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Aspen Expeditions Worldwide

Providing Outstanding Service and Memorable Experiences in the Mountains Since 1977

Aspen Expeditions Worldwide is a mountain guide service, backcountry retail 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 Aspirant 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




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