Expedition Avilability

It’s obvious they love what they do, and their skills on the mountain really stood out.  I would highly recommend AMS to anyone who wants to climb, learn, and have fun while doing so.” Mitch Campbell DWB

Team on Squirrel Hill, photo by Tom Torkelson

2017 Denali West Buttress

$8,300, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days
* led by Mike Hamill, $8,500, 6 climbers and 2-3 guides, 22 days

April 30- May 21         6 spaces available       

May 4- May 25            3 spaces available

* May 7- May 28          FULL

May 11-June 1             1 spaces available

May 14- June 4            3 spaces available

May 18- June 8            3 spaces available

May 21-June 11           5 spaces available

May 28- June 18          1 spaces available

May 31- June 21          5 spaces available

June 4- June 25            3 spaces available

June 8- June 29            5 spaces available

* June 11- July 2          FULL

June 15- July 6             6 spaces available          

June 18- July 9             6 spaces available

June 22- July 13           6 spaces available

June 25- July 16           6 spaces available


6 climbers and 3 guides, 24 days

May 25- June 17         6 spaces available
$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides ,22 days
June 2-23                      4 spaces available

$9500, 4 climbers and 2 guides,  22 days
April 29-May 20           4 spaces available

Daily Stoke: Alex Honnold’s Heavy Metal Speed Solo


I was just lamenting about all the lame climbing videos, especially those on Instagram. I swear to god, yesterday I watched three different Instagram clips of these Mickey Mouse pro climbers walking out to their bouldering project in super slow motion, grabbing, like, two crimps, not sending shit, and then going home while we are forced […]

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Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad – 12/8/16


–Washington-based climber Craig Gorder was seriously injured in a climbing accident on November 15th in Indian Creek. There is currently a Go-Fund-Me site up to help him pay for his recovery and the medivac flight that saved his life. To read more, click here.

An instructor demonstrates an avalanche snow pit in the Baker Backcountry.

–The Baker Beacon Rally will take place on December 17th at Mt. Baker Ski Area. This is a free community avalanche education event. AAI will be providing clinics at the event. To read more, click here.


–The Reno Gazette Journal is reporting that, “California’s winter resorts have more safety measures in place than they did five years ago, but just barely. That’s according to the California Mountain Resort 2016 Safety Survey. The report, published by the SnowSport Safety Foundation, surveyed safety measures at 19 ski and snowboard resorts, including many in the Lake Tahoe area.” To read more, click here.

Desert Southwest:

–There is significant fear amongst conservationists that the incoming Trump Administration will revoke President Obama’s recent creation of National Monuments. To read more, click here.

–Red Rock Rendezvous will take place from March 24 to 27. This is the premire climbing event of the year. Early registration is now open. Early registration allows you to save money and while also providing you with better clinic options than when you register closer to Rendezvous! To register for the event, click here.


–Aspen Public Radio is reporting that there were five human triggered avalanches this week. To read more, click here.

–The San Juan Independent recently published an extensive article on the history and the problems that exist within the Ouray Ice Park. If this is a place you enjoy, this is an excellent piece of reporting that gives real insight into the area. To read the article, click here.

–The UIAA is running part of the Ice Climbing World Cup Series in Durango. But they’re short on funds. Check out the GoFundMe site for more info.

Notes from All Over:

–There have been three accidents/close calls in the Canadian Rockies this year. A pair or climbers at the base of Kidd Falls (WI 4) were almost swept away in an avalanche. A climber on Kemosabe (WI 4) took a lead fall, pulled two screws and had to be helicoptered out. And a climber was caught at the base of Gimme Shelter (WI 6) on Mt. Quadra. To read more, click here.

Here’s an interesting article about ski resorts, global warming and sustainability…

–Leave No Trace is hiring its Subaru Traveling Trainers. To see the job listing, click here.

–And finally, the internet is known to be a cesspool of cat videos. I’m not really sure why. But the following cat video, of a cat rock climbing, has been making the rounds lately…

Petzl rumors…..new tool?!

So what version of the Ueli Steck lwt axe will we see at OR this winter?I’m betting on the Sum-Tec/Nomic combo versions in the picture just below that he has been using for a while now.  But you never know….he has so many as the 2nd picture…

Job Information Session, Rocky Mountain National Park

AAI just received this notification from Rocky Mountain National Park:

Rocky Mountain National Park News Release 

December 5, 2016
For Immediate Release
Kyle Patterson 970-586-1363 

Job Information Session For Rocky Mountain National Park 

Rocky Mountain National Park will be hosting a Job Information Session on Tuesday, December 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Come learn about the job application process for Rocky Mountain National Park and how to apply online for specific jobs at the park. Information will also be available regarding park volunteer opportunities as well as fellowship positions with Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

Beginning December 13, through December 19, the park is accepting online applications for work in campgrounds and entrance stations for this summer. In the upcoming months, online applications will be accepted for custodial worker, park guides, and general maintenance workers. All job announcements for Rocky Mountain National Park are posted on www.usajobs.gov 

For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206