Channel 2 News — For many, climbing is the goal at Mt. McKinley, but Wednesday, Denali National Park announced a climb of a different kind.
The park announced it will be increasing its mountaineering use fee in the upcoming 2012 mountaineering season.
For the first time, the park will offer two different mountaineering fees. The first, for people younger than 25-years-old, the fee will be $250. For everyone else, it will be $350.
The fees also apply to those who climb Mt. Foraker.
The money from the fees goes to support costs associated with the high-altitude ranger station that assists with rescues on the mountain.
The increase comes after a long public process that included several discussions on how to help cover costs at the park.