Friday, February 26, 2010

WFR Filling, Murray Nash, Wounded Warriors

Quick Update:

Wilderness First Responder Course
March 6-14: FULL

WFR Re-certification
March 20-22: FULL
March 27-29: 5 spaces available. Click here for registration form.

Wounded Warriors have gained National Attention!
Marc Hoffmeister has been awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award!
http://ngadventure.typepad.com/blog/2010/02/readers-choice-adventurer-of-the-year-the-votes-are-in.html

Local Surveyor & Musician Murray Nash plays with Rare Form, the Simpletones, Rick Shaw & the Transporters (AKA the AMS party band!) & more. There will be a fundraiser for him on Saturday, February 27 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar (downtown Talkeetna). Silent Auction & community potluck from 5 to 8pm, Live Auction from 8 to 9 pm, with lots of live music from many bands! The party & fundraising will move to the Fairview after 9pm. More details here.
See you there!

We will be back in the office on Monday, have a good weekend!
Get well soon Murray!!
~Julia

Thursday, February 25, 2010

WFR Update

Just a quick note - WFR Recert spaces are going fast!

Wilderness First Responder Course
March 6-14: FULL

WFR Re-certification
March 20-22: FULL
March 27-29: 7 spaces available

~Julia

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feb 23 Update

February is still warm here in Talkeetna! We're hoping trail conditions continue to be good for the Oosik ski race and the Iditarod!

2010 AMS Current Availability Report:

Lots of changes since last week!

Wilderness First Responder Course
March 6-14: FULL

WFR Re-certification
March 20-22: 1 space available
March 27-29: 9 spaces available

Denali, West Buttress
April 27-May 17: 2 spaces available
May 3- 23: 1 space available
May 10-30: FULL (waitlist)
May 17-June 6: FULL (waitlist)
May 24-June 13: FULL (waitlist)
May 31-June 20: FULL (waitlist)
June 2- June 22: 2 spaces available
June 7-June 27: FULL
June 14-July 4: FULL
June 21-July 11: FULL (waitlist)
July 4- July 24: 5 spaces available

Denali, West Rib
May 29-June 18: 3 spaces available

Denali, Upper West Rib
June 5-June 25: 4 spaces available

12 day Mountaineering Courses
April 18 -29: 5 spaces available
May 14-22: 5 spaces available

June 11-22: 6 spaces available
July 12-23: 9 spaces available
August 9-20: 8 spaces available
September 6-17: 9 spaces available


6 day Mountaineering Courses
All dates have space availability, April - September

Advanced Mountaineering Courses
May 2-13: FULL
June 23-July4: 4 spaces available

Kahiltna Dome/ Denali Prep Course

June 3-12: 5 spaces available

Custom Programs: space is currently available

Please contact us if you have any questions about our programs or click on the links above.
We look forward to being with you in the Alaska Range!

Our office is on Winter Hours, Monday-Friday: 10 am to 5 pm, Alaska Standard Time (4 hours earlier than Eastern Standard Time).

Office phone: 907-733-1016
Office Fax: 907-733-1362
Email: info@climbalaska.org

Cheers,
~Blogger Julia

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feb 15 Updates

AMS Climber on Peak 11,300' Ruth Glacier Alaska Range, AMS custom climb.

Julia is away for a few weeks so our dear old friend and the past AMS Admissions manager, Frannie and I are steering the ship at the AMS HQ.

The sun keeps shinning here in Talkeetna and the temperature is creeping up, it was 35 F today. Spring is coming slowly but surely.

The skiing is excellent and the groomers are working hard on the nordic ski trails on the frozen lakes, rivers, and through the birch and spruce forest. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 20th and come on up to Talkeetna's 25 & 50 K Oosik Nordic Classical Ski Race, super fun for all!

The AMS office is accepting applications and confirming custom climbs for this spring, there will be lots of fun in the Alaska Range this year.

Feel free to contact us if you want to sign up or get a quote for a custom climb.

2010 AMS Current Availability Report:


Wilderness First Responder Course
March 6-14: FULL

WFR Re-certification
March 20-22: 5 spaces available
March 27-29: 9 spaces available

Denali,
West Buttress
April 27-May 17: 2 spaces available
May 3- 23: 1 space available
May 10-30: FULL (waitlist)
May 17-June 6: FULL (waitlist)
May 24-June 13: FULL (waitlist)
May 31-June 20: FULL (waitlist)
June 2- June 22: 3 spaces available
June 7-June 27: FULL
June 14-July 4: FULL
June 21-July 11: FULL (waitlist)
July 4- July 24: 5 spaces available

Denali, West Rib
May 29-June 18: 3 spaces available

Denali,
Upper West Rib
June 5-June 25: 4 spaces available

12 day Mountaineering Courses
April 18 -29: 5 spaces available
May 14-22: 6 spaces available

June 11-22: 6 spaces available
July 12-23: 9 spaces available
August 9-20: 9 spaces available
September 6-17: 9 spaces available


6 day Mountaineering Courses
All dates have space availability, April - September

Advanced Mountaineering Courses
May 2-13: 2 spaces available
June 23-July4: 4 spaces available

Kahiltna Dome/ Denali Prep Course

June 3-12: 6 spaces available

Custom Programs: space is currently available

Please contact us if you have any questions about our programs, we look forward to being with you in the Alaska Range.

Our office is on Winter Hours, Monday-Friday: 10 am to 5 pm, Alaska Standard Time (4 hours earlier than Eastern Standard Time).

Office phone: 907-733-1016
Office Fax: 907-733-1362,
Email: info@climbalaska.org


Cheers,
Caitlin

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy February!

It feels like Spring! Snow on the ground is still very crunchy, but the sun gets higher every day.

Only 1 Month until the WFR course begins!
Spaces for this session are going fast!


Application Forms are available on our Website:
Not sure what you should sign up for? Check out the Prerequisites and just ask us if you're not sure. We want to you to be ready for your adventure, but not afraid of a fun challenge.
* If you are applying for an Expedition or Advanced Mountaineering Course, you can use our handy "Expedition Questionnaire" to give us your background. You'll find it on this page.

Our office is on Winter Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Alaska Time (4 hours earlier than New York time).
907-733-1016
Or email us at any hour: info@climbalaska.org
Cheers!
~Blogger & Queen of Papercuts, Julia