Custom Climbs and Private Expeditions

View from Camp 4 on Denal's NWB


There are many good reasons to go on a private, custom expedition. We’ve taken groups of friends and families on custom climbs, as well as climbers with specific time constraints and climbers who want to climb a specific route or peak. By limiting the group size, you gain a lot more flexibility as far as scheduling a trip and we can tailor your expedition to meet your expectations. We have seen an increase in climbers’ desires for more personalized expeditions in the last few years. The growing number of climbers who come back year after year for private trips tells us that we must be doing a pretty good job of taking care of them. Private climbs and expeditions can provide you with the support, flexibility, and choice to have just the level of luxury, or suffering, that you are looking for.

If you or you and a group of friends want to do a climb, just let us know and we can organize a trip for you. We can do any length trip, from a one-day climb to a multi-week expedition. Some of our more popular private trips involve going into areas like the Ruth Glacier or Little Switzerland to climb technical rock and ice routes or simply for some ski touring and exploring. We also organize many custom Denali expeditions each season. If you are interested in doing a private climb, please contact us well in advance to make arrangements.

Paul F above the Ruth Gorge


Mountain Trip began guiding technical climbs in the late 1970s in the Ruth Glacier, leading the first ascent of Mt Johnson and routes on many other peaks, including Mooses Tooth, Mt Foraker, Mt Hunter, Mt Russell and Mt Deborah. Mountain Trip has also led numerous routes on Denali such as the Northwest Buttress, the Cassin Ridge, the West Rib, the West Buttress Direct and the South Buttress.

We continue to offer technical climbs almost every year and are always looking for a new peak to climb. These climbs are for experienced climbers only. Most technical climbs are made via private arrangements and party size may be limited, so please contact us well in advance of the season. We are climbers who are passionate about being in the mountains and love to share these wild places with other climbers.

Over the past few seasons, we have had small teams go in to the West Ridge of Mount Hunter, Ham and Eggs on The Mooses Tooth, and to the Sultana Ridge on Mount Foraker. We’ve climbed in the Kahiltna Peaks, on Peak 11,300, and attempted the Cassin Ridge on Denali. We also recently led one of the few ascents ever of the West Buttress Direct, a technical variation to the West Buttress on Denali. We treat our climbers like climbing partners, and have loads of fun while climbing these routes. Give us a ring if you’re interested.


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