Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Schedule Update & Technical Difficulties

Greetings from slushy Talkeetna!
Alaska might be one of the few places where they cancel school on account of rain. Today is day three of school being closed due to treacherous road conditions. People and pets have been cooped up and starting to suffer from Cabin Fever! The weatherman is calling for snow tomorrow, but with slush and big puddles everywhere, folks are not too excited about that.

The ski trails were in great condition! Last Saturday, there was a "Wooden Ski" Classic that about a dozen community members participated in. Retro attire was encouraged! Wool sweaters, knickers, skirts, wooden skis, snowshoes and fur mittens were all seen that day. The group skied about 2 hours in fairly deep, fresh snow, making a long loop around town, along the River Trail and the Swamp Trail (by Twister Creek) starting and ending at the Talkeetna Roadhouse. The temp was 5 to 10 degrees above zero, the sun was out and it was beautiful.

So, here is the good news - enrollments are looking good!
We are receiving emails, faxes and phone calls every day for all sorts of programs.

Here is the current availability for 2011:

Aconcagua Expeditions
January 10 - 28: (FULL)
February 10 - 28:
two spots available

Foraker - Sultana Expedition
April 27 - May 13: (FULL)

Denali - Upper West Rib
May 21 - June 10:
3 spots

Denali - West Buttress Expeditions
April 25 - May 15: 6 spots
May 2 - 22: 6 spots
May 9 - 29: 4 spots
May 16 - June 5: 4 spots
May 23 - June 12:
1 spot
May 30 - June 19: (FULL)
June 6 - 26: 2 spots
June 13 - July 3: 6 spots
June 20 - July 12:
1 spot
June 27 - July 17: 5 spots

Mountain Guide Course
April 15 - 26:
4 spots

Advanced Mountaineering Course
May 6 - 17: 5 spots

Denali Prep Course/Kahiltna Dome
June 5-14: 6 spots

12 Day Mountaineering Courses
Several Dates: all have availability

Denali Photo Workshop
August 22-27: available

Wilderness First Responder Courses
WFR 70-Hour Course
March 5-13: 12 spots
WFR 3-day Recert
March 19-21: 18 spots
March 26-28: 16

Custom Courses
Custom Expeditions
A limited number of dates are still available for Denali, contact AMS for details.
Many other custom options are available - all over the Alaska Range!
Check out our Glacier Treks!

Here is the full
schedule for more options.
Call or email AMS if you have any questions!
We're in the office Monday-Friday, 10 am - 5 pm Alaska Time.
We will be closed in observance of Winter Holidays:
November 25 & 26, December 24, December 31
Happy Thanksgiving!

~Blogger Julia

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