Alaska Mountaineering School
" I believe AMS' local presence in Talkeetna gives it a built-in edge over the other guiding companies on Denali. "
— Darrel Koehlinger, Denali West Buttress Expedition
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AMS is located in Talkeetna, Alaska  (PDF docTown Map PDF »)  and operates out of two locations near the village center to support its expeditions. Our main headquarters is located two streets south from Main Street, on Third Street where you will find our office, climbing gym, and student camping and parking area. The AMS office includes an administration area, kitchen and lunch area, a food rations packing room, briefing room and outfitting areas.

The second location is the AMS Mountain Shop located near the airport on F Street. The shop's priority is outfitting AMS expeditions, but it doubles as a classroom. With fixed lines hanging from the ceiling and anchor points on the floor, we can practice crevasse rescue safety systems. There is also a theater with a digital projector tied to a database of thousands of Alaska Range photos so we can present slide presentations.

Properly outfitting an Alaska expedition is a mighty task; we have built the facilities at AMS specifically for the job.

Alaska Mountaineering School