Alaska & Yukon Territory

Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. is based in Haines, Alaska, a small town located near the top of the Inside Passage. Haines borders Glacier Bay National Park. The park and the adjacent 27 million acres, including Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, comprise the largest protected wilderness area in the world. It is an extremely jagged and glaciated mountain landscape that includes the world’s largest non-polar ice caps, pristine fjords, and wilderness rivers. Peak elevations in this region range up to 20,000 feet. The terrain is among the best in North America for learning climbing skills. The area also offers world-class sea kayaking, rafting, trekking, and skiing. Our expedition center in Haines is an outstanding gateway for accessing this unparalleled wilderness area.

Mountaineering/Climbing Courses Mountaineering Expeditions Sea Kayaking
Backcountry Skiing Hiking/Trekking River
Multi Sport Day Trips Leadership & Guide Training

Mountaineering/Climbing Courses

Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. is dedicated to developing confident, competent, climbers. Using a “hands-on” approach to learning, we introduce new skills and put them to use on climbs that develop individual skill and technique. We have programs for everyone ranging from those who want a fun initial climbing experience, to those seeking serious expedition skills appropriate for the most demanding high altitude climbs. We also offer solid professional training course. Our small groups and low student-to-instructor ratio help us meet individual expectations, and help our guests to progress as quickly as their ambition and ability allow. No Previous experience is required for any of these courses.

Introduction to Mountaineering
(2, 3, & 5 days)
These courses are designed as a hands-on introduction to safe mountaineering. We spend the days moving through the mountains and across massive glaciers, plunging ourselves into a world of jagged peaks and brilliant blue ice falls…(more)

Rock Climbing
(1/2 to 5 days)
These trips emphasize developing individual climbing technique and skills. They are based on a hands-on approach and are conducted in an amazing alpine setting. Towering peaks and glaciers provide a spectacular backdrop, and great terrain to develop climbing skills. These programs provide an excellent introduction to rock climbing for beginners and advanced climbers alike…(more)

Ice Climbing
(1 to 5 days)
These courses are designed to give participants a hands-on introduction to ice climbing. Building solid climbing skills and confident climbers is the main focus. The courses are conducted in the heavily glaciated mountains surrounding Haines…(more)

Expedition Primer
(7 days)
This course is designed for individuals seeking to learn expedition skills. It combines instruction with a series of climbs that practice and build upon your skill base.(more)

Alpine Climbing
(7 & 12 days)
The Alpine Climbing Course offers individuals the opportunity to learn and refine rock & ice climbing, and mountaineering skills. The course is designed to take skills and techniques that we have practiced and put them to use. (more)

Mountaineering Leadership & Guide Training (International Wilderness Leadership School)
(12 & 24 days)
This course is the most comprehensive climbing program we offer. It is designed to create strong leaders who are safe, efficient, and confident in the mountain environment. (more)

Mountaineering Expeditions

Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. is situated next to the largest non-polar ice cap in the world. Our expedition center in Haines is the ideal location for launching big mountain trips throughout Alaska. Our Alaska expeditions tackle some of the biggest and most remote peaks. Whether climbing remote and lesser-known peaks such as Mt. Fairweather, Mt. Bear, and Mt. Bona or summitting the bigger peaks of Denali, Mt. Logan and St. Elias, AMG’s expertise throughout the region makes these expeditions fun, exciting, and successful.

Mt. Fairweather (15,300ft)
(12 Days)
AMG is the only company to successfully guide a trip to the summit of Mt. Fairweather! Mt Fairweather is located in the heart of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. It offers an outstanding initial big mountain climbing experience or an exciting new challenge for experienced climbers! (more)

Mt. Drum (12,400ft)
(10 Days)
Climb A Volcano in the Wrangell St. Elias Range! Mt Drum is located on the North East end of the Wrangell St. Elias Range. And offers the climber a chance to climb a technical peak in one of the Wildest Ranges in the World…(more)

Mt. Logan (19,850ft)
(21 Days)
Mt. Logan is the second highest mountain in North America. It is situated in a dramatic setting in the heart of the St. Elias Range in the Yukon Territory of Canada. This mountain is similar to Denali in technical difficulty and altitude, but is located in a wild, rarely visited area…(more)

Mt. Blackburn (16,390ft)
(12 Days)
Mt. Blackburn is technically similar to Mt. Drum, but with an additional 4,000ft to the summit. Rappelling, ascending, and belaying experience is required…(more)

Mt. Bona (16,421ft)
(12 Days)
Mt. Bona is located in the heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It is a spectacular climb situated in a remote and wild setting. Mt Bona is an outstanding spot to gain expedition and altitude experience, and is also a significant climbing objective in its own right! (more)

Denali (20,320ft)
(21 Days)
Join Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc for an expedition to the highest mountain in North America. Denali is frequently considered to be America’s most classic climb, and with the greatest vertical relief on the planet (18,000 ft) it is definitely world-class…(more)

Sea Kayaking

Alaska and the Yukon are renowned for exceptional boating opportunities of all varieties. From sea kayaking in the spectacular scenery of the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park, to exciting white water rafting and canoeing in the Yukon, our trips give our guests the chance to experience the best of what gives this area its special reputation. We also provide a complete sea kayak rental and outfitting service.

