Alaska & Yukon 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. We will attempt several climbs during the program that are intended to not only use our new skills but also to give participants confidence in their ability! A partial list of skills covered includes: anchors, belaying, rappelling, rope management, route finding, risk/hazard assessment, and crevasse rescue.
The focus of this course is developing solid climbing technique and there is ample time dedicated to climbing! The course is conducted in the mountains surrounding Haines. This is one of the most impressive mountain landscapes in the world and is an ideal setting for developing climbing skills. Our low participant to instructor ratio allows us the flexibility to accommodate individual expectations; you can progress as quickly as your ambition and ability allow! No previous experience is necessary.
Sean and Darsie,
Thanks for a great trip. You have allowed me to experience things that I never could have done on my own. It will be a lifetime memory. But it will not be my last mountain. When you have a good trip coming up let me know. I would like to come to Denali this season but I do not think Bev is ready for it this soon. Maybe next year. Your friends, BJ and Chris, could not have been better. Every decision they made was right on. It was an honor to travel with them and I would be more than pleased to go anywhere with them again. If there is anything that I can do for you here in North Carolina please let me know.
Stay in touch,
HAINES: Haines Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Haines is a small community located along the majestic fjords at the top of the Inside Passage. The natural beauty and wilderness access in Haines has given it the much-deserved reputation as a center for wilderness adventure in Alaska.
GETTING TO THE MOUNTAINS: Depending on weather and route conditions a variety of modes for transportation are available. We utilize ski planes, snowcats, 4 wheel drive vehicles and sea worthy boats to ensure that travel into the mountains is safe and efficient.
THE MOUNTAINS: Haines borders Glacier Bay National Park The Park and the adjacent 27 million acres comprise the largest protected wilderness area on the planet. It is an extremely mountainous, glaciated, landscape containing several of the largest non-polar ice caps in the world. This terrain is uniquely suited to learning mountaineering skills, and the climbing here is truly spectacular!
OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They are special individuals who have a passion for being in the mountain environment. They bring a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Alaska, and the world, to every trip. All of our guides are also climbing instructors who genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. Their skill and positive attitudes insure our guests the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are their primary goals.
INCLUDED: Ski plane flights and ground transportation in Haines, all food during the trip, instructors/guides, and all group climbing and camping equipment.
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Haines, hotel and food in Haines, and personal equipment. Check out our Equipment List.
ADDITIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS: Haines based programs can easily be combined with rafting, sea kayaking, and mountain bike trips. Sea kayak and mountain bike rental are also available. Contact us if you would like more information.
DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.