Very enjoyable. The trip exceeded my expectations – and I had high expectations. [The guides] were both very knowledgeable and very passionate about the people, culture and area.
I will use Alpine Ascents again in the future! Great trip, Great guides, great experience!
The expedition was amazing. The guides were great and encouraging along the way and helpfully. We always knew what to expect as a group and the next objective ahead. The guides were provided helpful tips along the way.
I LOVED MY EXPEDITION. THE KAUTZ ROUTE GAVE ME A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING; HIGH ALTITUDE GLACIER MOUNTAINEERING, ICE CLIMBING, AND EXPEDITION CAMPING. ALL FOUR GUIDES HAD GREAT LEADERSHIP SKILLS.
This was by far the best experience I have had during any climb. I just love the culture that has been created at AAI. I am always treated respectfully and with true interest. I just loved the experience. It is one of the high points of my life….still makes me cry from sheer joy.
It was a great experience and couldn’t imagine a better led expedition. Each of the four guides filled their roles expertly.
Very much, on every dimension. Particularly impressed with the detail orientation and organization that flowed through the prep and the climb, the quality of the guides, and the level of personalization.
I did enjoy the course. It’s funny… Maybe I have a unique perspective having taken this course for two consecutive years. The quality of the course was outstanding. Since taking the course, I’ve been using the skills I learned to climb multi-pitch routes in Eldorado Canyon and Clear Creek in Colorado and single-pitch cragging in the southeast.
Definitely enjoyed the course. The instructors were great, I feel I learned a lot and solidified skills I was shown in the past. I feel ready to use the skills I learned on future climbs or courses.
Both guides were effective teachers. They would explain, demonstrate, observe and then correct or suggest refinements. There was always another level of expertise available–and our guides were happy to go down any rabbit hole of knowledge they had (glacial features and route planning? check. One-handed munter and other knot variations? check. Names of each member of the Wu-Tang clan plus any alternative names? check and check.)