Mountaineering Booklet

The booklet "Mountaineering in Denali National Park and Preserve" was originally written by park staff and medical advisers to help prepare climbers for the extreme mental and physical stresses associated with high altitude mountaineering.

NEW as of December 24, 2014:

Denali National Park staff has revised the booklet content, including more current information on radio communications, park policies, clean climbing, and medical information. Instead of a hardcopy booklet or a PDF document, climbers are now required to read the four-part website section called Expedition Planning Tools. The four sections are as follows:

Part 1: Planning Considerations

Part 2: Mountaineering Medical Issues

Part 3: Equipment and Clothing

Part 4: Clean Climbing

In addition to the Expedition Planning Tools, other great resources are also available on the Mountaineering homepage, including Frequently Asked Questions About Mountaineering in Denali National Park and other Important Mountaineering Links.

Denali National Park intends to translate the new website information into the more common languages spoken on Denali. However, in the mean time, foreign language speakers should apply their favorite language translation software to the website text. Climbers can also contact the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station staff to request a PDF copy of the older booklet text translated in German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Russian, although be advised that key sections have been revised.

Registration Code

The Pay.Gov registration form requires that a 'registration code' be entered on your registration form. The application and payment will not be accepted without it. The four digit code can be found by reading through the Expedition Planning Tools pages.

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


(907) 683-9532
General park information. The phone is answered 9 am - 4 pm daily, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message with your number and we'll call you back as soon as we finish helping the visitor on the line ahead of you.

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