Glacier Bay Escape
(5 Days)
Glacier Bay is known as one of the best Sea Kayaking destinations in the world. The scenery is stunning, the wildlife plentiful, and the wilderness is truly wild…(more)

Glacier Bay East Arm
(8 Days)
Glacier Bay is known as one of the best Sea Kayaking destinations in the world. The scenery is stunning, the wildlife plentiful, and the wilderness is truly wild…(more)

Glacier Bay West Arm
(7 Days)
Glacier Bay is known as one of the best Sea Kayaking destinations in the world. The scenery is stunning, the wildlife plentiful, and the wilderness is truly wild…(more)

Fjords of the Inside Passage
(1 to 5 Days)
Haines sits at the top of the Famous Inside Passage, on the longest fjord in the world. This area offers excellent kayaking for beginners and experts alike. The beaches are wild and pristine, with more chance of seeing wildlife than people…(more)

Sea Kayaking with Whales at Point Adolphus
(3 Days)
Join us for this easy but exciting kayaking and camping adventure at Point Adolphus, where underwater land formations and strong tidal currents create Alaska’s most active whale feeding area…(more)

Kayak Leadership and Guide Training (International Wilderness Leadership School)
(12 & 24 Days)
These courses include quality technical instruction in diverse coastal settings, and give students a solid foundation of leadership skills. Accessing remote coastlines and exploring pristine coves of Alaska provides a great opportunity for learning backcountry techniques and developing judgment, decision making, and hazard assessment skills as they apply to expedition sea kayaking…(more)

Backcountry Skiing

Join us for great backcountry skiing on the glaciers and mountains around Haines. Our location on the border of Glacier Bay National Park and the Wrangell St. Elias Mountains serves as a fantastic base for unbelievable backcountry ski programs. There are limitless options for incredible skiing, ski mountaineering, and touring from February through August!

Backcountry Skiing
(1-7 Days)
These trips and courses are scheduled to use ski planes to access the glaciers, ice caps, and mountain areas in which they are conducted. The terrain is uniquely suited to ski-mountaineering objectives that combine classic climbing ascents with phenomenal ski descents. These programs are open to individuals of all abilities…(more)

Heli-Skiing
(1 – 7 Days)
Join us for some incredible untracked skiing in world class terrain! The town of Skagway, Alaska at the northern end of Alaska’s inside passage is surrounded by an extremely jagged, heavily glaciated, mountain landscape and is in close proximity to a helicopter base of operations, making this area one of the best in North America for helicopter skiing and riding. (more)

Ski Mountaineering Leadership & Guide Training (IWLS)
(12-24 Days)
This course is the most comprehensive skiing program we offer. It is designed to create strong leaders who are safe, efficient, and confident in the mountain environment…(more)

Trekking/Hiking

Alpine Hiking
(1 – 7 days)
Join Alaska Mountain Guides for a beautiful hiking trip through the spectacular alpine areas of Alaska, and the Yukon Territory, in Canada. Many of these routes are within the boundaries of the largest protected wilderness area on the planet. (more)

Klondike Route
(15 days)
We’ll start our trip in historic Skagway, Alaska with a 4-day hike over the Chilkoot Trail. Traveling in the footsteps of gold rushers from 100 years ago. Once over the trail we’ll trade hiking boots for paddles and begin the 400 miles of canoeing to Dawson City, Yukon. (more)

Chilkoot Trail
(4 & 5 days)
Follow in the footsteps of the stampeders who traveled the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush…(more)

Donjek Route
(1 – 12 days)
The Donjek route, located in Kluane National Park, rises over the vast alpine of the Burwash Uplands and then descends to the toe of the Donjek Glacier. This route challenges routefinding and navigation skills and typifies “pristine mountain wilderness”. (more)

Rivers

From the wide expanses of the arctic, the majesty of the interior, to the awe-inspiring glaciers of the southeast, the rivers of Alaska are an ideal way to see the grandeur of the natural world in this awesome state. Enjoy unique wildlife encounters, exciting rapids and incredible experiences on one of Alaska’s wild and scenic rivers.

Klondike Route
(15 Days)
We’ll start our trip in historic Skagway, Alaska with a 4-day hike over the Chilkoot Trail. Traveling in the footsteps of gold rushers from 100 years ago. Once over the trail we’ll trade hiking boots for paddles and begin the 400 miles of canoeing that will bring us to Dawson City Yukon, and the heart of the Klondike gold country…(more)

Multi-Sport

Alaska Mountain Guides are specialists at putting together Multisport adventures. Whether you are looking for 7 days of adventure while roughing it under the stars, or you would prefer to sleep in a cozy B &B and tour during the day, we can set it up. Check out our all inclusive 7-day adventures from Juneau.

