Author: Alaska Mountaineering School

Expedition Availability

West Rib Chicken Couloir photo by Josh Hoeschen

The full West Rib expedition with AMS was a once in a lifetime experience.  The entire AMS team is well organized and prepared to handle all things Denali.  My two guides were extremely professional with a significant focus on team safety while on a route neither had been on before.  The full expedition  was extremely rewarding  and  the summit was a total bonus.  Highly recommend AMS for any Denali expedition!”Chris Pagoda 

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days
All expeditions currently have availability

April 29 – May 20          
May 4 – May 25             

May 6 – May 27             

May 11 – June 1             

May 13 – June 3            

May 18 – June 8             

May 20 – June 10           
May 25 – June 15          

May 27 – June 17           

June 3 – June 24             

June 8 – June 29             

June 10 – July 1        

June 15 – July 6          

June 17 – July 18 

June 22 – July 13  
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 23- June 13

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability


May 8 – May 29

2017 Mountaineering Season 2018-02-09 15:49:00

Very professional, respectful of nature and other mountaineers, and yet as human and close to people as a small business can be. If you want to discover the Alaskan mountains and learn more mountaineering skills AMS is the right choice!!” Xavier Perodon, Denali West Buttress 2017
$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days
All expeditions currently have availability

April 29 – May 20          
May 4 – May 25             

May 6 – May 27             

May 11 – June 1             

May 13 – June 3            

May 18 – June 8             

May 20 – June 10           
May 25 – June 15          

May 27 – June 17           

June 3 – June 24             

June 8 – June 29             

June 10 – July 1        

June 15 – July 6          

June 17 – July 18 

June 22 – July 13  
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 23- June 13

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability







May 8 – May 29

Expedition Availability

Photo by Rob Gowler

The clear cold weather is giving great views of the mountains this week! it makes the drive to work really enjoyable.

It has been a busy week but there are spots available.

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days
All expeditions currently have availability

April 29 – May 20          
May 4 – May 25             

May 6 – May 27             

May 11 – June 1             

May 13 – June 3            

May 18 – June 8             

May 20 – June 10           
May 25 – June 15          

May 27 – June 17           

June 3 – June 24             

June 8 – June 29             

June 10 – July 1        

June 15 – July 6          

June 17 – July 18 

June 22 – July 13  
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 23- June 13

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability


May 8 – May 29

AMS Expedition Availability

Among guide services that mostly focus on summit objectives AMS stands apart as a true mountaineering school.  I learned more on my Denali trip than I have on any other guided climb and feel stronger and more confident in my capabilities after the trip.” Matt Mosley Denali West Buttress


Applications are arriving daily, don’t miss your chance to climb with AMS!

Denali West Buttress

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days
All expeditions currently have availability

April 29 – May 20          
May 4 – May 25             

May 6 – May 27             

May 11 – June 1             

May 13 – June 3            

May 18 – June 8             

May 20 – June 10           
May 25 – June 15          

May 27 – June 17           

June 3 – June 24             

June 8 – June 29             

June 10 – July 1        

June 15 – July 6          

June 17 – July 18 

June 22 – July 13  
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 23- June 13

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 8 – May 29

16 Ridge photo by Simon Frez-Albrecht


AMS Expedition Availability

“this was the hardest activity I have ever done, getting to the top they say is only ½ of the program, True! Getting down is so hard.  Our guides – Josh & Chelsea – are the best. Chelsea was my rope team leader, and when I was at the point of exhaustion, she went in LEADER mode. Took weight off my pack, moved me in the rope team location, slowed the pace for all the team. And helped me achieve my goal. She is completely unbelievably strong and competent.” Don Halvorsen, June 2018

Descending photo by Dustin English

Applications are arriving daily, don’t miss your chance to climb with AMS!

Denali West Buttress

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days
All expeditions currently have availability

April 29 – May 20          
May 4 – May 25             

May 6 – May 27             

May 11 – June 1             

May 13 – June 3            

May 18 – June 8             

May 20 – June 10           
May 25 – June 15          

May 27 – June 17           

June 3 – June 24             

June 8 – June 29             

June 10 – July 1        

June 15 – July 6          

June 17 – July 18 

June 22 – July 13  
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 23- June 13

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 8 – May 29

Expedition Availability

Summiting Denali was a once in a lifetime experience, and I am really glad I spent it with AMS. I’ll cherish the memories of the team as much as the mountain.” Kevin Armstrong, 6/18/17



Stock photo team on summit


Denali West Buttress

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days
All expeditions currently have availability

