Sunday, January 29, 2012

2011 AMS Overall Rating

AMS is evaluated each year by Denali National Park mountaineering rangers, chief ranger,  and superintendent. This is an un-biased review and an official document: "Overall Performance: Alaska Mountaineering School (AMS) provided mountaineering guide services in DNP&P in 2011 in accordance with the terms and conditions of their concession contract, DENA008-04. Once again, AMS provided exceptionally high quality educational programs and guide services to their clients, our park visitors. The NPS appreciates the communication with AMS and looks forward to expanding that in the future."

We love what we do and are glad that our overseeing body, the National Park Service, likes us too. One of the greatest qualities of living in the US is our National Park System. The concept of protecting wilderness for its intrinsic value is an American concept and one that AMS is fortunate to be apart of.

photo by Brian Okonek

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Expedition Availability

The snow fall has been great in the Alaska Range this winter. We expect nice conditions in the mountains this season. Consider a custom climb with AMS.


EXPEDITIONS
Denali West Buttress 
April 27 - May 17:  6 spaces available
April 29 - May 19:  4 spaces available
May 11 - 31:  3 spaces available
May 13 - June 2:  FULL
May 21 - June 10:  FULL
May 26 - June 15: FULL
May 28 - June 17:  FULL
June 4 - June 24:  FULL
June 11 - July 1:  FULL
June 18 - July 8:  FULL
June 25 - July 15:  3 spaces available
June 27 - July 17:  3 spaces available


May 18 - June 7:  1 space available

Start dates: April 16 - July 2 
A very limited number of dates are available for Private West Buttress Denali Expeditions, contact AMS for details.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Aconcagua

Guide Tom Torkelson checked in with us today.  Every one is happy and well,  they arrived at highcamp today.  They plan to summit tomorrow if the weather cooperates.  If not they will wait until it does.

Bobbi

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Aconcagua



Guide Tom Torkelson check in today.  The climb is going well,  the weather has been perfect. They arrived in base camp on Saturday, rested and carried loads to Canada.  Tonight will be their last night at base camp and tomorrow they will move to Canada.  They are enjoying the comfort of their tent and the excellent food!  We look forward to hearing more about the fun they are having.

Bobbi

Monday, January 16, 2012

Expedition Availability

Greetings from cold snowy Talkeetna!

Last week was a busy week here in the office.  Our Aconcagua Expedition launched,  we are sure they are having fun!  Also,  a flurry of activity on the application front.   Holidays are over,  so it appears to be time to get ready to climb.


EXPEDITIONS


April 27 - May 17:  6 spaces available
April 29 - May 19:  5 spaces available
May 8 - May 28: 6 spaces available
May 11 - 31:  5 spaces available
May 13 - June 2:  1 spaces available
May 21 - June 10:  FULL
May 26 - June 15: FULL
May 28 - June 17:  FULL
June 4 - June 24:  1 space available
June 11 - July 1:  FULL
June 18 - July 8:   FULL
June 25 - July 15:  5 spaces available
June 27 - July 17:  3 spaces available

May 18 - June 7:  1 space available

April 28 - May 14:  3 spaces available

Friday, January 6, 2012

Expedition Availability

I hope everybody had a wonderful New Year's celebration. Talkeetna really does it up with fireworks (unregulated) going on everywhere. Despite temperatures staying well below zero everybody gets out and about to go to bonfires and watch fireworks. Here's the latest on availability for 2012 expeditions.


EXPEDITIONS

April 27 - May 17:  6 spaces available
April 29 - May 19:  5 spaces available
May 8 - May 28: 6 spaces available
May 11 - 31:  5 spaces available
May 13 - June 2:  2 spaces available
May 21 - June 10:  FULL
May 26 - June 15: FULL
May 28 - June 17:  FULL
June 4 - June 24:  1 space available
June 11 - July 1:  1 spaces available
June 18 - July 8:  1 space available
June 25 - July 15:  6 spaces available
June 27 - July 17:  3 spaces available

May 18 - June 7:  1 space available

April 28 - May 14:  3 spaces available

Custom Denali Expeditions
Start dates: April 16 - July 2
A very limited number of dates are available for Private West Buttress Denali Expeditions, contact AMS for details.