The Spirit of Alpinism

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Opportunities in Guiding, Operations, Retail, and Administration

We regularly recruit for the following positions. If you would like more details regarding a position, please call or email us. Although we are not always hiring for all the positions listed, we are always glad to talk to people who share our mission of mountain education and recreation. 

Instructor and Guide
We accept full-time seasonal and full-time year-round guide applications between November 1st and January 31 of each year. All new full-time seasonal and full-time year-round guides participate in a 3-week guide training period, which usually takes place in early May. Click here for more information. We accept part-time guide applications for the Desert Southwest, from AIARE Instructors, and from IFMGA guides for European work throughout the year. To apply for any one of these positions, including full-time year-round and full-time seasonal guide, click here. If you have any questions, email Jason Martin at

Update: Please note that we are now asking for applications by January 31st. Additionally, part of our guide training will take place in Las Vegas at the end of March. The other half will take place in the Cascades at the beginning of May.

Alaska Range Internship
Every spring AAI runs eight to fifteen trips in the Alaska Range out of Talkeetna, AK. These trips are supported by a seasonal intern that helps the guides plan and pack for the trips. Interns generally start their season in mid-April and finish their season in mid-July. We accept applications for this incredibly competetive internship between November 1st and January 21st. To read a prospectus about this intership, click here. If you would like to apply, click here. If you have any questions, email Wyatt Evenson at

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