Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Expedition Availability 2016

Expedition Availability

We are gearing up for a great 2016 climbing season!

Here at AMS we are the only locally owned and operated Denali guiding company and climbing school and we take that responsibility seriously. We work hard to make the most of our local expertise, connections and rescources; we pass that on to our teams in the Alaska Range and beyond so they can be the best that they can be.  Check out our 20 years of testimonials!

Now is the time to sign up for your expedition to the highest point in North America, AMS climber postions are going quickly, sign up soon to join to our team of committed 2016 Denali climbers. 

Wanting to learn more about Mountaineering, take an ultimate Alaska Range Glacier Trek or tough Alaskan Wilderness Hike or Packrafting course?   You found the right place! Our website has tons of info on our full summer schedule of course offerings.

We look forward to climbing with you!

April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      2 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      FULL
June 1 - June 22       FULL
June 5 - June 26       FULL
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib, 20,320'

22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    FULL

Mount Foraker, 17,400'

22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING


Summit shot from 2015 Denali season

Denali route by Colby Coombs


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Great photos from AMS guide Josh Hoeschen

Some winter work and another day in the life of an AMS guide, this time working North of the Arctic Circle with the good people making Life Below Zero on the National Geographic Channel. 
All photos taken by AMS guide and photographer Josh Hoeschen, find more of his images: http://www.hoeschenimages.com







Friday, February 19, 2016

Expedition Availability

We are gearing up for a great 2016 climbing season!

Here at AMS we are the only locally owned and operated Denali guiding company and climbing school and we take that responsibility seriously. We work hard to make the most of our local expertise, connections and rescources; we pass that on to our teams in the Alaska Range and beyond so they can be the best that they can be.  Check out our 20 years of testimonials!

Now is the time to sign up for your expedtion to the highest point in North America, AMS climber postions are going quickly, sign up soon to join to our team of committed 2016 Denali climbers.

Wanting to learn more about Mountaineering, take an ultimate Alaska Range Glacier Trek or tough Alaskan Wilderness Hike or Packrafting course?   You found the right place! Our website has tons of info on our full summer schedule of course offerings.

We look forward to climbing with you!

April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      2 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      FULL
June 1 - June 22       FULL
June 5 - June 26       1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib, 20,320'

22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    FULL

Mount Foraker, 17,400'

22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING



AMS climber photo: Denali creating a shadow in the land of the midnight sun.



Friday, February 12, 2016

Expedition Availability


 “AMS took me up Denali West Rib.  The climbing was intense and challenging.  I was completely exhausted and had to turn back at 19K without summiting.  I couldn’t be happier!”

Zach Shea, 2016 Full West Rib

Denali West Buttress
April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      2 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22        FULL
June 5 - June 26       1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    FULL

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

Puma the office cat has been very entertaining this week.  She likes to see what is going on.

Puma on her perch

Puma waiting for attention.





Monday, February 8, 2016

Expedition Availability

AMS was very busy last week.  Guides Betsy Young and Colby Coombs were packing to go to Eagle and Island Lake.  Guide Greg Runyan and Bace Poplawski returned from the Yukon Flats Wildlife Preserve.  All were working on providing safety and logistics on film projects.  It is nice to be so busy at this time of the year.

The office was busy getting getting paperwork in order for the guides as well as working with students to enroll.  We apologize for not updating the blog on Friday.

Denali West Buttress
April 29 - May 20     6 SPOTS REMAINING
May 5 - May 26         4 SPOTS REMAINING
May 8 - May 29         FULL
May 11 - June 1         3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        5 SPOTS REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      3 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16      1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 1 - June 22        FULL
June 5 - June 26       1 SPOTS REMAINING
June 8 - June 29      4 SPOTS REMAINING
June 12 - July 3         FULL
June 15 - July 6         FULL
June 25 - July 16      6 SPOTS REMAINING
June 27 - July 18      6 SPOTS REMAINING
July 29 - July 20      6 SPOTS REMAINING

Denali Full West Rib,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    FULL

Foraker,22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

April 24 - May 14   3 SPOTS REMAINING

Dog team picture by Greg Runyan
Colby and team off to Island Lake

Betsy and team off to Eagle