Last year, all climbing permits in Denali National Park were suspended.
The Alaska Department of Public Safety announced the extension Wednesday in response to continued winter weather.
The same weather that kept the stranded group on the glacier kept rescuers off it. Fortunately, the Sheldon Chalet was just a few miles away.
According to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the reason for this change is a new federal act that will designate 988 as an abbreviated number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The Alaska Railroad is planning to run more passenger trains this summer than in 2020, but not as many as in recent, pre-pandemic years.
Last year’s climbing season was canceled due to COVID-19. Now climbing is returning, along with its boost to businesses in the Northern Susitna Valley.
Alaska State Troopers have arrested a suspect in the shooting deaths of four family members, including two children, in the Mat-Su Borough.