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Price & Schedule

Price

$8,600.00, except as noted below

Payments

  • $1,500.00 deposit (non-refundable)
  • $7,100.00 balance due 120 days prior to departure date

Price Includes

  • Round-trip flight to Kahiltna Glacier Base Camp
  • All group camp supplies, such as tents, stoves, etc.
  • All group climbing gear
  • All meals during expedition (while on the mountain)
  • All guide fees

Price Does Not Include

  • Transportation to Alaska/Talkeetna — expeditions begin in Talkeetna
  • Wire transfer fee of $25 (if applicable)
  • Guide tips
  • Meals & lodging in Talkeetna
  • Some supplemental snacks such as candy bars – see confirmation materials
  • Personal gear (see Gear List)
  • All expenses incurred from in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses (i.e., laundry, mail, telecommunications)
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Alpine Ascents. International weather delays are not uncommon, schedule accordingly.
  • Trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
  • The $370.00 park fee, which is paid directly to the National Park ($270.00 park fee for those under 24 years of age)

 

2018 Schedule

Please note: The availability listed on this page reflects changes within the last 48 hours.  Please contact our office for the most up-to-date availability for each departure.  Guide schedules subject to change.

All climbs currently nine climbers and three guides, except as noted below. All climbs will have a 3:1 ratio.

Please note that all dates are subject to approval from Denali National Park and the National Park Service.

May 11 – 31
Lead Guide: TBD
6 climbers/3 guides: $10,5000

May 13 – June 2
Lead Guide: Sam Hennessey

May 14 – June 3
Lead Guide: Paul Koubek

May 18 – June 7
Lead Guide: Vern Tejas

May 19 – June 8
Lead Guide: Tom Chambers

May 30 – June 19
Lead Guide: Victor McNeil

May 31 – June 20
Lead Guide: Stuart Robertson

June 8 – June 28
Lead Guide: Peter Moore

June 9 – June 29
Lead Guide: TBD

June 16 – July 6
Lead Guide: David Gottlieb

June 17- July 7
Lead Guide: Dylan Cembalski

June 19 – July 9
Lead Guide: TBD

  • Private Groups: We are happy to accommodate private groups for climbs on Denali and throughout AK. Please contact our offices to discuss arranging a private climb.
  • All schedules account for round-trip travel from home country.
  • Please contact our office for the most up-to-date availability for each departure.
  • All land prices listed below, round-trip international airfare is not included.
  • All land prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available for an additional charge.
  • Dates & prices are subject to change.
  • Please purchase trip cancellation insurance (see bottom of page) within 21 days of booking your trip.
  • Please contact us with any questions as we look to provide excellent customer service answering your climb and gear questions.

Denali Cancellation/Refund Policy

Due to the nature, heavy expenses, and limitations of our federal government permit, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

  • Each $1,500 deposit is nonrefundable.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date, unless otherwise specified.
  • Full refunds, less deposit, will be provided 120 days or more prior to the expedition date.
  • We will provide a 50% refund 90–119 days prior to expedition date.
  • No refunds will be provided 89 or fewer days prior to the expedition date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120th day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

In brief, trip cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

Climbing with Alpine Ascents under the guiding / leadership of Don and Sarah Carpenter was up there with the best expeditions that I have been on. Their professionalism  and easy-going personalities made it interesting and fun. A great adventure and learning experience.

Photo: Brad Washburn
Gear Check in the Alpine Ascents Hangar
Loading the plane at the Talkeetna airport
View from the plane on the way to Base Camp
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
View of fixed lines from 17K
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Victor McNeil
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Above Washburn's Thumb
Midnight on the summit ridge.
The Fireweed Inn

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