Friday, February 22, 2013

Seems Like Summer!

Despite all of the snow on the ground and coming out of the sky today...we are a busy bunch at AMS.
We've been building boxes and packing food for a northside Muldrow Denali Expedition in June. In early March, these boxes of food and gear will get transported via dog team to McGonagall Pass. Then our climbers, descendents of the Stuck-Karstens-Harper 1913 Expedition, we'lll climb the same route come June in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mount McKinley (Denali.)
Laura was packing food, Joey was building boxes and Bobbi was covering the office.

Unloading all of the food...

Now what?

Joey McBrayer starts building boxes...


Laura packs and Joey screws around...

Rivet and Rudder are great sled dogs and probably could haul the gear, but we've hired professionals for the task.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dr. Peter Hackett Honored

Dr. Hackett is the recipient of the prestigious David A. Sowles Memorial Award, granted through the American Alpine Club. The honor is given to mountaineers who distinguish themselves, with unselfish devotion at personal risk or sacrifice for a major objective, and in going the assistance of fellow climbers imperiled in the mountains.

Peter is AMS' Medical Director and co-author of our Backcountry Medical Protocols. He is a world authority on high-altitude medicine and physiology and has contributed much of his life to understanding altitude-related illnesses.

Congratulations to Peter,  we are proud to be associated with such a fine person!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Expedition Availability

Otis and Trixie wait at the Post Office while Laura checks the mail...is your application on the way?

Denali, West Buttress

May 6 - May 26     4 spaces available, guide TBA, special ratio: 4 climbers: 2 guides $7900, 21 days

All below climbs will have 6 climbers: 2-3 guides, $6800, 21 days
May 10 - May 30    2 spaces available, guided by Larry Holmgren
May 13 - June 2      4 spaces available, guided by Todd Tumolo
May 20 - June 9      3 spaces available, guided by Nate Opp
May 25 - June 14    2 spaces available, guided by Nick D'Alessio
May 27 - June 16    4 spaces available, guided by Mark Postle
June 3 - June 23      FULL, guided by Todd Passey (wait list available)
June 10 - June 30    FULL, guided by Mike Hamill (wait list available)
June 14 - July 4       4 spaces available, guided by Mike Janes
June 17 - July 7       3 spaces available. guided by Josh Hoeschen
June 23 - July 13     6 spaces available, guided by Joey McBrayer
June 27 - July 17     FULL, guided by Rob Gowler (wait list available)

Denali, Upper West Rib - 21 Days, $7900, 4 climbers: 2 guides 
June 7 - June 27,    FULL

Foraker, Sultana Ridge, Guided by Melis Coady
May 17 - June 2,   FULL  
17 Days, $6800, 4 climbers: 2 guides