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Our Denali climb was recommended by Lonely Planet, 2017.

Included in Outside Magazine’s “6 Iconic Hikes You Should Do Before You Die” 2017.

Our Alaskan Yak Tours were honored by Outside Magazine as Trip of The Year!

For most people, Everest is a once in a lifetime experience because of the costs, the time invested, etc. So if you’re considering giving it a shot — go with the best possible service provider. Alpine Ascents logistics, guides and Sherpa team are absolutely top notch.” – Alison Levine, Alpine Ascents Everest team, author of the New York Times bestseller ON THE EDGE, featured on 60 Minutes Sports

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Alpine Ascents has been named one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. We are extremely proud to be named the highest rated Mountain Guide Service.

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Alpine Ascents has been named one of “The Best Outfitters On The Planet” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. We are the only Mountaineering Company to receive a 100% Client Experience Rating.

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“Meet the Best Teachers in the business.” Outside Magazine.

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Alpine Ascents is “the premier way to experience Mt. McKinley with a guide service.” Outside Magazine

Our Kilimanjaro climb was highlighted in The Houston Chronicle.

In addition to the recent recognition in Travel & Leisure and National Geographic Adventure, our Kilimanjaro expedition was selected as “The Millennium Climb” by Men’s Journal and has been highlighted in the New York Times, MSNBC.com, Business Week and Blue Magazine.

Our Kilimanjaro Climb was named one of “The 25 Greatest Adventure Trips in the World. “And Chosen as One of the World’s Best Hikes by National Geographic Adventure Magazinenga-logo-sm

“I’d been to Nepal before, but traveling with Alpine Ascents was a different trip altogether. The trek logistics were flawlessly organized, from Kathmandu to Base Camp (even the layovers in Bangkok) so I could concentrate on enjoying the countryside. Traveling with experienced guides like Todd and Vern opens doors that are closed to most visitors. Not only do those guys know the way, they know most of the people along the way, and the result is a cultural experience unmatched by anything I’ve experienced before. It’s the way Himalayan travel should be.” – Peter Potterfield, Author of High Himalaya and Classic Hikes Of The World.

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“Climbing Mt. McKinley with Alpine Ascents transformed a cold, logistically complicated climb into a rewarding, simple, and even socially rewarding experience. The food was plentiful and nourishing and the climbing schedule was demanding but sensible. These guys have been up the mountain long enough to dial in what works. Overall, if you want a good shot at climbing a tough mountain, go with Alpine Ascents.” -Joe Glickman, New York Times.

“Finally, there are the much-quoted $65,000 slots, with a couple of high-profile outfitters. I’ve gotten to know one of them, Alpine Ascents, quite well here at base camp, and have to admit, if I could afford it, I’d probably go for it. Cynics would argue that I’m saying this because I’ve gobbled up so much of Alpine Ascent’s tea cake up here, but for a climber, to be able to climb with mountaineering legends like Vern Tejas or Willi Prittie is an experience akin to painting with Picasso or golfing with Palmer. In some cases, if you can afford it, 65 grand is not an overwhelming price to climb with the best. Now if you’ll excuse me, I think Alpine Ascents is serving tea.” Finn Olaf Jones – Discover.com

Alpine Ascents was selected by National Geographic for the film “Life and Death on Denali” featured on National Geographic Ultimate Explorer.

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Our Elbrus Climb is Featured in In the Lonely Planet book, “Year of Adventures”

Our Aconcagua Expedition was featured in Men’s Journal.

Our India Tour was featured in National Geographic Adventure.

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“Of all the great guide services on Kilimanjaro, Alpine Ascents might be the best. Its success rate is close to 90 percent, and though its treks are longer and pricier, they avoid the jam-packed Marangu Route.” – Outside Magazine

Our Mexico Volcanoes Expedition was featured in Men’s Journal.

In addition to being a primary media resource, Alpine Ascents and our Climbers and Guides have been featured in most major publications and media outlets including: CNN, MSNBC, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, Nightline, 20/20, The Travel Channel, Fox News, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Blue Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Climbing Magazine, Rock & Ice, Men’s Journal, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and hundreds of local news organizations and affiliates around the world.

Most Recent Climber Comments

Testimonial for 1 Day Crevasse Rescue Clinic

The guides did an awesome job teaching skills and then allowing students to apply them. This being my first experience ever being on a glacier, I feel the guides did an incredible job teaching as well as demonstrating and assuring safety throughout.

2020 Climber

Testimonial for 6 Day Baker Mountaineering Course

It was great to be properly taught in the fundamentals. I feel that I will be much more prepared for moderate objectives on my own and, perhaps more importantly, be a better, more informed team member on more advanced guided expeditions.

2020 Climber

Testimonial for Alpine Rock Climbing

The course was incredible. As an intermediate climber I wasn’t sure whether the material would be over my head or stuff I already knew. Our guides did a great job of making sure people left with exactly what they wanted, both in terms of education and climbing. Everything I learned was clear, concise, and I left with a couple of new tricks and technical light bulb realization moments.

I cannot speak highly enough of either of our guides, both from a personal and professional level. The best people. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

2020 Climber

Testimonial for 10 Day Rainier Baker Mountaineering Course

This 10 day course was exceptional in every way possible. I was able to come into the course with predominantly solo mountaineering experience and developed the fundamental knowledge and confidence to plan out and execute team based objectives in the future. To me, that’s a huge success in what I hoped to gain from participating in this course.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Alpine Rock Climbing

I have been seriously climbing for about a year now with the help of friends & books. I feel like I learned more in four days on this trip than I have learned in an entire year. Not to mention the new found confidence I’m walking away with, thanks to our guides! They could not have possibly done a better job at guiding us.

I ask a lot of questions and I usually feel like my curiosity and eagerness to learn can be a bit annoying. Our guides were stoked on all my questions and gave me more information than I thought I could gain in four days. They seemed to fully cater the program to the needs of the climbers and that is truly incredible!

2020 Climber

Testimonial for Alpine Rock Climbing

I LOVED the course and will carry the experience I had with me the rest of my life. The quality of the instruction, the location, the routes selected by the guides, the campsite, etc were all beyond any reasonable expectations I had going into the trip. I absolutely feel ready to use the skills I learned and have already started to plan my next trip.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Rainier 3 Day Muir Climb

I really appreciate that you offer a true 3-day climb of Rainier. It made a big difference to me. It provided an additional day to acclimatize, a shorter approach to the summit, and an additional day of training on the mountain. It was an excellent trip from beginning to end.

2020 Climber

Testimonial for 6 Day Baker Mountaineering Course

The course on Baker was fantastic! The curriculum was well thought out, and the guides did a great job. They were clear leaders who kept student learning and safety up front. They ensured that the group worked together to learn and to make a successful summit.

2020 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Rainier 3 Day Muir Climb

This expedition was a trip of a lifetime. From gear check, to the guides, snow school, and reaching the true summit of Rainier, this was an outstanding and unique experience. Alpine Ascents went above and beyond to foster new friendships, safety, and the small comforts that make a home away from home. Truly a wonderful experience from beginning to end.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Rainier 3 Day Muir Climb

I am still in awe of this experience! This climb has exceeded my expectations and them some. My guides were my saviors on this trip. They were very encouraging and patient with us. I really feel like I made four new lifelong friends.

2019 Climber

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