Alaska Mountaineering School
" A fantastic and challenging trip run by knowledgeable and hard working guides. "
— Ken Seavey, Hunter Expedition
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Applying for AMS Expeditions

To reserve a space on an AMS expedition, please read, complete and return an AMS application, questionnaire, and a non-refundable deposit to AMS. Resumes describing your climbing background are required for all expeditions. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified applicants.

Upon acceptance, we will send you a detailed program description, equipment list, and travel/logistics information. You will also receive medical, release, registration and personal travel forms to fill out and return to us.

Deposit amount for all scheduled expeditions is $2,000; the balance is due 120 days prior to the start date of the expedition.

After you have been accepted, you will be required to complete and return the following forms:


AMS recommends that you purchase travel insurance immediately after paying your deposit. This special insurance may cover costs if you are unable to join your program due to personal emergency, personal or family medical reasons, or if a program is canceled for reasons beyond AMS' control. It may also cover evacuation and medical expenses in the result of illness or injury. AMS is not responsible for costs associated with canceled enrollment, programs that cancel for reasons beyond AMS' control, and evacuations from the mountains. Check with your travel agent for more policies. We recommend Travel Guard »