National Park Service

There is a $375 fee for climbing Denali or Foraker, unless you are under 24, then the fee is $275.00, plus a park entrance fee of $15 per person.  You must register 60 days in advance for Denali and Foraker.

CONTINUING FOR THE 2019 SEASON:  Appointments are required for all orientations.  Teams should contact the Talkeetna Ranger Station to schedule an appointment, time slots can fill up fast.  Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., seven days a week.  Expeditions should arrive 30 minutes prior to the appointment time to pay the special use permit and park entrance fees.


Talkeetna Ranger Station
PO Box 588
Talkeetna AK 99676
Phone: (907)733-2231
FAX: (907)733-1465
E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: National Park Service - Denali Mountaineering

Note:  If you plan to climb with a guide, make certain that the service is authorized by Denali National Park and Preserve. Each year climbers mistakenly pay illegal guides that advertise their services. Illegal guiding is prohibited and these climbs could be canceled at any time.


Here are links to some guiding groups we recommend and fly:

Mountain Trip

Alaska Mountaineering School

Alpine Ascents International


Getting to Alaska & Anchorage Advice

We recommend Talkeetna Travel for your air tickets to Alaska; they are familiar with the airlines that fly Alaska and can help with changes when you’re here.

Talkeetna Travel
E-mail:   [email protected]
PO Box 479
Talkeetna AK 99676
Phone: (907) 733-TRAV (8728)
Toll Free: (888) 567-Trav (8728)


Here are a few recommendations for places to stay in Anchorage (Hostels): 

Anchorage Guest House
Phone:  (907) 274-0408
2001 Hillcrest Drive - Anchorage, AK

Base Camp Anchorage
Phone:  (907) 274-1252
1037 W 26th Avenue

Alaska Backpackers Inn
Phone:  (907)277-2770
327 Eagle Street

Anchorage Gear Shops

Phone: (907) 272-4565
1200 West Northern Lights

Phone: (907) 272-1811
2633 Spenard Road

Talkeetna also has one:

AMS Gear Shop

Satellite Phone Rental

Alaska Satellite Phones - Offering voice, short messaging & optional email capability, solar panels and external battery packs for rent.  Has lightweight and easy to use packages perfect for mountaineering expeditions. Please reserve in advance.

Contact Gregory (Alaska Satellite Phone Consultant) Please reserve in advance.

Email:  [email protected]  Phone:  619-922-1777  (available 7 days/week)

Sat phones may be reserved in advance and can be picked up in Talkeetna.

Satellite Phone Store - 

Satellite Phone Store has a dedicated satellite communication logistics office located in Anchorage Alaska. Our Alaska office now offers special discounts, same day shipping and local pickup Monday through Saturday with a designated 24/7 drop off box.

Alaska Office:  1231 W. Northern Lights Blvd, Suite 202Anchorage, AK 99503Phone: 907-272-7368Email: [email protected]

Surveyors Exchange                                                             

Satellite phone rentals in Alaska.                                             

3695 Springer St,  Anchorage, AK  99503 (907) 561-6501 Toll Free: 800-770-5500

Anchorage to Talkeetna Transportation

Planet Earth Adventure

PO Box 93578,  Anchorage, AK  99500
(907) 717-9666
E-mail:   [email protected]   

Talkeetna Taxi
(907) 355-TAXI
Email:  [email protected]

Denali Overland Transportation
PO Box 330 Talkeetna AK 99676
FAX: (907)733-2385
E-mail:   [email protected]         

Go Purple Shuttle
E-mail:  [email protected]

Exposure Alaska
(Expedition Support Packages)
E-mail:  [email protected] 

Talkeetna Air Taxi flight service Anchorage-Talkeetna
$725 and up depending on how many people and how much gear.


Denali Base Camp

From May through early July the air services of Talkeetna jointly operate Base Camp on the southeast fork of the Kahiltna Glacier. Lisa Roderick, Base Camp Manager, welcomes you to the 7,200 ft. tent village that serves as a jumping off point for climbers ascending routes on Denali, Hunter, and Foraker.  

General Info:

  • Coleman fuel is available at Base Camp. Sleds are available for purchase at the TAT office.  Sleds may or may not be rigged – so bring sled rigging with you (4mm and/or 6 mm).
  • Lisa operates a family band radio to transmit weather information every evening. 
  • Check-in with Lisa when you get back from your climb and she will call us to arrange your pick-up.

Thanks again for the great flight support this year on our trip into the Coffee Glacier. Without you the trip would not have happened! And the office barbeque was a great way to spend an evening before we went out.Peter Haeussler, Alaska