About Us

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 we deliver. 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! 

Aspen Expeditions Worldwide acknowledges our position on the traditional territory of the Ute Peoples. We operate under permit in the White River National Forest and are an equal opportunity service provider and employer. 

We are also the only slope side Dynafit Test Center and operate a full backcountry shop. Shop online or visit us at Aspen Highlands Village for all your backcountry equipment needs. AEW is also a Mammut Airbag refill center and rental center.


International Federation of Mountain Guides
 
American Mountain Guides Association
 
US Forest Service

Travel Guard - Travel Insurance


Marmot 

 

Dynafit

backcountry access 
Backcountry Access

 
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