Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thanks for the great '07 season!!


A quiet AMS headquarters.


Lisle, happy 'cause she's jumping up and down on Colby's stomach.

We had an awesome and successful season this year. We had over 70 climbers climb with us on various expeditions and 170 plus students in our courses.

The last of the Mountaineering Courses ended in the middle of September. We still have a Wilderness First Responder recert course coming up on the 28th of this month. Now, we're relaxing a little bit gearing up for next season. The applications are starting to roll in for the '08 season. Our Mt. foraker expedition only has 2 spots open for the early May '08 departure.

We are excited to announce our partnership with Big City Mountaineers and Summit for Someone. We are doing two trips with Summit for Someone in '08. Check out their websites. They are both amazing outfits.

AMS is also getting a new website and it should be up and running by the middle of October. We sad to say that Ina will be leaving AMS to go to work for a non-profit avalanche education school run by one of AMS's senior guides/instructors, Blaine Smith. Julia Crocetto will be answering the phones and keeping AMS cranking through the winter. She's excited for the challenge and we're excited to have her on board.

Colby and Caitlin are busy working on the website and taking care of their cool little daughter, Lisle and keeping track of their new birds, Luke the Duke the dog and James 007 the kitty and of course Sam the horse and the chickens whom don't have names that I know of.

Rob Gowler, the Operations and Staffing Manager will be working remotely all winter season from Moab, Utah and Baja, Mexico.

Hopefully we'll see some of you up in Talkeetna for the 2008 mountaineering season.

Best,

The Alaska Mountaineering School.