Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2014 Expedition Availability



Denali, West Buttress, 21 days, 6 climbers, 2 - 3 guides

April 27 - May 17,     4 spaces available
May 5 - May 25,        5 spaces available
May 9 - May 29,        5 spaces available
May 11 - May 31,       6 spaces available
May 12 - June 1,        5 spaces available
May 19 - June 8,        4 spaces available
May 23 - June 12,      5 spaces available
May 26 - June 15,       1 space available
June 2 - June 22,       3 spaces available
June 9 - June 29,       5 spaces available
June 12 - July 2,         6 spaces available
June 16 - July 6,         6 spaces available
June 23 - July 13,       FULL
June 25 - July 15,       5 spaces available

Denali,  West Rib, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides

June 7 - June 27      2 spaces available

Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides
May 17 - June 6,     FULL

15-Day Mountaineering Course

Join us on our 15-day mountaineering course

AMS Instructor Melis Coady rappels out of Little Switzerland with student Joseph Bell.
Last year was our first year offering this course where students climbed for 12-days in Little Switzerland on the Pika glacier and then spent 3-days hiking out to the road. Students did a series of 5 rappels with large packs to the granite glacier where they began their 3-day 30-mile cross country trek through the foothills of the Alaska Range with amazing vistas and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Ascending Wildhorse basin from the Granite glacier. Granite spires of Little Switzerland in the background.














Dates: July 8 - 22, 2014

Cost: $3,300

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Students navigate out of this trail-less area with map and compass.


Breathe In the Light

In June of 2012, during the week of the Summer Solstice, filmmakers Bloom and McKinney invited four survivors of sexual assault on an uncommon journey. Led by two Alaska Mountaineering School guides and a certified wilderness therapist, the women trekked in the Alaska Range exploring both internal and external terrain.  During the arc of a week’s hike, four women--strangers united by their shared experiences of trauma--learn safety, judgment, leadership, teamwork, and how to navigate their own personal layers of landscape.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hunter 2014

There may be a team forming for an attempt on Mt. Hunters incredibly aesthetic west ridge. We are looking for a few more strong climbers to round out the team. Call AMS for more info.

2014 Expedition Availability

Denali, West Buttress, 21 days, 6 climbers, 2 - 3 guides

April 27 - May 17,     4 spaces available
May 5 - May 25,        5 spaces available
May 9 - May 29,        5 spaces available
May 11 - May 31,       6, spaces available

May 12 - June 1,        5 spaces available
May 19 - June 8,        4 spaces available
May 23 - June 12,      5 spaces available
May 26 - June 15,       2 spaces available
June 2 - June 22,       3 spaces available
June 9 - June 29,       5 spaces available
June 12 - July 2,         6 spaces available
June 16 - July 6,         6 spaces available
June 23 - July 13,       FULL
June 25 - July 15,       6 spaces available

Denali,  West Rib, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides

June 7 - June 27      2 spaces available

Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides
May 17 - June 6,     FULL

Hunter, West Ridge, 14 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides
May 1-14, This expedition may be taking form based on high interest of a number of strong climbers and AMS graduates- call if interested.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

End of Season Sale!

The AMS Mountain Shop End of Season Sale is Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The sale features used outdoor equipment, snowshoes, sleeping bags, ropes and 40% off retail items. Colby would love to see you on Saturday!  The shop is located on F Street, East Talkeetna.