I was wildly impressed with my first AAI experience. I’m very happy with my baseline climbing skill set that I was able to learn and effectively practice on this trip. The professionalism of all the guides was top notch and I feel confident going out with friends to hone my new skills on starter mountains as I work my way up to bigger and more technical climbs. I want to sincerely thank AAI for this eye-opening experience in mountaineering. This won’t be my last trip with AAI and I’m truly excited to further my climbing journey!
The course was top notch. Our guides always made sure safety was a priority while allowing us to push ourselves physically and mentally on the mountain. I feel well prepared to use the skills I learned on the course for future climbs but more importantly know what I need to work on to be a better climber in the future!
Our guides were extremely knowledgeable about the mountain and were incredible and patient teachers. I felt confident with the education they passed on and they were constantly giving feedback for improvement. They were positive, frank, fun, and approachable. We really could not have asked for better guides!
The expedition was excellent. After my experience with AAI, there’s no way I would climb with any other guide service out there. You’ve created a top-notch experience. I loved it. Our guides were very easy to get along with. We loved our guides. The program was awesome. I can’t think of a single thing you could do to improve it. I loved the experience.
I would and will whole-heartedly recommend Alpine Ascents to any and all persons I know. Our guides were absolutely phenomenal. Having four people of such high caliber lead us was unbelievable. I cannot thank them enough for imparting their knowledge and wisdom. Beyond that, they were just great people. Mountains can be climbed by lots of people, but those four guides set your organization apart in my eyes and turned this from a great experience to a once in a life time event.
I loved every minute of it. The quality of the expedition was top notch from start to finish. We got very lucky with a perfect weather window, and the climb itself could not have been more stunning. It was one of those absolutely perfect experiences.
The course was exactly what I hoped for: intense, educational, and a lot of fun! This course took seven people with little to no winter mountaineering experience and taught us to operate as a team and take care of one another in challenging wilderness situations. I am excited to take these lessons on future climbs with AAI!
Our guides were terrific. Both have vast experience and took the time to explain their experiences and learned skills to all of us. They made sure everyone was well-versed on what to expect each day, along with required gear. They emphasized many of the basic skills required to summit a mountain like Aconcagua. They were very conscientious of each participant in our group.
For me, going on a guided climb is less about paying someone to haul me up a mountain, and more about paying for an education, which I definitely got. I gained an invaluable amount of information and experience because all three guides would turn any given scenario into a learning opportunity. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, they also each have the ability to convey information and impart knowledge in an effortless, intuitive way.
This expedition was ‘first class’ from the advance information provided along with the quality of the pre-departure hotel gathering point, the personal attention given by the guide team, quality rented equipment, and food on the expedition. Truly a quality organization and would highly recommend to anyone.