Thursday, March 31, 2011

Current Availability on Courses, Climbs and Expeditions with AMS

April 25 - May 15: 2 spaces available
May 2 - 22:
1 space available
May 16 - June 5: FULL
May 22 - June 11: 1 space available
May 23 - June 12:
FULL
May 30 - June 19: FULL
June 6 - 26: FULL
June 13 - July 3: FULL
June 20 - July 12: FULL
June 27 - July 17: 3 spaces available

Aconcagua Expeditions
December TBA, 2011
January TBA, 2012
February TBA, 2012

Foraker - Sultana Expedition
April 27 - May 13: FULL

Denali - Upper West Rib
May 21 - June 10: FULL

May 8-19: available
June 12-23:
available
July 20-31:
available
August 14-25:
available
September 1-12:
available

6 Day Mountaineering Courses
May 26-31: available
June 17-22: available
July 8-13:
available
August 1-6:
available
September 4-9:
available

June 30-July 6: available
July 23-29:
available
August 12-19:
available
July 8-11: available
August 1-4:
available

Denali Photo Workshop
August 22-27: available


A limited number of dates are still available for Private West Buttress Denali Expeditions, contact AMS for details.

Many other custom climbs are available - all over the Alaska Range!

Check out our Glacier Treks!

See our full
schedule for more options.
Call or email AMS if you have any questions!
1-907-733-1016
info@climbalaska.org
We're in the office Monday-Friday, 10 am - 6 pm Alaska Time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mountain House Madness!







Here're some pics from the Mountain House taken by recent guests Traci and Dave. They also went on a four day custom guided climb to Explorer's Peak.

Latest Addition to the AMS Family


Congratulations to AMS guides Joey McBrayer and Melis Coady on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Judy Greene. She reluctantly arrived two weeks late but it was worth the wait. She weighs in at 9 pounds and 20.5 inches long. According to mom, "She has a strong cry and the world's cutest yawn."
All are doing well and we look forward to meeting her.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Skiing!



Wow! Spring has sprung here and that means long days and great skiing. Guide and AMS owner Colby Coombs just came back from a guided ski trip with the Prusinski father/son duo in the Talkeetna Range. Here's some pics to whet your appetite.

We also guided our first custom climb of the season in the Ruth Glacier area; they are flying out tomorrow and hopefully will have some good stories and images to share.

Blogger Laura


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Madness

Sunny & beautiful by day, cold at night! It must be spring... and race season!

~The Iditarod winner crossed the finish line in Nome this morning, setting a new record.

~Saturday, March 19th is the Oosik Classic Ski Race! Last year 250 people descended upon Talkeetna to ski the 50k and 25k runs then celebrate like crazy. This year is predicted to be no different. The groomers have been working hard on that trail all winter.

~The next round of WFRs will be here on the 19th! There are still a few spaces left on that session - call the AMS office to register.

Here is the current availability for our 2011 programs:


Wilderness First Responder Courses
WFR 3-day Recert
March 19-21:
3 spaces available
March 26-28: (Full - waiting list available)

Denali - Upper West Rib
May 21 - June 10:
1 space available

Denali - West Buttress Expeditions
April 25 - May 15:
2 spaces available
May 2 - 22: 3 spaces available
May 16 - June 5: (FULL)
May 22 - June 11: 2 spaces available
May 23 - June 12: (FULL)
May 30 - June 19: (FULL)
June 6 - 26:
(FULL)
June 13 - July 3: (FULL)
June 20 - July 12: (FULL)
June 27 - July 17: 2 spaces available

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


Advanced Mountaineering Course
May 6 - 17:
2 spaces available

Denali Prep Course/Kahiltna Dome
June 5-14:
available

12 Day Mountaineering Courses
May 8-19: available
June 12-23:
available
July 20-31:
available
August 14-25:
available
September 1-12:
available


6 Day Mountaineering Courses
May 26-31: available
June 17-22: available
July 8-13:
available
August 1-6:
available
September 4-9:
available


Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Workshops
April 9-10: 3 spaces available
July 16-17: available
August 20-21: available


7 Day Wilderness Backpacking Courses
June 30-July 6: available
July 23-29:
available
August 12-19:
available

4 Day Wilderness Backpacking Courses
July 8-11: available
August 1-4:
available


Denali Photography Workshop, 6 days
August 22-27: available

Aconcagua Expeditions
Nov./December TBA, 2011
January TBA, 2012
February TBA, 2012

Custom Expeditions
A limited number of dates are still available for Denali for 2011, contact AMS for details.
Custom Climbs
Many other custom options are available - all over the Alaska Range!
Custom Courses
Many custom dates and locations available for 2011.


