Alaska Mountaineering School

13765 E 3rd Street
Talkeetna, AK 99676

Mailing Address

Alaska Mountaineering School

PO Box 566
Talkeetna, AK 99676

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours: We are open every day from mid-April to mid-September from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Winter Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Contact Information

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to our family owned business whose mission is to seek excellence in safe and responsible mountaineering and wilderness travel, while teaching and guiding others.

We teach instructional courses and lead guided climbs in the Alaska Range, Talkeetna Mountains, and Chugach Mountains. We are open year round but most of our field time takes place between mid-March and mid-September.

We are certified by the National Park Service and authorized to operate in Denali National Park & Preserve.

Come visit us on 3rd Street in beautiful downtown Talkeetna,

Colby Coombs and Caitlin Palmer, Directors


We had the most amazing experience and great opportunity with our guide, Brian McCullough, in learning beginning mountaineering. It is a wonderful opportunity to get your 'feet wet' with mountaineering. (2-Day Glacier Trek)

Katherine Gines

Haverhill, MA

A spectacular landing on the seldom visited Dall Glacier and two magnificent nights spent on the ice, encircled by grandeur. Thank you, AMS! (2-Day Glacier Trek)

Chris Calvert

Washington, DC

You guys were all great. Your company really has a family feel to really put the competition to shame. My last climb was with another (highly regarded) company, and trust me, there is no comparison. Hands down you guys were superior. Keep doing what you are doing. When I climb Denali in a year, you guys will get my call....I have you on speed dial. (12-Day Mountaineering Course)

Tony Robles

Parkland, FL