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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 Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

The leadership of our two guides was outstanding. They acted as teachers, guides, and climbing partners in a way that encouraged us to climb a challenging route with safety and joy.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

The Fisher Chimney Shuksan climb was outstanding. The pre-climb rock review/class was super helpful and in a beautiful spot on Mt. Erie. The Shuksan route was exactly what I hoped with fantastic hiking, rock climbing, glacier travel, and camping.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

Mount Shuksan was a blast! My guide’s decision making, safety systems, and experience were at the highest level. The experience was challenging, rewarding, and purely just a lot of fun.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Shuksan Sulphide Glacier

The biggest strength of the program is clearly the very strong guides, and the beautiful North Cascades mountains! The group food also totally exceeded my expectations. Dinner was definitely a highlight of each day.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

My guide was amazing and very confident and skilled in her ability to get through the Chimneys. I really enjoyed her time… I felt like she cared strongly about not just my well being but my enjoyment.

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Shuksan Sulphide Glacier

Our Mt. Shuksan climb was fantastic. The views were incredible, the weather was perfect, and our guides were professional, personable, and highly skilled. They did a great job passing on their knowledge. During snow school on day two I learned several new cramponing techniques and approaches to self arrest, which had never been covered with me before despite numerous guided climbs in the Alps. Thank you!

2019 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Baker North Ridge

This was my favorite expedition I’ve been on to date. My guide was great, and administration/office staff were great to work with! I learned a lot from my guide. It was great to get one on one time to ask questions about anchors, systems, navigation, etc. He did a good job explaining things and why they were applicable in certain situations. I will definitely be booking my future trips out west with AAI.

2020 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Baker North Ridge

Our guides did an outstanding job. The climb was challenging but we felt safe at all times. They pushed us physically, but never had us outside our comfort zone. We lucked out with beautiful weather, and the North Ridge was spectacular!

2020 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Baker North Ridge

It was by far the best climb I have ever been on. The itinerary was spot on. The guides show so much enthusiasm and really bring out the best in the climbers. They were always eager to show and share their knowledge, and had exceptional communication skills. I thought the trip was perfect.

2020 Climber

Testimonial for Mount Baker North Ridge

Had an amazing, fantastic, time! My guide was bomber and offered me the most demanding, aesthetic climb I’ve ever done. First time I’ve ever been able to move as quickly as my fitness would allow, and have a guide that not only could throw down with me, but also was having such a blast going fast and light.

2019 Climber

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