American Alpine Institute, founded in 1975, is a mountain climbing school and guide service located in Bellingham, Wash. The institute helps climbers raise their skills, protect the environments in which they climb, develop good judgment, and safely gain access to the great mountains of the world. It offers training at all skill levels from beginners to masters. The institute offers programs in rock, snow, ice, glacier, and high altitude climbing. AAI also provides nationally recognized programs in wilderness and glacier skiing, avalanche hazard assessment and technical rescue. The institute offers courses, climbing trips and expeditions throughout the year in six states and 16 countries. AAI s staff is certified as wilderness first responders and emergency medical technicians.
Fax: (360) 734-8890
Toll Free: (800) 424-2249
Mountaineering programs, Glacier Skills and Crevasse Rescue, Alpine Ice Climbing - Introduction, Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership, Rock Climbing, Aid Climbing and Big Wall Techniques, Warrior's Way Falling and Commitment Camp, Alaska Range Mountaineering, Denali Prep Course, Seven Summits Training Course, Technical Rope Rescue, Advanced Mountain Rescue, Mt. Baker Photography Seminar