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Mount Denali, Alaska, 22 Day Guided Ascent

Mount Denali

Ascend the biggest mountain in North America, Mount Denali in Alaska, on this exciting and challenging 22 day ascent with one of our AMGA certified guides.

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Alaska Range

22 Days

May, Jun, Jul

Extremely Fit



It’s no coincidence that Mount Denali (6,190m), also known as Mount McKinley, looks like a jagged crown. That’s because it is the highest mountain in the entire continent of North America, and one of the biggest mountains in the world. This incredible peak, like other majestic peaks, including Everest and Aconcagua, stands alone. And its isolation only adds to its impressiveness.

As is the case with any mountain of this stature, conquering Denali is no easy feat. It is incredibly challenging. The summit day alone will require between 8 and 14 hours of climbing. As a result, anybody wishing to join this expedition should be an experienced mountaineer and be in excellent physical condition.

Over the course of 22 days, we will make our way to this mighty mountain’s summit. We will be staying in at least 4 different camps found throughout the peak. We will also spend several days resting when needed. Furthermore, we will be stopping often in order for you to properly acclimatize, which is crucial whenever climbing a mountain this enormous.

There is a long list of highlights you will be able to enjoy throughout the climb, including the gorgeous Kahiltna glacier (2,225m) where the trip will begin. However, the real treat is the views you will receive from Denali’s summit. From the summit you will be able to see a huge portion of the incredible Alaskan landscape, along with several amazing peaks in the Alaska range. Some of those peaks include Mount Foraker (5,304m), Mount Huntington (3,731m), and Mount Hunter (4,442m).

Mount Denali is one of the most impressive mountains in the world. As a result, climbing it is an achievement one can be proud of for the rest of their life. So if you would like to join us on this 22 day expedition, all you have to do is send us a request.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee, food, climbing and camping equipment, and transportation during the trip; however, it does not include taxes, your airfare to Alaska, hotel accommodation in Anchorage, and the NPS climbing registration fee, which is $250 for climbers under 24 years of age, and $350 for climbers over the age of 25.


Day 1: Kahiltna Glacier (2,225m)

Day 2: Skills Review day

Day 3: Camp 1 (2,377m)

Day 4: Camp 2 (2,926m)

Day 5: Camp 2 acclimatization

Day 6: Camp 3 (3,414m)

Day 7: Camp 3 acclimatization day

Day 8: Equipment haul to Windy Corner before returning to camp 3

Day 9: Camp 4 (4,328m)

Day 10: Retrieve Cache day

Day 11: Haul equipment to (4,999m)

Day 12: Move to high camp (5,242m)

Day 13: Rest day at high camp

Day 14: Summit day (6,190m)

Day 15 to 16: Return to high camp

Day 17 to 22: Extra days in case of inclement weather, extra time needed for acclimatization, and extra rest days




Camping during the descent. There are also several hotels in Anchorage which we will be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point


About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Meg James


June, 2023

Can not review - guide cancelled but the trip was not to Perce Rock if we had gone - sadly.. tour was was what was advertised and destination was not where planned Ultimately the full day paddle was canceled by the guide company Effort was there and communication was good! Just booked what I wanted and was not what the guide could offer …

Shawn Linio


March, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Bill Mullins


December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel


August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King


August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker


August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė


August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson


June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli


June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis


March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer


March, 2022

Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.

Lexi Brandon


February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau


February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord


January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi


January, 2022

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