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Alpine Ascents

Welcome to Alpine Ascents

Celebrating 32 years of leading successful expeditions in 2018, 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

New Itinerary for Bolivia: space available!

New Trek! Sacred Valley Trek – Traveling the lesser known portions of the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu

Caves of Mustang Trek with Peter Athans

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.

I thoroughly enjoyed my Kilimanjaro expedition; and found it to be a 1st class experience all the way. The overall organization and logistics were top quality, and certainly exceeded all my expectations.


  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

  • webbing, anchor, water knot


    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth 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 bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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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