Register For a Trip

We are committed to helping climbers achieve their personal goals safely and enjoyably. Our adventures require a high level of physical fitness, good overall health, and some require prior outdoor and/or climbing experience. When registering for an Alpine Ascents Program, we ask you for this information to ensure that: we match individual needs and goals; you are qualified for the program; we garner the most effective and compatible teams for your particular trip.

The correct deposit amount for each trip is listed with the dates and pricing information. Our trips fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis, and registering over the phone is the best way to ensure reserving the trip dates you want.

Once we have received your application/deposit, we email a comprehensive confirmation package containing a letter, equipment list, logistics information, and brochures for trip cancellation insurance and other companies which offer discounts to our climbers. We send updates and additional information by email. Approximately four weeks prior to an expedition departure, a final letter and logo item is forwarded to you.

We Offer Three Ways to Reserve a Trip:

1. Reserve Your Trip Online
      For your convenience we offer a secure application on our website.
      Please ensure you note your departure information prior to starting the application process.
      Fill Out Our Online Application Form

     Already registered?
     If you just need to submit a completed application without payment information, you can use our
     Prepaid Online Application Form


2. Want to talk to a Person?
Call Our Offices to Reserve Your Trip. We are always available during office hours and are here for you. On the phone you can place your deposit on a VISA/MC/AMEX. 206.378.1927 (Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm PST).


3. Print Out and Mail/Fax an Application Form
You may also submit an application by mail or fax with a check, money order or credit card number. 
Print Application Form


Single Travelers
There is a section in your application that allows for the choice of single or double occupancy. For most of our international trips that include stay in hotels, a single room supplement is available for an additional fee. If you do not request a single room we will make every effort to pair you with another traveler. If we cannot pair you, you will be asked to pay a single room supplement. Please turn in your application form as soon as possible in order for us to arrange these accommodations.


Trip Cancellation Insurance
As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

In brief, Trip Cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers Trip Cancellation Insurance plans in conjunction with Travelex.


Participant Responsibility
Trip participants are responsible for their own well-being. This includes good health and strong physical condition. Participants joining a trek, course or mountaineering expedition may be required to obtain a physician's release prior to departure. Expedition members are responsible for: knowing all pre-departure information, preparing proper equipment and clothing, conforming to basic standards of personal hygiene (to minimize the risk of travelers diseases) and acting in a considerate manner toward all group members and with respect for each country’s customs.

Cancellation & Refund Policies
Note: Alpine Ascents reserves the right to waive any fees. As we offer personalized service, we will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.

General Cancellation Policy
School - Rainier Cancellation Policy

Specific Cancellation Policies
These trips have policies that supercede our general policy.
Denali
Everest
Carstensz Pyramid
Vinson
Cho-Oyu
Greenland


General Expedition Cancellation/Refund Policy
Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions.
Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy. Specific trip cancellation and refund policies may supercede those enumerated below.

  • Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 120-days or more prior to program start date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided 90-119 days prior to program start date.
  • No refunds will be provided 89-days prior to program start date.
  • Certain trips have cancellation policies that supercede our general policy, see below.
  • For trips exceeding $10,000.00, specialized refund policies may apply, see below.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the 120-day period, as stated above.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.


Mountaineering School & Rainier Cancellation/Refund Policy

Payment Policy:

  • Deposits are due at time of registration to reserve space on the course. Please include with completed application form.
  • Each deposit includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to course start date.
  • Payments can be made by check, money order, wire transfer or credit card (VISA/MC/AMEX).

Refund Policy:

  • $200.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Full refunds will be provided 90 days or more prior to course start date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided 60-89 days prior to course start date.
  • No refunds will be provided 59 days prior to course start date.
  • If Alpine Ascents cancels or reschedules a program, all fees are refundable and/or transferable.

Change Fee Policy:

  • $50.00 change fee for date changes 61-90 days prior to course start date.
  • $150.00 change fee for date changes 31-59 days prior to course start date.
  • No date changes are allowed 30 days prior to course start date. While changes of 30 days or less are generally not possible, as courses are usually full at that time, we will attempt to accommodate your needs on an individual basis.


Specific Expedition Cancellation/Refund Policies

Denali

  • Each $1,000.00 deposit is non-refundable.
  • All balances are due 120 days or more prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
  • Full refunds, less deposit, will be provided 120-days prior to departure date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided 90 - 119 days prior to departure date.
  • No refunds will be provided 89 days prior to departure date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120th-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.


Everest

  • No refunds are provided on the deposit or any payments for the expedition. The reason for such a strict refund policy is due to the great expense incurred in such an expedition.  All gear and food must be purchased several months in advance to ensure that it reaches Nepal and base camp before we arrive.  Our refund policy also protects other members who have committed their time and money to the expedition.
  • Each $20,000.00 deposit and $45,000 balance is non-refundable.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.


Carstensz Pyramid

  • Each deposit and balance payment is non-refundable.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.


Vinson

  • Balance is due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
  • Each deposit includes a $5,000 non-refundable registration fee (per the flight service policy).
  • Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 120-days or more prior to expedition date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.
  • Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions. We offer a plan in conjunction with Travelex.
  • No refunds will be provided 119-days prior to expedition start date.


Cho-Oyu

  • Each $5,000.00 deposit is non-refundable.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
  • Full refunds, less deposit, will be provided 120-days or more prior to departure date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided 90-119 days prior to departure date.
  • No refunds will be provided 89-days prior to departure date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120th-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.

Greenland

  • Each $3,000.00 deposit is non-refundable.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
  • Due to the nature of this climb and extensive pre-arrangements, deposits and balances are non-refundable.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120th-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.


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