Since 2011, this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has led the effort to provide support for the many VIPs/volunteers in the mountaineering program at Denali National Park
Meet some of the VIPS/volunteers IN PARK
What We've Achieved
Denali volunteers now arrive for patrol more prepared and better equipped- easing the burden placed on both volunteers and Denali National Park resources
Gear cache of specialized and expensive high altitude mountaineering equipment now available for volunteers to use during patrol.
Transportation funds: relieve some of the costs of the required shuttle of volunteers from Anchorage-Talkeetna-Anchorage (2.5 hour drive one way) and of expensive flights in an out of Alaska.
2013 Denali Pro Pin award for efforts to support the mountaineering program.
DRV has assisted Nepali instructors with travel and other costs, ensuring a successful exchange program in Denali National Park and the Khumbu Climbing Center
What Volunteers in parks (vips) do:
Denali volunteers assist in life-saving rescues
Provide Medical expertise and care
Advise climbers to potential avalanche or mountaineering hazards
Assist rangers in keeping the mountain clean