Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Here is a quick post about our scheduled 2013 Expeditons

Denali, West Buttress

All below climbs will have 6 climbers: 2-3 guides, $6800, 21 days

May 10 - May 30    FULL
May 20 - June 9      1 space available
May 25 - June 14    2 spaces available
May 27 - June 16    2 spaces available
June 3 - June 23      FULL
June 10 - June 30    FULL
June 14 - July 4       5 spaces available
June 17 - July 7       FULL available
June 23 - July 13     6 spaces available
June 27 - July 17     FULL

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

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

As always contact us for more information and if you have any questions.  

We look forward to climbing with you!!! 

AMS team traveling in the Alaska Range, roped up on the snow covered active glaciers

West Buttress, Denali route and camps - NPS image

Extra yummy pre expedtion lunch of fresh grilled sockeye salmon, salad and house made hummus

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Muldrow Centennial Climb - The Cache is in Kantishna

We are really excited to be working with this group of climbers. The logistics for a north side attempt on Denali are prodigious. On Sunday, after spending a few days building 16 boxes, Guide Joey McBrayer loaded the boxes onto a ski-equipped plane bound for Kantishna.

Kantishna was the site of a gold rush of sorts in 1903. Today, the historic mine sites remain, but there is no active mining there. However,  four lodges reside in the area that are open to guests during the summer months only. It is within Denali National Park and Preserve.

A quick drop off of the boxes on the south end of the airstrip and the plane took off back to Talkeetna. It was a beautiful day to fly across the Alaska Range.

Loading the Beaver in Talkeetna






The cache will stay here for a couple more days until the dog musher and dog team arrive to ferry this 1200 pounds of gear to McGonagall Pass...about 30 miles away.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Expedition and Course Availability




EXPEDITION AVAILABILITY


Denali, West Buttress

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      2 spaces available, guided by Nick D'Alessio
May 25 - June 14    2 spaces available, guided by Nate Opp
May 27 - June 16    2 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       5 spaces available, guided by Mike Janes
June 17 - July 7       FULL 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

MOUNTAINEERING COURSES

Mountain Guides Course ~ A great step to help launch your guiding career- Room for two more!

We offer this course only every few years and this is the year!
Up to 6 students: 2 instructors, $3500
 
Advanced Mountaineering
6 students, 2 instructors, $3500
May 1 - 12


Twelve Day Mountaineering
9 students, 2-3 instructors, $2950

April 22 - May 3, 8 spaces left
May 7 -18, 4 spaces left
June 4 - 15, 6 spaces left
July 9 - 20, 9 spaces left
August 3 -14, 5 spaces left
September 1-12, 9 spaces left


Fifteen Day Mountaineering
  ~A new course that combines flying into and hiking out of the Alaska Range!
 9 students, 2-3 instructors, $3300
July 9 - 23, 8 spaces left



Six Day Mountaineering
9 students, 2-3 instructors, $2150
April 28 - May 3, 9 spaces left
May 14 - 19, 9 spaces left
June 18 -23, 9 spaces left
July 21 -26, 9 spaces left
August 18 -23, 9 spaces left
September 2 -7, 9 spaces left

Denali Prep Course
9 students, 2-3 instructors, $3100
June 2 -11