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It's first come, first served on McKinley

The number of climbers allowed each year on North America's tallest mountain has been capped at 1,500 by the National Park Service.But everyone seems to agree the ceiling is, at least for now, more symbolic than substantive.Not a single complaint has been heard from the mountaineering community, said Denali National Park Ranger Daryl Miller in Talkeetna.Possibly, he added, this is because the mountain isn't expecting to witness 1,500 people subjecting themselves to the risks of climbing Alaska's coldest, windiest mountain anytime soon. The most climbers who have ever tried were 1,340 back in 2005. Read the full storyat adn.com.

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