Denali Testimonials

I appreciate the guides and office staff for providing an overall smooth and enjoyable experience, on and off the mountain!

2019 Climber

I couldn’t have been more pleased with this expedition. It met or exceeded all of my expectations. From beginning to end, it is difficult for me to imagine how it could have been better.

2019 Climber

The mountain guides not only showed a high level of leadership within the group but also a high level of skills and mastery of what is necessary for a very technical environment that offers challenges.

2019 Climber

The expedition has been a great experience in every way. All the factors that intervene in this program make it literally an incredible experience for a lifetime. The landscape, strong and great leadership of the team of guides make the expedition to Denali something that can be fully enjoyed.

2019 Climber

Yes – this was an incredible trip and the quality was as good as it gets. The guides were amazing and I really enjoyed the time spent out there.

2019 Climber

Our expedition was fantastic. Great guide team and flawless execution of the trip.

2019 Climber

Unreal. Breathtaking. All the details of the expedition were thought through and there was never a moment where I doubted the leadership. And the food was delicious.

2019 Climber

I was very impressed by the whole experience. It lived up to all of my expectations. It has been my dream to climb Denali for quite a while now and AAI and the awesome guides made it possible.

I can’t say enough good things about the guide team I had. Peter was very calculated and informed on all the decisions he made. He took command and control of every situation and made the correct decision every time. He is very knowledgeable about the mountain and how to lead people in precarious situations and he excels at his job. I would like to do Mt. Vinson and I would definitely sign up with AAI if Peter was guiding the expedition. Kristie and Robin were fantastic as well. They knew the right balance of helping out when in need and when to push the team a little harder.

2019 Climber

Quality was to the highest standards starting with guides (amazing), food (amazing), and group gear.

2019 Climber

All three guides were very patient and hands on, helping everyone in the team whether it was with new skills or refreshing exciting ones. There was plenty of practical learning/teaching before we ever left Talkeetna, not to mention on the mountain itself. Plus all three guides had great anecdotes!

2019 Climber


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