Wednesday, November 7, 2018

AMS Expedition Availability

 AMS runs a truly professional organization, they made it possible for me to stand atop the highest point in North America, and they did it safely and with class.” Keith G, Denali West Buttress May 2018

Busy Base Camp


2019 Availability

$8,900, 9 climbers, 3 guides

May 9–30, 8 spaces available
May 12–June 2, 9 spaces available
May 16–June 6, 7 spaces available
May 19–June 9, 5 spaces available 
May 23–June 13, 8 spaces available 
May 26–June 16, 9 spaces available 
June 2–23, 3 spaces available 
June 6–27, 9 spaces available
June 9–30, 9 spaces available 
June 16–July 7, 6 spaces available 
June 20–July 11, 9 spaces available 

$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides

May 18–June 8, 2 spaces available 

Mt. Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 22 days
$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AMS Expedition Availability

I was stopped on the mountain by another guide, “Who are you with?” he asked. “AMS” I replied, “Oh they’ll take good care of you.” He was right and I felt proud to be climbing with the 
pre-eminent  outfit on Denali.”, Bruce C Denali West Buttress, May 2018

Now is a great time to sign up for the adventure of a lifetime! We are available Monday to Friday to answer any questions you may have.

Windy West Rib, photo by Josh Hoeschen


2019 Availability

$8,900, 9 climbers, 3 guides

May 9–30, 8 spaces available
May 12–June 2, 8 spaces available
May 16–June 6, 7 spaces available
May 19–June 9, 7 spaces available 
May 23–June 13, 8 spaces available 
May 26–June 16, 8 spaces available 
June 2–23, 4 spaces available 
June 6–27, 9 spaces available
June 9–30, 9 spaces available 
June 16–July 7, 6 spaces available 
June 20–July 11, 9 spaces available 

$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides

May 18–June 8, 2 spaces available 

Mt. Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 22 days
$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

AMS Expedition Availability

If you are thinking about climbing with AMS this season now is the perfect time to apply.  You will have lots of time to prepare for a great adventure!

See below for our current 2019 availability:

A room with a view is awaiting, high camp on Denali's West Buttress. Photo: D.Miller

2019 Availability

$8,900, 9 climbers, 3 guides

May 9–30, 8 spaces available
May 12–June 2, 9 spaces available
May 16–June 6, 7 spaces available
May 19–June 9, 7 spaces available 
May 23–June 13, 8 spaces available 
May 26–June 16, 8 spaces available 
June 2–23, 5 spaces available 
June 6–27, 9 spaces available
June 9–30, 9 spaces available 
June 16–July 7, 6 spaces available 
June 20–July 11, 9 spaces available 

$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides

May 18–June 8, 2 spaces available 

Mt. Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 22 days
$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides

May 8 - May 29, 4 spaces available

Mountaineering Courses, Twelve-day, Six-day, Advanced, Denali Prep
All have current availability 

Monday, October 8, 2018

AMS Expedition Availability


If you are thinking about climbing with AMS this season now is the perfect time to apply.  You will have lots of time to prepare for a great adventure!

Denali West Buttress, photo C. Erickson

$8,900, 9 climbers, 3 guides 
May 9–30, 9 spaces
May 12–June 2, 9 spaces
May 16–June 6, 7 spaces 
May 19–June 9, 9 spaces
May 23–June 13, 8 spaces
May 26–June 16, 8 spaces
June 2–23, 7 spaces
June 6–27, 9 spaces
June 9–30, 9 spaces
June 16–July 7, 6 spaces 
June 20–July 11, 9 spaces

$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides
May 18–June 8, 4 spaces

Mt. Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 22 days

$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides
May 8 - May 29, 4 spaces

Friday, September 21, 2018

Expedition Avilability

We have been enjoying a beautiful fall, lots of sunny days and beautiful fall colors.  AMs staff is also busy enrolling climbers and providing lots of information about the expeditions.  

$8,900, 9 climbers, 3 guides 
May 9–30, 9 spaces
May 12–June 2, 9 spaces
May 16–June 6, 7 spaces 
May 19–June 9, 9 spaces
May 23–June 13, 8 spaces
May 26–June 16, 8 spaces
June 2–23, 7 spaces
June 6–27, 9 spaces
June 9–30, 9 spaces
June 16–July 7, 6 spaces 
June 20–July 11, 9 spaces

$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides
May 18–June 8, 4 spaces

Mt. Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 22 days

$11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides
May 8 - May 29, 4 spaces

Sunset photo by Amanda Erickson

Friday, September 7, 2018

AMS UPDATE

We have beautiful fall weather here in Talkeetna!  Our schedule is released, we have been hearing from lots of climbers.  Unfortunately, our voicemail is not working.  We are working with the phone company to resolve the issue. 

Please email us if you have questions: info@climbalaska.org



Sunday, August 19, 2018

Custom Backpacking, 8/19 Launch

AMS guides Deb Ajango and Aubrey Morrison set off today with longtime participant Roland Beyer who has been coming to enjoy Alaska's wilderness since 1999. The three went via helicopter to the Talkeetna Mountains, Disappointment Creek headwaters vicinity. The blueberries are prime right now and the Caribou are roaming. I am sure they will have a great time exploring the tundra.


AMS guide Deb, Roland, and Aubrey 

AMS guide Deb, Roland, and Aubrey 

Monday, August 6, 2018

AMS Backpack and Packraft Trip, Phelps 8/4

Denali National park backpacking via floatplane 
AMS guides Jeremiah Phelps, Forrest Young-Taft and a team of brothers and friends from the lower 48 are celebrating multiple birthdays (100 years between them all) by flying via floatplane to Backside Lake for some world class backpacking. The students are looking forward to venturing deep into the wilderness that holds high wildlife viewing potential. They move camp daily while tundra hiking with views of the Tokositna and Ruth glaciers, along with the big snowy mountains including Denali. The crew is hoping to score some fishing opportunities on some clear side channels as they travel by packraft along the 55 glaciated river miles back to Talkeetna townsite.

The takeout is located on the riverbanks of Talkeetna, which mean "where the 3 rivers meet". This crew will go from the glaciated source of the river directly back to town. What an awesome adventure!

Backside Lake landing zone. photo by Amanda Erickson
Whales Tail Ridgline, world class backpacking. Photo A. Erickson

Large packs and views of Denali when it is revealed; Photo A.Erickson

Packrafting glaciated rivers back to Talkeetna townsite. Photo A. Erickson







Thursday, July 26, 2018

AMS Glacier Trek 7/26, Kayes

AMS guide Jake Kayes along with Adi and Michael just left for Matanuska Glacier for a 2-day trek. They were excited to be on their way.  Adi and Michael are looking forward to learning roped glacier travel, self-arrest, proper use of an ice axe and setting up ice anchors.  They also hope to do some ice climbing.


Gear check is done

 Packing the backpack
 AMS Guide Jake Kayes, Adi, Michael

Saturday, July 14, 2018

AMS 6 Day Mountaineering Course 7/9 Returns



AMS instructors Chelsea Bomba, Emma Lyddan, Fallon Connolly and students returned from the Pika Glacier.  This team learned about the weather delay first thing.  Weather delayed them from flying for a few days, they had classes here and at the Matanuska Glacier.  They were well prepared to fly to the Pika and practice their new skills.


Sorting gear

Our last table of snacks for climbing season