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8 Day Alaska Intermediate Testimonials

I would totally recommend the intermediate course for anyone wishing to advance their knowledge following the beginner course. I felt well prepared for our guide’s instruction.

 

Great course, excellent guides, valuable information presented in an easy to understand method. I felt prepared for the summit and moreover prepared in case we needed to use our rescue skills in a real life situation. Also, the way that the information was taught from the fundamentals up was clear and easy to follow. You have one satisfied customer who plans to continue with additional AAI trips.

Pete S

I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course which was challenging and highly rewarding. The information, skills, experience that I gained should provide a solid foundation on which to build and take next steps.

Scott H.

Loved the intermediate course, had a great time learning and climbing in the Alaska range! I want to take something similar on the cascade range or take a smaller expedition somewhere…..our 3 guides were amazing!   –

Darren

Both of them made great instructors and made mountaineering very easy to learn. From concepts of mountaineering to knots and other practical skills, they made the whole course very interesting and were very knowledgeable in a lot of subjects.

This is a great program.  Lots of material is covered and the days are long, but it was still relaxing and I was able to enjoy the mountains.  In a phrase I now know how much I don’t know!  But I’ve got the fundamentals I need to start doing some real mountaineering  to develop the skills I need to progress to harder stuff.  That is of course, the only way to become competent, experienced and safe doing this sport – you have to DO it.

I do fell I learned the basics in a fundamental way, and now I can go off and practice them on my own to raise my competence level to a point where I am comfortable climbing without an instructor there.  I like the focus on hard skills, which is one reason I chose Alpine Ascents.

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

  • CAMP CHEF: SUPER RAMEN

      Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips […]

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