Saturday, March 27, 2010

Quick Denali Update

Current Availability as of April 7, 2010

Denali, West Buttress Expeditions:

April 27-May 17: 3 spaces available
May 3- 23: 1 space available
May 10-30: 1 space available
May 17-June 6: FULL
May 24-June 13: FULL
May 31-June 20: FULL
June 2- June 22: FULL
June 7-June 27: FULL
June 14-July 4: FULL
June 21-July 11: 2 spaces available
July 4- July 24: 3 spaces available

Interested in joining AMS for a climb on Denali's West Buttress?

The success of a Denali expedition relies on factors in our control and out of our control. The weather is out of our control. Being physically fit and having the necessary prior experience is in our control. A strong team member is able to a carry a 60 lb. backpack, has winter camped for extended periods, is confident in the use of crampons and an ice axe, and has been on climbs requiring roped glacier travel. A healthy sense of humor and compassion for your fellow climber are also favorable attributes.

To Apply, please complete and return an AMS Application Form and an Expedition Questionnaire: they both can be found on our website: www.climbalaska.org.

We will get back in touch with you to discuss the details of the climb and the nature of high altitude climbing in Alaska.

Cheers,
Caitlin

www.climbalaska.org
tel: 907-733-1016
fax: 907-733-1362

Monday, March 22, 2010

March Madness!

More changes in availability!

2010 AMS Current Availability Report:

WFR Re-certification
March 27-29: FULL (contact AMS if you would like to be on the Waitlist)

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

12 day Mountaineering Courses
April 18 -29: 2 spaces available
May 14-25: 7 spaces available
June 11-22: 1 space available
July 12-23: 8 spaces available
August 9-20: 8 spaces available
September 6-17: 9 spaces available


6 day Mountaineering Courses
April 16-21: 6 spaces available
June 4-9: 6 spaces available
July 5-10: 9 spaces available
August 2-7: 7 spaces available
September 13-18: 9 spaces available


Advanced Mountaineering Courses
May 2-13: 1 space available
June 23-July4: 4 spaces available

Kahiltna Dome/ Denali Prep Course

June 3-12: 3 spaces available

As always, you can find tons of information about us and all the forms you need on our website: www.climbalaska.org
Contact AMS HQ if you have questions! We now have office staff in on Saturdays, too.
Happy Spring!
~Julia

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Schedule Availiblity Update

There has been lots happening here at AMS HQ

Don't forget the Oosik Ski Race this Saturday March 20th in Talkeetna. The Ski Trails are in excellent condition.

We wish you well!

2010 AMS Current Availability Report:

Wilderness First Responder Course
March 6-14: FULL

WFR Re-certification
March 20-22: FULL
March 27-29: FULL

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

12 day Mountaineering Courses
April 18 -29: 2 spaces available
May 14-25: 7 spaces available
June 11-22: 3 spaces available
July 12-23: 8 spaces available
August 9-20: 8 spaces available
September 6-17: 9 spaces available


6 day Mountaineering Courses
April 16-21: 6 spaces available
June 4-9: 6 spaces available
July 5-10: 9 spaces available
August 2-7: 7 spaces available
September 13-18: 9 spaces available


Advanced Mountaineering Courses
May 2-13: 1 space available
June 23-July4: 4 spaces available

Kahiltna Dome/ Denali Prep Course

June 3-12: 3 spaces available

As always, you can find tons of information about us and all the forms you need on our website: www.climbalaska.org

Cheers,
Caitlin

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WFR Recerts Nearly Full!

It was cold in Talkeetna this morning, more normal temps for this time of year.
It is 10 above at 6pm and was 10 below overnight. Maybe the trails will firm up for the Oosik Ski Race after all!

Our first programs of the year have already begun! The Wilderness First Responder Course is full steam ahead. They were learning how to improvise rescue litters today.
Meanwhile, Super Guide Joey McBrayer is packing up for a Custom Mountaineering Course on Saturday at the Matanuska Glacier. Rumor has it there is fresh snow to play on!

ONE MORE SPOT on the Wilderness First Responder Recertification March 27-29!
Click here to sign up!

There are a FEW SPOTS LEFT on our Denali, West Buttress Expeditions!
April 27-May 17: 2 spaces available
May 3- 23: 1 space available
May 31-June 20: 1 space available (small expedition, contact us for details)
July 4- July 24: 4 spaces available
Click HERE to sign up!

Contact the AMS office for details! Emails and phone calls are welcome, leave a detailed message if we're not able to answer and we'll give you the skinny.
Cheers!
Blogger Julia
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info@climbalaska.org
907-733-1016

Thursday, March 4, 2010

American Alpine Club AK Section presents Ralph Tingey


Ralph has spent his life as a mountaineer and influential NPS Director. Hope to see you there.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy March! Ice & Rock Events in AK!

It's feeling really "springy" here!

Coming up soon:
Alaska Ice Fest - March 5-7, Anchorage & Hunter Creek, AK
HOWL Rock Climbing Competition - March 6, Homer, AK
Oosik Classic Ski Race - March 20, Talkeetna, AK


2010 AMS Current Availability Report:

Wilderness First Responder Course
March 6-14: FULL

WFR Re-certification
March 20-22: FULL
March 27-29: 4 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: 4 spaces available

12 day Mountaineering Courses
April 18 -29: 3 spaces available
May 14-25: 5 spaces available
June 11-22: 6 spaces available
July 12-23: 8 spaces available
August 9-20: 8 spaces available
September 6-17: 9 spaces available


6 day Mountaineering Courses
April 16-21: 7 spaces available
June 4-9: 7 spaces available
July 5-10: 9 spaces available
August 2-7: 8 spaces available
September 13-18: 9 spaces available


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

Kahiltna Dome/ Denali Prep Course

June 3-12: 5 spaces available

Call our office if you're wondering about a program that is not listed here.
We're now scheduling Glacier Treks and other Custom Programs!
Lots of fun to be had!
Cheers,
~Julia