Alpine Ascents

Welcome to Alpine Ascents

Celebrating 35 years of leading successful expeditions in 2021, Alpine Ascents International, Inc. is a leader in the climbing industry and has been instrumental in setting guiding standards in the international climbing community for most of our history. This year, we will offer more than 30 different expeditions and 50 training courses in 14 countries, including the Arctic and Antarctic regions. These expeditions range from three-day climbs of Mount Rainier to training courses in the North Cascades and Alaska, and ascents of the highest mountains around the world. Alpine Ascents’ philosophy is based on a true love and understanding of mountain wilderness. Our mission and goals are simple: by using the best climbing talent in the country, we offer the opportunity for climbers at all levels to achieve their personal aspirations through quality, challenging, safe and fun expeditions. Unparalleled mountain adventures are what we do.

Alpine Ascents Blog

From packing tips and tricks to the best wine pairings in back country cuisine, our blog probes the depths of the world of mountaineering.

Acclaimed In The Industry for the last 30+ years

Named one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

Alpine Ascents was selected by The New York Times as the chosen Kilimanjaro Guide Service

Supporting Sherpa Youth Education

The Sherpa Education Fund was created to provide funds to educate children in Nepal. Our motivation originated from the families who came to us seeking an education for their children.

Current Cybercasts

One of the originators of the “Call From the Field” cybercast – please see our latest updates on our Cybercast page. Unique to Alpine Ascents, guides post audio updates directly to our website. Thanks for Tuning In! Please click the link for the latest posts and archive.

Mountaineering Store

Our Gear Shop offers an expertly curated selection of climbing & trekking equipment. The online store is available 24/7 for your convenience, and our Seattle shop is open during weekday business hours. Our highly trained staff are also able to accept orders or answer questions via phone.

The climb was awesome! Always a butt kicker but it was a fun experience, especially going with a bunch of friends and family. The weather was beautiful, the guides were friendly and professional, and the mountain provided a unique and challenging route thanks to all the hard work the guides have been putting in to it.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Dear Alpine Ascents: Mountaineering Courses

    Hey Alpine, I’m resolved. 2022 is the year I learn the ropes (pun intended) of mountaineering. You have a lot of offerings on your site and I’m not sure which one is right for me. Can you give me the CliffsNotes explanation of the difference between them all? There’s a 6-Day, 8-Day, 9-Day, 10-Day, 13-Day, […]

  • Extreme Self-Care: Expedition Style

    by Aili Farquhar  As you toil against the steepness of the hill, the backpack hipbelt secured to your sled digs into your harness.  All the sweat accumulated and dried in your hair during your sunny journey across the lower glacier begins to itch as a fresh new layer accumulates under your sunscreen-rimmed hat.  After setting […]

  • Guide Trip Report: Denali Traverse

    by Sam Hennessey Climbing in the Alaska Range in late spring sometimes feels like stepping into another world. The endless daylight, and the sheer contrast of Denali towering over the rest of the state gives it an atmosphere like no other. For the last decade, Michael Gardner and I have stared down from the upper […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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