Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bates 3/31, Mountain House Ruth Glacier

Guides Kyle Bates and Chelsea Bomba and team flew to the Ruth Glacier today.  The team will be staying at the Mountain House.  Brian and Helen were excited for their adventure.

Guide Chelsea Bomba holding AMS dog Jack,
Helen, Brian and Guide Kyle Bates


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Our Season Begins!

It has been a very busy few days here at AMS HQ.  The weather is not cooperating but that is one of the things that makes Alaska fun.

We are working with a film crew, who are patiently waiting to fly into the range.

Yesterday in preparation guide John Skyes and Director Caitlin Palmer practiced fixed line ascension skills.
Caitlin moving up

Top of the line!

Today the Camp 4 Collective Team is at the airport hoping to fly.


Director Caitlin Palmer, Guide John Sykes, Director Colby Coombs,
 Guides David Shuman and Meg Perdue

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Expedition Availbility

Long time guide Melis Coady checking in on snow conditions in the Alaska Range.
Denali West Buttress route in the background. Photo by C. Erickson 3/2016


DENALI WEST BUTTRESS, 20,320'

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

Denali Full West Rib, 20,320

22 Days, $8700 with 4 climbers; 2 guides

June 2 - June 24    FULL

Custom expeditions are available starting on or before May 14, and after June 12.  Contact AMS office at info@climbalaska.org  to arrange.


AMS prides itself in organization: 
"Is your glacier rig color-coded for ease of checking each other?" 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Expedition Availability


Summit Ridge, photo by Adam Fabrikant

 “ AMS provides a safe, fun and all around enjoyable experience on the mountain.  Not only do you learn so much about climbing but you get to enjoy some of the best scenery in the world.  Thank you AMS for helping me achieve my goals and dreams.” 
Chris Bombardier DWB 2014

DENALI WEST BUTTRESS, 20,320'

May 8 - May 29        FULL
May 11 - June 1         1SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        1 SPOT REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      2 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16       FULL
June 1 - June 22        FULL
June 5 - June 26        1 SPOT 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

Custom expeditions are available starting on or before May 14, and after June 12.  Contact AMS office atinfo@climbalaska.org  to arrange.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Expedition Availability 2016

The days are getting longer and we have been having beautiful weather.  The Alaska Range is looking very impressive.  Now is the time to be thinking about an Expedition with AMS!
We hope to see you this season!




May 8 - May 29        FULL
May 11 - June 1        2 SPOTS REMAINING
May 18 - June 8        1 SPOT REMAINING
May 22 - June 13      2 SPOTS REMAINING
May 25 - June 16       FULL
June 1 - June 22         FULL
June 5 - June 26         1 SPOT 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

Custom expeditions are available starting on or before May 14, and after June 12.  Contact AMS office at info@climbalaska.org  to arrange.


Tuesday, March 8, 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 positions 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        1 SPOT 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

Guide Melis Coady leading towards a summit on Mt. Foraker, Denali in the background

Packrafting in Denali National Park, photo by guide Todd Tumolo