Friday, February 28, 2014

Expedition Availability


It is a beautiful sunny day here in Talkeetna,  this weather reminds us that soon we will be busy with climbers.  We hope you will join us this season!

Denali, West Buttress, 21 days, 6 climbers, 2 - 3 guides, $7000
April 27 - May 17, 2 climber positions available, Guide: Dan Corn
May 3 - May 23, FULL, Custom Expedition
May 5 - May 25, FULL, positions available, Guide: Leighan Falley
May 9 - May 29, 2 climber positions available, Guide: Wes Bunch
May 11 - May 31, 6 climber positions available
May 12 - June 1, 3 climber positions available, Guide: Mark Postle
May 23 - June 12, 3climber positions availableGuide: Nate Opp
May 25- June 14, FULL Custom Expedition
May 26 - June 15, FULL Guide: Dustin English
May 26 - June 15, FULL Custom Expedition, Guide: Forest Wagner
May 27 - June 16, FULL Custom Expedition Guide: Mike Janes
June 2 - June 22,  2 climber positions available, Guide: Nick D'Alessio
June 8 - June 28, FULL Custom Expedition, Guide: Mark Postle
June 8 - June 28, FULL Custom Expedition, Guide: Colby Coombs 
June 9 - June 29, FULL
June 12 - July 2, 2 climber positions availableGuide: Mike Hamill
June 16 - July 6, 1 climber positions available Guide: Todd Tumolo
June 22 - July 12, FULL Custom Expedition
June 23 - July 13, FULL Custom  Expedition, Guide: Melis Coady
June 25 - July 15, 1 climber positions availableGuide: Rob Gowler

Denali,  West Rib, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides, $8200
June 3 - June 23, 2 climber positions available, Guide: Todd Passey

Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides, $8200
May 17 - June 6, 1 climber position available, Guide: Melis Coady

Friday, February 14, 2014

Denali Traverse Expedition

We are gearing up for a great climbing season.   We are strongly considering adding a Denali Traverse expedition to our schedule this season,  this will be highly efficient team of  4 climbers with 2 to 3 AMS guides.  The dates are May 24 - June 15, 2014.  The cost is $8,000 per person.  We already have 2 very committed team members and are looking for 2 more to round out the team.  This is an opportunity of a lifetime.

The expedition will climb the West Buttress of Denali, and finish at Wonder Lake.  We are looking for team members who are in excellent physical condition and have climbed steep mountaineering routes, that require roped glacier travel, winter snow camping, extensive use of an ice axe and crampons.  Tying knots, coiling ropes and belaying should be second nature.  For the safety of the entire team you need to know how to immediately arrest a fall on a steep slope with pack.  Expect to crampon with a 60+ pound pack on steep slopes.  This climb requires incredible commitment, physical and mental strength and a deep desire to complete the goal.  This is rarely climbed due to the remote wilderness qualities of the North Side of Denali and the hard work it requires.  This expedition is a guide favorite and we would love to climb it this season with a strong team.

If you fit these requirements , we would love to have you join us on our 2014 of Denali.

To apply please send us a completed AMS application and expedition questionnaire, we will review it and enroll you or contact you with questions.  Time is of the essence, we will decide if this is a go within the next couple of weeks.

Our two other technical climbs also have availability.

Foraker,  May 17 - June 6,  1 space

West Rib, June 3 - 23,  2 spaces

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2014 Expedtion Update, lots of changes.

We hope to climb with you this season! We still have a some availability for custom expeditions and on our scheduled big mountain Alaska Range Expeditions, NOW is the time to sign up.
Denali's West Buttress Route, an excellent 3 weeks of climbing.
Denali, West Buttress, 21 days, 6 climbers, 2 - 3 guides, $7000
April 27 - May 17, 2 climber positions available, Guide: Dan Corn
May 3 - May 23, FULL, Custom Expedition
May 5 - May 25, 3 climber positions available, Guide: Leighan Falley
May 9 - May 29, 2 climber positions available, Guide: Wes Bunch
May 11 - May 31, 6 climber positions available
May 12 - June 1, 3 climber positions available, Guide: Mark Postle
May 23 - June 12, 4 climber positions availableGuide: Nate Opp
May 25- June 14, FULL Custom Expedition
May 26 - June 15, FULL Guide: Dustin English
May 26 - June 15, FULL Custom Expedition, Guide: Forest Wagner
May 27 - June 16, FULL Custom Expedition
June 2 - June 22,  2 climber positions available, Guide: Nick D'Alessio
June 8 - June 28, FULL Custom Expedition, Guide: Mark Postle
June 8 - June 28, FULL Custom Expedition, Guide: Colby Coombs 
May 9 - June 29, FULL
June 12 - July 2, 2 climber positions availableGuide: Mike Hamill
June 16 - July 6, 4 climber positions available
June 22 - July 12, FULL Custom Expedition
June 23 - July 13, FULL Custom  Expedition, Guide: Melis Coady
June 25 - July 15, 1 climber positions availableGuide: Rob Gowler

Denali,  West Rib, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides, $8200
June 3 - June 23, 3 climber positions available, Guide: Todd Passey

Foraker, Sultana Ridge, 21 days, 4 climbers, 2 guides, $8200
May 17 - June 6, 1 climber positions available, Guide: Melis Coady 

Please note that lead guide positions are secured as best as possible, but changes can occur due to injury, illness, or other things beyond AMS' control. Rest assured, that if a change occurs, AMS guides are a highly skilled collective of professionals in their field.



View from AMS camp at 11,000' on Denali's West Buttress Route
Sunshine, flip flops and unpacking after climbing in the AK Range at AMS HQ, pizza and watermelon are the next steps...