April 29 – May 20          
May 4 – May 25             

May 6 – May 27             

May 11 – June 1             

May 13 – June 3            

May 18 – June 8             

May 20 – June 10           
May 25 – June 15          

May 27 – June 17           

June 3 – June 24             

June 8 – June 29             

June 10 – July 1        

June 15 – July 6          

June 17 – July 18 

June 22 – July 13  
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 23- June 13

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 8 – May 29

Expedition Availability

~~~~ Happy New Year’s ~~~~


We will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 and will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday.


Mount Foraker, the 3rd highest peak in North America at 17,402 feet. And a sought after summit.

“AMS is a great guide company, very helpful and professional, from the preparation of the trip to the actual expedition. Always felt safe, learn a lot. The guide helped me achieve my goal to prepare for Denali with tailored advice and training.” David Marchdour, Mountaineering Course, 2017

Denali West Buttress

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days
All expeditions currently have availability

April 29 – May 20          
May 4 – May 25             

May 6 – May 27             

May 11 – June 1             

May 13 – June 3            

May 18 – June 8             

May 20 – June 10           
May 25 – June 15          

May 27 – June 17           

June 3 – June 24             

June 8 – June 29             

June 10 – July 1        

June 15 – July 6          

June 17 – July 18 

June 22 – July 13  
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 23- June 13

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

All expeditions currently have availability

May 8 – May 29

Expedition Availability

~~~~ Happy Solstice and Merry Christmas ~~~~


We will be closed Monday, December 25 and will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday. Enjoy the holidays.


Denali looms large behind Kahiltna Base Camp at 7,200 feet.

“Summiting Denali was a once in a lifetime experience, and I am really glad I spent it with AMS. I’ll cherish the memories of the team as much as the mountain.” Kevin Armstrong, Denali June 2017

Denali West Buttress

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days

April 29 – May 20          8 spaces
May 4 – May 25             8 spaces

May 6 – May 27             8 spaces

May 11 – June 1             8 spaces

May 13 – June 3             7 spaces

May 18 – June 8             7 spaces

May 20 – June 10           7spaces
May 25 – June 15           7 spaces

May 27 – June 17           5 spaces

June 3 – June 24             5 spaces

June 8 – June 29             8 spaces

June 10 – July 1              6 spaces

June 15 – July 6              7 spaces

June 17 – July 18            7 spaces

June 22 – July 13            8 spaces
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

May 23- June 13       4 spaces

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

May 8 – May 29       4 spaces

AMS Expedition Availability

Fixed Lines photo by Tom Torkelson

“AMS is not a guiding company, it’s a family. Without sacrificing anything they create a sense of family between the team members themselves, the team and the guides, and the AMS brand. For up there in the mountains, this is the extra mile, it is not where you are going, but with whom you do it!” Ben Kidron,  Mountaineering Course 7/17

Denali West Buttress

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days

April 29 – May 20          8 spaces
May 4 – May 25             8 spaces

May 6 – May 27             8 spaces

May 11 – June 1             8 spaces

May 13 – June 3             7 spaces

May 18 – June 8             8 spaces

May 20 – June 10           8 spaces

May 25 – June 15           7 spaces

May 27 – June 17           5 spaces

June 3 – June 24             5 spaces

June 8 – June 29             8 spaces

June 10 – July 1              6 spaces

June 15 – July 6              7 spaces

June 17 – July 18            7 spaces

June 22 – July 13            8 spaces
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

May 23- June 13       4 spaces

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

May 8 – May 29       4 spaces

AMS Expedition Availability

“AMS provided a first class program as we worked our way up Denali. I highly recommend them if you are interested in climbing in Alaska or elsewhere.” 

Bruce Tepikan Denali West Buttress, June 2017

$8,900 per climber, 8 climbers with 3 guides

22 days

April 29 – May 20          8 spaces
May 4 – May 25             8 spaces

May 6 – May 27             8 spaces

May 11 – June 1             8 spaces

May 13 – June 3             7 spaces

May 18 – June 8             8 spaces

May 20 – June 10           8 spaces

May 25 – June 15           7 spaces

May 27 – June 17           5 spaces

June 3 – June 24             5 spaces

June 8 – June 29             8 spaces

June 10 – July 1              6 spaces

June 15 – July 6              7 spaces

June 17 – July 18            7 spaces

June 22 – July 13            8 spaces
$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

May 23- June 13       4 spaces

$11,500 per climber, 4 climbers and 2 guides

22 days

May 8 – May 29       4 spaces

 Rope Team on Denali