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Contact: Jim LeBel, (907) 683-6390
The National Park Service has completed the selection process for the concession contracts authorizing guided mountaineering expeditions within Denali National Park and Preserve.
Contracts for the years 2019-2028 will be awarded to the following operators:
- Alaska Mountaineering School LLC
- Alpine Ascents Denali LLC
- American Alpine Institute Ltd
- IMG Denali LLC
- Mountain Trip Alaska LLC
- Rainier Mountaineering Inc.
- The National Outdoor Leadership School was awarded a contract for its historic usage.
Visitor services provided under the terms of the new contracts are essentially the same as under past contracts. Changes include increased opportunity for commercial climbing through the implementation of the 2012 Climbing Allocation Environmental Assessment and an expansion of the geographic area of authorization for climbing activities to include the entire Alaska Range within the boundaries of the park.
The selection process was very competitive; more proposals were received than contracts available to award.
In the upcoming months contracts will be sent to the operators for signatures and once signed, NPS officials will sign and award the contracts.