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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 Salkantay Mountain Trek to Machu Picchu

Miguel was excellent! Very organized, he went above and beyond when I arrived late (flight cancellations) and without my gear bag (did not arrive with me), to assure my gear was delivered to the proper place when it finally arrived in Cusco. We had briefing every evening to know how to plan and what to expect for the next day

2022 Trekker

Testimonial for Mont Blanc

Loved it! Despite many of the logistics challenges with travel these days, everything was incredibly well planned out. The guides were absolutely fantastic—(can I request the same guides for future expeditions?!)
The acclimatization plan, the climbs, the overall itinerary was great. But I think the guides made the trip

Heidi P.

Testimonial for Great Peaks of Bolivia

Loved the Bolivia experience and getting off the beaten path. Rachel designed a smart expedition to make it accessible. Very content with the overall trip, experience, and value. First time climbing with Alpine Ascents, and I would certainly do it again.

Harrison G.

Testimonial for Aconcagua

I can’t even begin to describe the absolutely delightful experience it is to work with the Alpine Ascents office staff and admin team. Gordon, Chris, Dani, everyone at the gear shop, etc. are always extremely professional, knowledgeable, and prompt in their reply.

Erin L.

Testimonial for Mount Baker | Koma Kulshan — North Ridge

I really enjoyed the teamwork between Shane and Bryce and felt they complimented each other in their teaching styles. They each had unique perspectives and experience to speak from, that just added to the extent of the education provided. They were clear, concise, and made sure they knew what the group wanted to learn. Then, because our itinerary had changed, they completely molded the instruction to what we wanted.

Hannah M.

Testimonial for Glacier Peak | Dahkobed

All three guides are very personable, and so different from each other! I learned different things from each, and was encouraged in vastly different ways by each.

Bonnie S.

Testimonial for Mount Rainier | Taquoma — 4 Day Emmons Climb

If I could give 6 stars then I would. The whole operation ran perfectly, I always felt like I was safe, looked after, and that you guys had all bases covered. Legit professionalism all around.

Jake S.

Testimonial for Mount Rainier | Taquoma — 4 Day Emmons Climb

All 4 guides were top level, and given the great guide-to-client ratio, we could really enjoy and get to know them. As well as learn from them and receive their advice.

Dominique D.

Testimonial for Mount Rainier | Taquoma — 4 Day Kautz Climb

The guides did everything they could to put us in the best position for success. One guide even had to hike up 8,000 feet in a day to catch back up to the group after taking down an ailing climber the first morning. As far as I’m concerned they both went above and beyond to provide us with the best experience possible. I’ve climbed with several other major guide services, and Stephen and Zack were amongst the top guides I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

Adam H.

Mount Rainier | Taquoma — 3 Day Muir Climb BLOG

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