Mountaineers wilderness experience in Denali National Park and Preserve

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The purpose of this research was to provide Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA) managers with information regarding mountaineers' perceptions of social and resource conditions in the glaciated wilderness encompassing the south side of Mount McKinley. This study focused on DENA mountaineers' wilderness experiences and describes themes related to perceptions of wilderness experience elements that emerged from 31 qualitative interviews in 2012. Emphasis was placed on themes closely connected to mountaineers' experiences with the soundscape in DENA's South District. Results inform current and future mountaineering management and help to ensure protection of resource and social conditions in DENA's wilderness.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
JournalInternational Journal of Wilderness
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2015


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