Alpine Ascents Schools
The Alpine Ascents Mountaineering School (AAMS), operating in the North Cascades, the Alaska Range and on Mount Rainier, consists of highly specialized training courses designed for individuals who desire to become competent alpinists. It is widely considered the finest alpine climbing program offered in the United States. For over thirty years, Alpine Ascents has assisted climbers in developing their alpine mountaineering skills with outstanding success. Our intensive programs will increase students’ climbing expertise while allowing time to enjoy the splendors of the surrounding mountain wilderness. Many of our AAMS graduates have gone on to become excellent climbers. Some of the greatest compliments Alpine Ascents has received have come not only from our students, but from guides throughout the climbing community, who are “thrilled to have former students” as their climbing partners.
Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming Denali expedition or want to learn the essential skills to weekend warrior on glaciated peaks with friends, we have a full line-up of courses to help you achieve your mountain goals. We invite you to view the webinar below, where alpine educator Brooke Warren outlined our various mountaineering courses – What’s the difference between the 8, 9, and 10 day Course? What’s the advantage of a course over a shorter summit climb? She covered everything you need to know to be top of the class including pre-trip reading, meal planning, and picking your gear, so you can arrive feeling confident and ready to learn. As is our custom, we had a Q&A session and answered some fantastic queries in real time. You can watch the full recording below.