Dick JacksonAspen Expeditions Worldwide is a mountain guide service, backcountry center and custom adventure travel service based in the heart of the magnificent Rocky Mountains in Aspen, Colorado. AEW has been guiding and teaching rock, ice, ski & alpine mountaineering skills since 1977 under a USFS* permit. In addition, AEW leads adventures to international destinations such as the Himalaya (Nepal, Bhutan) Tanzania (Kilimanjaro), South America and the European Alps! So come join us for a memorable mountain experience! 

Founded by IFMGA Guide Dick Jackson, Aspen Expeditions takes pride in the service and products it delivers. Our high reputation from past and current guests and our commitment to mountain guides' American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)* training and certification are Aspen Expeditions Worldwide's credentials. 

AEW is also the only slope side Dynafit Test Center and operates a Backcountry Shop. Now you can shop online as well as at our location at Aspen Highlands Village for backcountry equipment. Come visit and demo the latest Dynafit backcountry ski equipment. AEW is also a Mammut Airbag refill center and rental center.


IFMGA Guide Dick Jackson, founder

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Beautiful summer days rock climbing, alpine climbing, hiking and camping

July 16, 2015

Come join us for a fun outdoor adventure such as  rock climbing up on Independence Pass with your friends or family. Or consider climbing a 14,000 foot peak such as North Maroon Peak, Pyramid or Capitol Peak. Or trek to Crested Butte from Aspen.  Want to camp under the stars? Our AMGA trained and certified mountain guides are outstanding at providing you and your group a fantastic outdoor experience. Continue Reading →

Summer is springing here!

June 11, 2015

It's time to plan summer fun in the mountains.  Join us on a fun day of rock climbing up on Independence Pass. Go on an alpine climb up Pyramid Peak, the Maroon Bells or Capitol Peak and more. Experience  a hike among high alpine wilderness, an overnight camping trip, or a trek to Crested Butte. Got a group or party?  Consider a Terrain Challenge including fun elements such as a zipline across a gorge, a climb out of an ice cave, a slack line across a river and more. (Customized for your group.) With snow still high on the peaks come snow climbs and/or ski off of Independence Pass.The staff and professional AMGA Mountain Guides at Aspen Expeditions excel at providing a custom experience for you and your group. From easy half day private hikes and... Continue Reading →