Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy New Year!

We hope 2009 is treating you well!

Talkeetna weather has gone from a cold spell to a heat wave. We had temps down to -30 F. here in town to ring in the new year, now we are getting rain! Not very conducive to climbing, or anything else for that matter. Snow is predicted by tonight and NOAA tells us to expect sub zero temps to return in February and March.

We're looking forward to climbing season, no matter what the weather brings now. Expedition members are busy training for their Alaska Range adventures. We're busy in the office getting things ready for a great season. Winter office hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday, Alaska Time and sometimes we're here for extended hours.

The season is creeping up on us - time to sign up for Spring courses! Wilderness First Responder and Recertification workshops are still available in March, as are Mountaineering Courses in April. We still have one spot on the April West Buttress Expedition - that will go quickly! Interested in Mt. Hunter or Foraker?? Let us know ASAP!

We got a call from Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking this morning, retailers of mountaineering gear in Anchorage, about some special deals they are offering on boots - check it out! They are super helpful in making sure you get a proper fit.

"Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking is currently having a sale on La Sportiva Spantik boots for the upcoming Alaska Range season. Normally priced at $650/pair, we knocked them down to $550/pair for a limited time. Normally we would advertise on our website but due to malware problems with the server, we are unable to update at this time.
We also still stock the La Sportiva Olympus Mons as well as the Nuptse.
This spring we will also be carrying the Scarpa Phantom 8000 which would also be a great Denali boot.
We still offer a 10% discount for any non-sale items (for AMS participants)."


Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking
2633 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
phone (907) 272-1811
fax (907) 274-6362

Welcome 2009! Bring it on!

~ Cheers, Julia