May 8, 2018
It is with great excitement and pride that IMG Denali, LLC announces having been awarded a 10 year contract by the National Park Service to guide on Denali. IMG Denali, LLC is a new company formed in 2014 by International Mountain Guides, LLC and our long-time friend, past climbing partner and guide, Dr. Daniel Mann. International Mountain Guides, LLC partners Paul Baugher, George Dunn, Phil Ershler and Eric Simonson look forward to working with Dan Mann and bringing our combined skills and experience to the challenge of guiding on Denali and in Denali National Park beginning in May 2019.
We will be bringing a fresh approach to guiding The Great One. While the National Park Service requires a 3:1 climber to guide ratio, we will employ a 2:1 climber to guide ratio, with groups of 8 climbers and 4 guides. This approach gives us more strength and more options on summit day. Most people don’t get a chance to climb Denali twice, which is why we want to do everything we can to set ourselves up for success the first time.
We are still finalizing our dates and rates for 2019. If you are interested in climbing with one of our IMG Denali teams, please get in touch with our office, and we’ll put your name on the list to receive further information:
We’ll see you in Alaska in 2019!