Monday, February 8, 2016

Expedition Availability

AMS was very busy last week.  Guides Betsy Young and Colby Coombs were packing to go to Eagle and Island Lake.  Guide Greg Runyan and Bace Poplawski returned from the Yukon Flats Wildlife Preserve.  All were working on providing safety and logistics on film projects.  It is nice to be so busy at this time of the year.

The office was busy getting getting paperwork in order for the guides as well as working with students to enroll.  We apologize for not updating the blog on Friday.

Denali West Buttress
April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22        FULL
June 5 - June 26       1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    FULL

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

Dog team picture by Greg Runyan
Colby and team off to Island Lake

Betsy and team off to Eagle



Friday, January 29, 2016

Expedition Availibility

 “They were definitely able to put together an epic program even thought the weather did not cooperate with the initial plan.  We had to change everything on the fly.  Extremely professional company!”

Adrian Podpirka  Custom Climb 2016

We hope to see you this season!

Denali West Buttress
April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22        FULL
June 5 - June 26       1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    1 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING




Friday, January 22, 2016

Expedition Availability


AMs and it’s guides were effective in helping me reach the summit of Denali.  They help you in almost every way needed to get on the the mountain, make the climb and get home safely.

Roberto Santos Williams, Denali WB June 2015

Denali West Buttress, 
April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22        FULL
June 5 - June 26       1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    1 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING


Friday, January 15, 2016

Expedition Availability Update


Denali West Buttress
April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22        FULL
June 5 - June 26       2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    2 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

It has been a busy week at AMS.  In addition to processing lots of paperwork.  We had few guides here packing to go out to work safety and logistics for film projects.  It has been nice to have so much activity at headquarters.

Gear ready to load

Guide Bace Poplawski checking tent

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sign up now for the 2016 climbing season!

Expedition Availability Updated!

Video collage of AMS 2015 Denali West Buttress Expedition by Ken Sommers


April 29 - May 20    6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26        4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29        FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22       FULL
June 5 - June 26       3 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3        2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    3 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Expedition Availability Update


Happy New Year!














Looking ahead to Alaska Range climbing in 2016!

April 29 - May 20    6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26        4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29        6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      3 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22       FULL
June 5 - June 26       5 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3        2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    4 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Greetings and Expedition Availability Update


Happy Holidays from Talkeetna, Alaska!

The AMS office will be closed December 24th, 25th we will reopen on Dec. 28th and be closed again on the 31st and January 1st in observance of the holidays.

From all of us at AMS, thanks for an amazing year, may your days be filled with peace, hope and joy this holiday season.




Denali West Buttress, 22 Days, $7500, with 6 climbers; 2 - 3 guides


April 29 - May 20    6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29        6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22       FULL
June 5 - June 26       5 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3        2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    4 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Expedition Availability


 “AMS amazing and very well organized organization.  Best thing they also take care about the diet for the mountains and brilliant guides and instructors.  Well informative too and well experienced guides.  Would love to have a trip to Denali again next year.”  Saachi Soni 6/2015

Denali West Buttress, 22 Days, $7500, with 6 climbers; 2 - 3 guides


April 29 - May 20    6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29        6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      5 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22       FULL
June 5 - June 26       5 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3        2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    4 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING


Friday, December 11, 2015

Expedition Availability

AMS Guides are among the most respected on the mountain.  The guides actions and interactions with others consistently demonstrate safety, experience and good judgment.  It was a pleasure climbing with AMS and I will definitely return." Robert Leidig June 2105 


Denali West Buttress, 22 Days, $7500, with 6 climbers; 2 - 3 guides


April 29 - May 20    6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29        6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      5 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22       3 SPOTS REMAINING
June 5 - June 26       6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3        2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    4 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

Camp set up

Friday, December 4, 2015

Expedition Availability

AMS  and its staff stand for high class mountaineering and guiding.  The Denali expedition couldn’t be better organized.  I highly recommend AMS.!  Thank you all."  Bjoern Luginbuehl, Denali West Buttress  May 2015


Denali West Buttress, 22 Days, $7500, with 6 climbers; 2 - 3 guides


April 29 - May 20    6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29        6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      5 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22       3 SPOTS REMAINING
June 5 - June 26       6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3        2 SPOTS REMAINING
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    4 SPOTS REMAINING

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

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