by Sue Deyoe ~ November 3rd, 2010
The National Park Service has opened a public comment period to examine the possibility of raising fees that mountaineers pay to climb Mt McKinley and Mt. Foraker. Despite an increase in the special use fee in 2005, the current revenue only covers 17% of the cost of the program overall. Park officials are asking climbers and others nationwide to weigh in hopes of coming up with a solution.