OUR PHILOSOPHY

ASCEND • EXPLORE • DISCOVER 

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES IN THE MOUNTAINS  REJUVENATES BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT (THE ASPEN IDEA)

Aspen 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. In addition, AEW leads adventures to international destinations such as the Himalaya (Nepal, Bhutan) Tanzania (Kilimanjaro), South America and the European Alps. Founded by IFMGA Guide Dick Jackson, Aspen Expeditions is now owned/operated by IFMGA-certified guide Amos Whiting and AMGA-trained guide Britt Ruegger. We take pride in the service and products it delivers. Our high reputation from past and current guests and our commitment to our highly qualified staff of mountain guides' (American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)* trained and/or certified) are Aspen Expeditions Worldwide's credentials. So come join us for a memorable mountain experience! 

AEW operates under permit by the White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider and employer. 

We are 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 and outdoor clothing. AEW is also a Mammut Airbag refill center and rental center.


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News

Tri Hayden Attempted Traverse

April 18, 2017

Leading into day 2 of Aspen Expeditions ski mountaineering program this April the weather got a little bit tricky.  Nathan and I decided to go out for our second day on Wednesday the 5th of April 2017.  A potent little storm system rolled in late Monday night. Snow had dropped to the valleys Tuesday morning  and my wife Ella and I skied the upper end of green trees in Maroon bowl early Tuesday in 8 inches of blower mid storm snow.  There was wild rippled texture across the NW face of Maroon bowl but it actually didnt ski slabby in the trees at all.  Tuesday into Wednesday I was pretty keyed in to the increase in snow / wind load and the potential increase in... Continue Reading →

Pearl Couloir / Cathedral Peak

April 03, 2017

 

 

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