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Alpine Ascents

Welcome to Alpine Ascents

Celebrating 31 years of leading successful expeditions in 2017, 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.

News From the Mountains

Just In From Our Latest Kilimanjaro Climb:
“3rd climb with Alpine and as usual, Alpine sets the gold standard! Tough to find anything that was not perfect.” >>More

Mustang Trek with Peter Athans

Carstensz Pyramid is Underway

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

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 level of professionalism, competence and helpfulness of your guides was outstanding. I was very impressed with all aspects. Great planning and execution. I’ve climbed with others and there is no comparison. The AA experience is VASTLY superior.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Windshells 101

    Imagine climbing 5,000 vertical feet in a day during mid-summer covered in bubble wrap. Sounds hot and sweaty, right? That is essentially what it’s like trying to hike in a waterproof shell – loads of condensation and excessive heat retention. Thus, the need for a truly breathable active layer. Wind resistant, water resistant, and breathable, […]

  • The Notebook: Baker or Rainier?

    Welcome to The Notebook, where we will have guest writers presenting special features based on their fields of expertise, covering topics from mountaineering to adventure travel and everything in between. By Peter Potterfield As the author of Selected Climbs in the Cascades, both volumes 1 and 2, I get emails daily from adventurers coming to […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Clove Hitch

    The following is the second in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the figure-8, ring bend- and hitches like the Munter & Prusik! The clove hitch is a simple, essential, quickly tied, adjustable, strong alpine wunder-knot! This […]

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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