Friday, February 17, 2017

Expedition Availability

Recent gear arrival!

February is a busy month for the AMS staff. Along with our normal paperwork, we are confirming NPS appointments and registrations, as well as our flight reservations. Lots of new gear is arriving to be checked in and put away. All of our work now will pay off,  with a great climbing season!

We hope you will be joining us this season.

$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         6 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            1 space available
* May 7- May 28         FULL
May 11-June 1             FULL
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            FULL
May 21-June 11           6 spaces available
May 25- June 15        6 spaces available
May 28- June 18          FULL
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            4 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides, 22 days
June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days
April 29- May 20          4 spaces available 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Expedition Availability

Thanks to AMS I realized how defiant Denali is, but with AMS I made it!”
 Tomasz Moys DWB 2016,


Moon over Denali

$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         6 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            1 space available
* May 7- May 28         FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            1 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 25- June 15         6 spaces available
May 28- June 18          FULL
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            4 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides, 22 days
June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days
April 29- May 20          4 spaces available 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Expedition Availibility


"My time on Denali with AMS was fantastic. In addition to my own high appraisal of the AMS guides/instructors, the respect given to the AMS guides/instructors by guides from other organizations was even greater proof of AMS’s quality. It was obvious that AMS was the expert on Denali.” –Mike Hathorn, Denali West Buttress

$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         6 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            1 space available
* May 7- May 28         FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            3 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 25- June 15          6 spaces available
May 28- June 18          FULL
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            4 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides, 22 days
June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days
April 29- May 20          4 spaces available 

16 Ridge photo by Josh Hoeschen

Thursday, January 26, 2017

NEW! Expedition date

For some inspiration: Norio Matsumoto is an annual Alaska winter photographer.
He builds a snow cave and lives in the AK range for weeks
capturing beauty that people rarely see. He is about to embark
back out this January 2017.

Denali, West Buttress Expedition
$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         6 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            1 space available
* May 7- May 28         FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            3 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 25- June 15          6 spaces available
May 28- June 18          FULL
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            5 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides, 22 days
June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days
April 29- May 20          4 spaces available 

Winter Light by Norio Matsumoto 
Snow cave by Norio Matsumoto 





Friday, January 20, 2017

Expedition Availability

Our temperatures have been really frigid this week.  Yesterday morning it was -35, today  it is 8 and snowing.  The office staff as been keeping busy processing paperwork.  

$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         6 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            1 spaces available
* May 7- May 28         FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            3 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 28- June 18          FULL
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            5 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$8900, 6 climbers and 3 guides, 24 days

May 25- June 17         6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides ,22 days

June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days

Climbers on Foraker

Tuesday, January 10, 2017



AMS team leaving 17,000 foot camp and headed for the summit.


$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         5 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            2 spaces available
* May 7- May 28         FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            3 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 28- June 18          1 space available
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            5 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$8900, 6 climbers and 3 guides, 24 days

May 25- June 17         6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides ,22 days

June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days


April 29-May 20           4 spaces available

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Expedition Availability

AMS climbers ~12,000' on Denali photo by Todd Torkelson
$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         5 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            3 spaces available
* May 7- May 28          FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            4 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 28- June 18          1 space available
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            5 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$8900, 6 climbers and 3 guides, 24 days

May 25- June 17         6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides ,22 days

June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days


April 29-May 20           4 spaces available

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Expedition Availability

Climbers near Windy Corner (13,000 ft.) on the West Buttress

Denali, West Buttress Expedition
$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         5 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            3 spaces available
* May 7- May 28          FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            FULL
May 18- June 8            4 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 28- June 18          1 space available
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            1 space available
June 8- June 29            5 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$8900, 6 climbers and 3 guides, 24 days

May 25- June 17         6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides, 22 days

June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days

April 29-May 20           4 spaces available

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy New Year ~ 2017

                     Painting by former AMS guide and current commercial pilot, Leighan Falley

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Denali and Foraker Expedition Availibility



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 “AMS is an astonishingly effective organization combining real knowledge, skills and strength with a friendly encouraging approach.” Mike Stroud,  DWB, 2016


Taking a break on Ski Hill
$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         5 spaces available       
May 4- May 25            3 spaces available
* May 7- May 28          FULL
May 11-June 1             1 space available
May 14- June 4            2 spaces available
May 18- June 8            4 spaces available
May 21-June 11           5 spaces available
May 28- June 18          1 space available
May 31- June 21          5 spaces available
June 4- June 25            2 spaces available
June 8- June 29            5 spaces available
* June 11- July 2          FULL
June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          
June 18- July 9             6 spaces available
June 22- July 13           6 spaces available
June 25- July 16           6 spaces available

$8900, 6 climbers and 3 guides, 24 days

May 25- June 17         6 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides ,22 days

June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days

April 29-May 20           4 spaces available