Just have a day or two? or three? Check out our Glacier Treks!

Here is the full
schedule for more options.
Call or email AMS if you have any questions!
907-733-1016
info@climbalaska.org
Our office is on Spring Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 am - 6 pm Alaska Time.
In mid-April we'll be on our Summer Schedule: open 7 days each week, 8 am to 6 pm.

~blogger Julia

Saturday, March 12, 2011

WFR in full swing

By mid course, the WFR is practicing real life scenarios in the field which is conveniently AMS' backyard.








Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2011 Availiblity Update

Here is the current availability for Expeditions, Courses and Workshops:

Wilderness First Responder Courses

WFR 3-day Recert
March 19-21: 5 spaces available
March 26-28: FULL

Denali - West Buttress Expeditions
April 25 - May 15: 2 spaces available
May 2 - 22: 2 spaces available
May 16 - June 5: FULL
May 22 - June 11 - New Date, 4 spaces available
May 23 - June 12:
FULL
May 30 - June 19: FULL
June 6 - 26: FULL
June 13 - July 3: FULL
June 20 - July 12: FULL
June 27 - July 17: 2 spaces available,

Aconcagua Expeditions
December TBA, 2011
January TBA, 2012
Febrary TBA, 2012

Foraker - Sultana Expedition
April 27 - May 13: FULL

Denali - Upper West Rib
May 21 - June 10: 2 spaces available

May 8-19: available
June 12-23:
available
July 20-31:
available
August 14-25:
available
September 1-12:
available

6 Day Mountaineering Courses
May 26-31: available
June 17-22: available
July 8-13:
available
August 1-6:
available
September 4-9:
available

June 30-July 6: available
July 23-29:
available
August 12-19:
available
July 8-11: available
August 1-4:
available

Denali Photo Workshop
August 22-27: available


A limited number of dates are still available for Private West Buttress Denali Expeditions, contact AMS for details.

Many other custom climbs are available - all over the Alaska Range!

Check out our Glacier Treks!

See our full
schedule for more options.
Call or email AMS if you have any questions!
1-907-733-1016
info@climbalaska.org
We're in the office Monday-Friday, 10 am - 6 pm Alaska Time.

Monday, March 7, 2011

2011 Schedule Update & New Denali Date

Here is the current availability for Expeditions, Courses and Workshops in 2011:


WFR 3-day Recert
March 19-21: 6 spaces available
March 26-28: 2 spaces available

Denali - West Buttress Expeditions
April 25 - May 15: 2 spaces available
May 2 - 22: 2 spaces available
May 16 - June 5: FULL
May 22 - June 11 - New Date, 6 spaces available
May 23 - June 12:
FULL
May 30 - June 19: FULL
June 6 - 26: FULL
June 13 - July 3: FULL
June 20 - July 12: FULL
June 27 - July 17: 2 spaces available

Aconcagua Expeditions
January 10 - 28: FULL, completed
February 10 - 28: FULL, completed
December TBA

Foraker - Sultana Expedition
April 27 - May 13: FULL

Denali - Upper West Rib
May 21 - June 10: 2 spaces available

May 8-19: available
June 12-23:
available
July 20-31:
available
August 14-25:
available
September 1-12:
available

6 Day Mountaineering Courses
May 26-31: available
June 17-22: available
July 8-13:
available
August 1-6:
available
September 4-9:
available

June 30-July 6: available
July 23-29:
available
August 12-19:
available
July 8-11: available
August 1-4:
available

Denali Photo Workshop
August 22-27: available


A limited number of dates are still available for Private West Buttress Denali Expeditions, contact AMS for details.

Many other custom climbs are available - all over the Alaska Range!

Check out our Glacier Treks!

See our full
schedule for more options.
Call or email AMS if you have any questions!
1-907-733-1016
info@climbalaska.org
We're in the office Monday-Friday, 10 am - 6 pm Alaska Time.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Aconcagua season complete - safe and sound

The final AMS Aconcagua team of early 2011 has returned from the mountain, safe and sound. Well Done!

They put in a great effort but were kept back with high winds and snow on their summit attempt. The team was able to experience an unprecedented amount of snow on the higher mountain this year, mountains will be mountains... Great job to everyone, we know you put your best efforts into climbing the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere!

A special thanks go to all who signed on with AMS this year - without you we couldn't do what we love!

And to AMS guides that pull it all together out there: Tom Torkelson, Fermin Avila, and Nick D'Allessio. At the AMS HQ, we have received mountains of high praises about you, of course we knew you were all rock stars long ago!

We have Aconcagua Expeditions planned again in December of 2011, join us!!!

Best,
Caitlin