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This profile was last updated on 1/4/15  and contains information from public web pages.
Phone: (907) ***-****  HQ Phone
Alaska Mountaineering School
2633 Spenard Road
Anchorage , Alaska 99503
United States

Company Description: AMS is a school, and on courses, classes are held regularly. AMS courses can not accommodate behavioral, motivational or rehabilitation issues. Participants...   more
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Alpine Ascents International Office Staff
www.alpineascents.com, 4 Jan 2015 [cached]
Willi Prittie
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Willi Prittie Alaska Operations
Willi has been climbing, guiding and teaching for the past quarter century. Willi is considered one of the premier instructors in America and his students have had outstanding success in reaching personal goals. He has amassed hundreds of ascents (many while guiding) in Washington, Canada and Alaska. Willi is an AMGA Certified Alpine Guide and in the past was responsible for training and certifying new guides, and accrediting guide services. Fluent in Spanish and well versed in South American culture he has an outstanding reputation for leading safe and successful trips. Needless to say, Willi has developed quite a following and has led climbs to Mt. Sajama, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Island & Mera Peak and multiple guided ascents of Denali and in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
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Willi has led over thirty climbs to the summit of Aconcagua and is considered one of the world's leading climbing and logistical experts in the region. Willi also bears the responsibility of training new guides on climbs around the world. Willi led our 2000 Everest, Vinson, Aconcagua, Denali and Kilimanjaro expeditions. Willi is the consummate mountain guide and one of the most respected mountaineers in America. Most recently Willi led our 2002 & 2003 Mt. Everest expeditions that put 31 climbers on the summit! Willi oversees our Alaska Mountaineering School and Denali Programs. Most recently, Willi competed on the National Geographic Channel's "Ultimate Survival Alaska".
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A naturalist by profession, Ellie has assisted Willi in guiding Aconcagua, Ecuador's Volcanoes, Mt. Baker, Rainier, and teaching classes at the AAMS for over 15 years.
Mount Everest Guided Climbing Expedition with Alpine Ascents International
www.alpineascents.com, 2 April 2014 [cached]
Team Leader: Willi Prittie
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48: Willi Prittie - American
Alpine Ascents International | Mountain Spirit Institute: Blog
blog.mtnspirit.org [cached]
As my mentor and former boss, Willie Prittie said to me in Peru when we were guiding there, "It's just as important to get down the mountain, (with all your limbs and digits intact), as it is to make the summit.
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Tags:Alpine Ascents International, Alps, Avalanche, Jamie Vinton-Boot, Judgment, Marty Schmidt, Mountain Spirit Institute, New Zealand, Otago Daily Times, Paul Hersey, Peru, Randall Richards, Randy Richards, Remarkables, Risk, Willie Prittie
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Tags:Alpine Ascents International, best practices, Communication, Ethics and Guiding, Expedition behavior, Expeditions, Experiential Education, Health in the mountains, High Crimes, Kurt Hahn, Michael Kodas, mountain crimes, Mountain Spirit Institute, Mt. Everest, NOLS, Outward Bound, Willie Prittie
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I remember my boss, Willie Prittie of Alpine Ascents International cursing Lima for the time he lost a bags of climbing gear at the Airport, when it was stolen from him. From his horror story, I came to Peru armed to the hilt with mace, chicken wire around my backpack and yes, even a machete.
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Tags:adventure travel, Alpine Ascents International, Dexter R. Richards, ecospiritual psychology, Experiential Education, Holistic Living, Lima, Lima Airport, Mountain Spirit Institute, Mountaineering, mtnspirit.org, New Hampshire, Peru, Randy Richards, Spiritual, Sunapee, Sustainability, travel safety, traveling safely, Willie Prittie
Everest 2002 Cybercast, only on MountainZone.com
climb.mountainzone.com, 1 Jan 2002 [cached]
[Willi Prittie] [Vern Tejas] [Luis Benitez] [Jose Luis Peralvo] [Mike Roberts] [Bryce Brown] [Ellie Henke] [Al Hanna] [Jeff Mathy] [Arnold Witzig] [Cleve McDonald] [Joe Leroy] [Karl Yoder]
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Willi PrittieWilli has been climbing, guiding and teaching for a quarter century.Considered one of the premier instructors in America, Willi's students have had outstanding success in reaching personal goals.He has amassed hundreds of ascents (many while guiding) in Washington, Canada and Alaska.Willi is a Senior Guide for the American Mountain Guides Association and (should he have the time) is responsible for accrediting new guides into the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association).Fluent in Spanish and well versed in South American culture, Willi has an outstanding reputation for leading safe and successful trips.He has developed quite a following and has led climbs to Mt. Sajama, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Island & Mera Peaks, as well as multiple guided ascents of Denali, and has guided in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.Willi has led well over a dozen climbs to the summit of Aconcagua and is considered one of the world's leading climbing and logistical experts in the region.He also bears the responsibility of training new guides on climbs around the world.Willi led the Alpine Ascents International 2000 Everest Expedition, and has recently led the Vinson, Aconcagua, Denali and Kilimanjaro expeditions.Willi is the consummate mountain guide and one of the most respected mountaineers in America.
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A naturalist by profession, Ellie has assisted Willi in guiding Aconcagua, Ecuador's Volcanoes, Mt. Baker, Rainier, and has taught classes at the AAMS for over 15 years.
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