Mountaineering

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.  Our expedition center in Haines is an outstanding gateway for accessing this unparalleled wilderness area.

AMG 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.

  • Topping out at 6500' in Southeast Alaska outside of Haines Topping out at 6500' in Southeast Alaska outside of Haines
  • Celebrating the summit north of Skagway near the White Pass Celebrating the summit north of Skagway near the White Pass
  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada offers remote wilderness mountaineering objectives Great Basin National Park, Nevada offers remote wilderness mountaineering objectives
  • Navigating an icefall during an expedition primer course in Alaska Navigating an icefall during an expedition primer course in Alaska
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Denali

Price: $8700*

Climb North America's tallest peak! With the greatest vertical relief on the planet (18,000') this is definitely a world class climb.
  • Destination: Denali
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 5 out of 5
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Meeting Point: Anchorage, AK

Mount Bona

Price: $4400*

Mount Bona is an outstanding spot to gain expedition and altitude experience, and is also a significant climbing objective in its own right! Climb it as a standard mountaineering objective or on skis!
  • Destination: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Anchorage, AK

Mt. Fairweather

Price: $3900*

At 15,300' and the highest point in British Columbia, Fairweather stands proudly just 10 miles from the Gulf of Alaska. This moderately technical Alaska expedition offers climbers a great initial step into high altitude Alaska mountaineering.
  • Destination: Fairweather Range
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Mountaineering Leadership & Guide Training

Price: $2550*

Learn technical snow, rock and ice skills to lead in the glaciated peaks of Alaska. Learn to lead your group through a crevassed icefall, ascend a rocky ridge with the clouds beneath your feet and dig a snow pit profile to assess the avalanche danger.
  • Destination: Glaciated Peaks surrounding Haines or Skagway
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12, 20 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Alpine Climbing

Price: $1550*

Join us as we explore the mountains surrounding Haines, AK. A trip designed for guests with some previous mountaineering experience to maximize on the world class climbing Haines has to offer.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 7, 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Expedition Primer

Price: $1550*

The Expedition Primer course is designed to take your climbing to the next level and helps prepare guests for challenging climbing expeditions such as; Denali, Aconcagua, and more!
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 7, 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Intro to Mountaineering

Price: $390*

Join us as we explore the basic 101 of mountaineering. From tying in to a rope team to knots and anchor building, we'll teach you the important foundational skills of mountaineering.
  • Destination: White Pass
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 3, 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK

Utah Mountaineering

Price: $1550*

Climb over 13,000' in Great Basin National Park. This seldom visited National Park is an ideal environment to learn mountaineering and expedition skills in a remote wilderness area.
  • Destination: Great Basin National Park, NV
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Meeting Point: Salt Lake City, UT

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