Aspen, CO (PRWEB) January 23, 2008
Based in Aspen, Colorado in the heart of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, Aspen Expeditions has been guiding and teaching rock, ice, ski & alpine mountaineering skills since 1976. With 32 years of professional guiding under its belt, Aspen Expeditions has just recently launched a comprehensive program of worldwide trekking, climbing and skiing adventure travel trips. "We want to offer our clientele challenging and exciting adventure vacations overseas and give them a chance to experience different cultures", says AE's Managing Director Dick Jackson. "The mountains around Aspen make for a wonderful backyard and a fantastic base to learn the necessary skills to travel safely in the hills. The Himalayas, Andes, Alps and high peaks of Africa are just some of the destinations we now travel to and make for a logical Next Step from the Rocky Mountains."
And Dick Jackson knows adventure. He has spent most of his professional life climbing and skiing in the mountains of Colorado. With wife Paulina and daughter Tashi, Dick calls Aspen, Colorado home and is an active hands-on owner of Aspen Expeditions. Dick is an internationally certified IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide. He is IFMGA/AMGA certified in all disciplines of Rock & Ice Climbing, Ski Mountaineering and Alpine Mountaineering. He has guided climbing expeditions and ski trips extensively around Colorado, Utah and the West as well as Chamonix, the Himalaya, Alaska and Ecuador.
Dick has climbed and skied extensively in the Colorado Rockies, the Himalaya, Alaska, and the European Alps. His first ascents include the Voie Jackson in Chamonix, France in 1976. He was on the first American summit ascent of Himulchuli, Nepal in 1984. Dick has several first technical ascents to his credit in Colorado and Chamonix, France. Dick was a board member and President of the American Mountain Guides Association from 2001-2005.
Jackson states that "Aspen Expeditions distinguishes itself by its full commitment to formal guide training and certification through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). We emphasize this commitment and our 30 plus years of experience, together with the best equipment available in the industry, offer our students and clients the safest, finest and most enjoyable service possible! A student's well-learned skills apply to an outing here in the Elk Range or when trekking and climbing in Nepal. What we teach are the building blocks for safe and fun worldwide adventures."
With busy schedules and limited vacation time, more and more people are opting to arrange their adventure trip through a reliable tour operator. "Most working professionals just don't have the time or the experience needed to arrange an international trip. The logistics involved can be rather time-consuming, says AE's Worldwide Manager Andy Crisconi. "What we provide at Aspen Expeditions is a professionally guided trip and quality service at a competitive price."
Whether rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, trekking or alpine mountaineering, time in the mountains will rejuvenate one's spirit. "And it's not just about the mountains", says Andy. "It's immersing oneself in the entire experience. The moment you land in a Third World country, you are overwhelmed by the unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells. Once we let go of the hustle and bustle at home, we can truly start living in the present."
Aspen Expeditions takes pride in the service it delivers and this is confirmed by our high percentage of repeat clientele and referrals. Our commitment to guides' AMGA certified or trained status is Aspen Expeditions' credentials. Come join us for a memorable experience.