Monday, November 20, 2017

AMS Expedition Availability

It continues to be clear, sunny and cold here but we did get a bit of snow over the weekend so that freshened up our trails for nordic skiing.

We will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our regular hours are Monday through Friday  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Alaska Time). Give us a call; we're happy to help.



View from the river, photo by Rob Gowler


$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides
22 days


April 29 – May 20          8 spaces
May 4 – May 25             8 spaces
May 6 – May 27             8 spaces
May 11 – June 1             8 spaces
May 13 – June 3             7 spaces
May 18 – June 8             8 spaces
May 20 – June 10           8 spaces
May 25 – June 15           7 spaces
May 27 – June 17           5 spaces
June 3 – June 24             6 spaces
June 8 – June 29             8 spaces
June 10 – July 1              6 spaces
June 15 – July 6              7 spaces
June 17 – July 18            7 spaces
June 22 – July 13            8 spaces

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$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides
22 days

May 23- June 13       4 spaces

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides
22 days

May 8 - May 29       4 spaces

Thursday, November 9, 2017

AMS Expedition Availability

We have had some beautiful clear days in Talkeetna.  AMS guide Rob Gowler took a break from packing to go to the river get some great pictures.  Rob is going to the Brooks Range for film work.

The office staff is in the office 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Alaska Time) if you have any question call or email us, we are happy to help.



View from the river, photo by Rob Gowler


$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides
22 days


April 29 – May 20          8 spaces
May 4 – May 25             8 spaces
May 6 – May 27             8 spaces
May 11 – June 1             8 spaces
May 13 – June 3             7 spaces
May 18 – June 8             8 spaces
May 20 – June 10           8 spaces
May 25 – June 15           7 spaces
May 27 – June 17           5 spaces
June 3 – June 24             7 spaces
June 8 – June 29             8 spaces
June 10 – July 1              8 spaces
June 15 – July 6              7 spaces
June 17 – July 18            7 spaces
June 22 – July 13            8 spaces

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$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides
22 days

May 23- June 13       4 spaces

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides
22 days

May 8 - May 29       4 spaces











Friday, November 3, 2017

AMS Mountaineering Courses


The experience at AMS was top-notch. I felt safe, learned a ton and learned that I love the mountains of Alaska even more than I thought. Thanks for everything AMS!"   12 Day Mountaineering Course, Carter B. 2017

We have openings in all of our courses, we hope to see you this season!  Mountaineering Courses
Clipping in

Camp at Glacier 1

 Crevasse Rescue

Thursday, November 2, 2017

AMS Expedition Availibality

Everyone at AMS is happy to have snow on the ground, we look forward to seeing what November will bring.

AMS headquarters in winter


Denali, West Buttress Expedition
$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides
22 days

April 29 – May 20      8 spaces       
May 4- 25                   8 spaces
May 6- 27                   8 spaces
May 11-June 1            8 spaces
May 13- June 3          7 spaces
May 18- June 8          8 spaces
May 20-June 10         8 spaces
May 25- June 15        7 spaces
May 27- June 17        5 spaces
June 3- 24                  7 spaces
June 8- 29                  8 spaces
June 10- July 1          6 spaces
June 15- July 6          8 spaces        
June 17- July 8          7 spaces
June 22- July 13        8 spaces

Denali Full West Rib
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides
22 days

May 23- June 13       4 spaces

Foraker, Sultana Ridge
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides
22 days

May 8 - May 29       4 spaces



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AMS Expedition Availability

AMS office staff has been very busy since our schedule was released.  We are looking forward to the 2018 season. We hope to see you in the spring!

Climbing from 16K, photo by Rob Gowler


Denali, West Buttress, 22 days $8,900, 8 climbers and 3 guides

April 29 - May 20                8 Spaces   
May 4 - May 25                    8 Spaces    
May 6 - May 27                    8 Spaces
May 11 - June 1                     8 Spaces
May 13 -June 3                    8 Spaces
May 18 - June 8                   8 Spaces
May 20 - June 10                8 Spaces
May 25 -June 15                  8 Spaces
May 27 -June 17                  5 Spaces
June 3 - June 24                 8 Spaces
June 8 - June 29                 8 Spaces
June 10 - July 1                    6 Spaces
June 15 - July 6                   8 Spaces
June 17 - July 8                   8 Spaces
June 22 - July 13                          8 Spaces

Denali Full West Rib, 22 days $11,500, 4 climbers, 2 guides 
May 23- June 13

Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 22 days $11,500 , 4 climbers, 2 guidess 
May 8-May 29 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

12 Day Mountaineering Course 9/1, Kayes: RETURNS!

AMS guides Jake and Sammie return with students this weekend after an extended stay in the Coffee glacier with lots of different kinds of weather and great learning opportunities. The team arrived back to town Saturday evening the 16th, with a couple day delay flight in and out. Flying in and out of the Alaska Range it is common to get delayed, as the planes and pilots are typically flying on Visual Reference only. For some, the more time in the Alaska Range, the better. September is an awesome time to experience the changing of seasons back to winter.
Big thanks to Sammie Ellsworth for the photos of the spectacular Coffee Glacier!

Home sweet home on the Coffee Glacier, basecamp



AMS instructor Jake Kayes


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Custom Backpacking- Frez-Albrecht 9/3-9/6 RETURNS!


AMS crew has returned from backpacking and saw a little bit of everything! Rain, views of Denali, blueberries, and lots of exercise and fresh air. More photos to come! 




Jason and Marci enjoying a meal on the tundra
Simon showing Jason their route

Enjoying the view


12 Day Mountaineering Course 9/1, Kayes

AMS guides Jake and Sammie reported in briefly today....

saying " Enjoying the Coffee Glacier! We've practiced glacier travel and crevasse rescue, and a bit of avalanche rescue. We are moving camp tomorrow." They have seen a variety of weather and are enjoying the fresh snow that September is bringing.

AMS collection of the Coffee glacier 
If the weather clears, the aurora forecast is very high! Typically a "5" is very good viewing. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Custom Backpacking, 9/5-9/7, Bomba

AMS guide Chelsea, shop dog Jack, and Lisa Breece pause for a photo before driving to the trailhead. 
AMS guide Chelsea Bomba and hiker Lisa Breece headed out today to tackle the Bomber Traverse in the Talkeetna mountains. This is a beautiful and challenging route that goes through tundra, scree, and some dry glacier. They arrived to the trailhead this afternoon after spending the morning discussing logistics and packing. We can't wait to hear the stories!


Jack the AMS dog sharing the love

The traverse area in summertime

The current colors of the flora and fauna