OUR PHILOSOPHY

ASCEND • EXPLORE • DISCOVER 

OUR COMMITMENT TO OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES IN THE MOUNTAINS  REJUVENATES BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT (THE ASPEN IDEA)

Aspen Expeditions Worldwide is a mountain guide service, backcountry center and custom adventure travel service based in the heart of the magnificent Rocky Mountains in Aspen, Colorado. AEW has been guiding and teaching rock, ice, ski & alpine mountaineering skills since 1977 under a USFS* permit. In addition, AEW leads adventures to international destinations such as the Himalaya (Nepal, Bhutan) Tanzania (Kilimanjaro), South America and the European Alps. Founded by IFMGA Guide Dick Jackson, Aspen Expeditions takes pride in the service and products it delivers. Our high reputation from past and current guests and our commitment to our highly qualified staff of mountain guides' (American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)* trained and/or certified) are Aspen Expeditions Worldwide's credentials. 

So come join us for a memorable mountain experience! 

AEW is also the only slope side Dynafit Test Center and operates a Backcountry Shop. Now you can shop online as well as at our location at Aspen Highlands Village for backcountry equipment. Come visit and demo the latest Dynafit backcountry ski equipment and outdoor clothing. AEW is also a Mammut Airbag refill center and rental center.


International Federation of Mountain Guides
 
American Mountain Guides Association
 
US Forest Service

Travel Guard - Travel Insurance


Marmot 
Dynafit

backcountry access 
Backcountry Access

 
Salomon

News

Peak Season -the First Snows fall high in the mountains

September 23, 2016

The seasons are changing.  It's peak autumn season here in the central rockies near Aspen, CO. The Aspen Trees are golden, the high mountains covered with a dusting of snow.Coming out this fall? Then come let us take you on day of fall rock climbing, maybe a peak ascent or scenic autumn mountain hike.Planning to come this winter or thinking about it?  Join us for a day of backcountry skiing, take an avalanche course, go on a custom hut trip with your friends/family or try your hand at ice climbing.   Continue Reading →

Summer's not over yet here in Aspen!

August 30, 2016

It's late August.  As summer tapers off into the fall the weather here high in the Rockies is still ideal for climbing mountains, climbing rock and trekking/hiking around the mountains.  Plenty of clear skies and a temperate climate! The summer has been fantastic.   A thank you to all of our wonderful guests!  Below are a few images of good times in the mountains;   Guest feedback: Craig says; "Hey just wanted to say had an epic day. Jack is freakin' awesome.  Loved every second of it.  Can't wait to do more with you guys. " Whit Kelly "A quick note of thanks for a great day yesterday on Pyramid! Scott was a fantastic guide, keeping this flatlander on pace... Continue Reading →

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