Glacier Bay Traverse
(12 days)
This 12 day expedition combines world class sea kayaking, spectacular glacier trekking, and exciting rafting with the chance to view brown and black bears, whales, bald eagles, ice bergs, and glaciers along the way. (more)

Klondike Route
(15 days)
We’ll start our trip in historic Skagway, Alaska with a 4-day hike over the Chilkoot Trail. Traveling in the footsteps of gold rushers from 100 years ago. Once over the trail we’ll trade hiking boots for paddles and begin the 400 miles of canoeing that brings us to Dawson City, Yukon. (more)

Sea Kayaking & Mountaineering Combo Trip
(10 days)
This spectacular trip combines climbing and trekking in the mountains and ice fields surrounding Glacier Bay National Park with sea kayaking in the fjords and inland waterways of Alaska’s Inside Passage… (more)

The Best of Alaska
(7 days)
Nothing evokes Alaska like a whale exploding out of the water or a Bald Eagle pulling a silver salmon from the river. Combine these images with towering mountains, brilliant icebergs, spectacular glaciers, The White Pass Yukon Route Railway, totem pole carvers, luxurious accommodations and scrumptious meals and you really do have the Best of Alaska! (more)

Alaska Adventure Safari
(7 days)
In 2004, both National Geographic Adventure and Outside Magazine named Haines as one of the top recreation towns in the United States. Let us show you why. Travel with us by foot, raft, sea kayak and mountain bike as we explore the diverse landscapes of southeast Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Our travels take us rafting on a spectacular class III river in the Yukon, sea kayaking on the pristine waters of the Inside Passage, trekking on glaciers, mountain biking through alpine tundra in British Columbia and hiking along the coast of Alaska…(more)

Custom Multi-Sport Adventures
We are specialists at designing customized trips. Departure dates, length, and trip or course focus can be easily modified to meet your specific needs. (more)

Day Trips

Although we all wish to spend a lifetime doing what we love in spectacular places, in today’s hectic society, sometimes a day of adventure is all that we have time for. Alaska Mountain Guides has a wide spectrum of day trips and courses. From backcountry skiing in Utah and watching whales and bears in Alaska, to rock climbing and trekking on glaciers, we offer exciting day trips for everyone.

Alaska offers pristine wilderness adventures in close enough proximity to make day trips incredibly rewarding. From Sea Kayaking & Hiking, to Rock & Ice Climbing; Alaska Mountain Guides has something for all outdoor-minded folks.

Sea Kayaking with Whales at Point Adolphus
(~9 Hours)
Point Adolphus is located across from Glacier Bay National Park and is world-renowned for its high concentration of humpback whales. Our tour starts with a charter boat ride from Gustavus to Point Adolphus…(more)

Wilderness Kayak Experience
(~6 Hours)
This spectacular sea kayaking adventure immerses you in the incredible beauty of wild Alaska! You will have the opportunity to see amazing blue glaciers, breathtaking waterfalls, and incredible wildlife and fauna! (more)

Haines Wilderness Hiking
(~6 Hours)
You will be surrounded with amazing mountains, glaciers, rivers, and fabulous wildlife. There are frequent sightings of whales, otters, eagles, bears, moose, and more. (more)

Ice Climbing
(~6 Hours)
Join professional mountain guides for the experience of a lifetime, glacier trekking and ice climbing on a pristine wilderness glacier in Alaska. Guests will be given all the equipment and instruction to safely travel around this massive glacier with professional guides…(more)

Rock Climbing
(~4.5 Hours)
Join Professional Mountain Guides for an exciting climbing adventure on the smooth granite walls of the White Pass. There are great climbs for all abilities and no experience is necessary. (more)

Leadership & Guide Training

The International Wilderness Leadership School is a division of Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing school. IWLS leadership programs take place in some of the worlds most alluring wilderness areas and include technical training in: alpine mountaineering, sea kayaking, rafting, canoeing, rock and ice climbing, backcountry skiing/ snowboarding, backpacking and more.

Mountaineering Leadership & Guide Training (International Wilderness Leadership School)
(12 & 24 days)
This course is the most comprehensive climbing program we offer. It is designed to create strong leaders who are safe, efficient, and confident in the mountain environment. (more)

Ski Mountaineering Leadership & Guide Training (IWLS)
(12-24 Days)
This course is the most comprehensive skiing program we offer. It is designed to create strong leaders who are safe, efficient, and confident in the mountain environment…(more)

Kayak Leadership and Guide Training (International Wilderness Leadership School)
(12 & 24 Days)
These courses include quality technical instruction in diverse coastal settings, and give students a solid foundation of leadership skills. Accessing remote coastlines and exploring pristine coves of Alaska provides a great opportunity for learning backcountry techniques and developing judgment, decision making, and hazard assessment skills as they apply to expedition sea kayaking…(more)

Combo Leadership & Guide Training
(12 & 24 Days)
This spectacular trip combines climbing in the mountains and ice fields surrounding Glacier Bay National Park with sea kayaking in the fjords and inland waterways of Alaska’s Inside Passage…(more)

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