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Mount Everest 2013 Recap: 39 Climbers summit & 7 Climbers Complete the Everest/Lhotse Traverse!
Mount Rainier
Alpine Ascents has taken a unique approach to climbing Mount Rainier.
Alpine Ascents Gear Shop
With 25 years of guiding experience we put ourselves to the task of providing expert advice in mountaineering and the gear that is needed for these endeavors.
The Snowman Trek - Bhutan
The formidable Snowman Trek is billed as the world's toughest because of its difficult terrain, high altitude and distance.
Over the last 20+ years we have developed our own special way of guiding the mountain, which affords you the best chance of proper acclimatization and summit success.
The Volcanoes of Ecuador
New Itinerary: While our Ecuador program has been touted as one of the finest expeditions we offer over the past 20 years, we are thrilled to say, it just got better!
Alpine Ascents Success on Denali: Much of our guiding reputation was forged on Denali. We invite you to read about the Key Elements of our Climb and Success.
Alpine Ascents Mountaineering School
Alpine Ascents offers a wide range of courses in an attempt to cater to each climber's interests and personal desires.
Machu Picchu Lodge Trek
Our six day trek leads us through remote river valleys and over a 15,000 ft pass to our final destination, Machu Picchu.
Mount Vinson
With nearly 100% success over these past 20 years.
Mount Kilimanjaro
Alpine Ascents Success on Kilimanjaro: We have been guiding Kilimanjaro for over 20 years with one of the highest success and safety records in the industry.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
Alpine Ascents is unique in that your guide is also a professional climber, adding a unique dimension of climbing history in addition to Sherpa and monastic culture.
About Us
The 7 Summits Company since 1986, Alpine Ascents has been guiding the highest mountain on each continent with more consistency and success than any other guide service.

Featured Trip: Vinson, Antarctica

With nearly 100% success over these past 20 years, we have developed logistics, climbing routes, camps and communication protocols that have helped to facilitate our high summit and excellent safety record.

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What Climbers Say


I want to thank you for an adventure of a lifetime. As always the staff and logistics of Alpine Ascents exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be more satisfied. A while back you mentioned win-win relationships. My win was a rewarding trip to Mt. Everest. AAI's win (and mine too) is my decision to climb Mt. Elbrus and Carstensz Pyramid to complete the seven summits and trek to Machu Picchu and probably Everest base camp with my wife. Thanks again for everything.
- Louis M. Everest Climber.

Outside Magazine:

"Of all the great guide services on Kilimanjaro, Alpine Ascents might be the best. Its success rate is close to 90 percent, and though its treks are longer and pricier, they avoid the jam-packed Marangu Route." - 2013

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Alpine Ascents is "the premier way to experience Mt. McKinley with a guide service."

Excellent. I can't say enough good things. It was very well organized, and in the face of any hiccups there was always a plan, or options, and our guides always ensured we stayed as informed as possible. Their knowledge of the mountain was very good, they were instructive and helpful, and they fostered a great atmosphere. They adjusted the program as needed to suit our situation regarding the weather and acclimatization. And the food was very good too. The strengths would be the great organization, the great guides, good choice of tents, and good food. Overall, it really is an excellent program. - Recent Aconcagua climber.

I was very impressed with the program. From the beginning I found it very professional and I found people very responsive. Whether responding to initial inquiries, working out schedules, helping with equipment rentals all the way through the climb I thought everyone was great. Our group of guides were very easy to get along with. They really put us at ease. I truly enjoyed the experience thanks to our great guides. The four of them really made the trip for us. - James O. Rainier Muir Climber.

The expedition was great. Very well organized. I would highly recommend this climb to anyone wanting to gain experience and take the next step to climbing over 6000 meters. Jose Luis is absolutely the best. The strength was the acclimatization schedule and the sightseeing prior to the climb. I did not think there was a weakness to this trip in my opinion. It was very well done. - Chip M. Bolivia Climber

Overall opinion of the expedition was excellent - first-rate service. The trip exceeded my expectations. 100% professional, incredibly organized, attention to detail, guide strength, number of porters, reputation, commitment to the environment, guide-to-client ratio, optimal route selection, pre-trip information. Our trip to Kilimanjaro was by far the best we have taken. - Maria A. Kilimanjaro Climber

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Acclaimed in the Industry


"Of all the great guide services on Kilimanjaro, Alpine Ascents might be the best".-Outside Magazine

Alpine Ascents has been named one of "The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. We are extremely proud to be named the highest rated Mountain Guide Service.

Our climbs, courses, treks and tours, consistently rank at or near the top of the industry, and are recognized and awarded with well-deserved accolades.

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What's happening up high and far away. Dispatches and blog posts from the field.

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