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Do you want to climb or do you want to shop?

Our service is designed for climbers with limited, valuable time. Since many flights arrive in Anchorage late at night, you can arrive and get a good night’s sleep knowing that we’ll help you take care of business the following morning. By that afternoon you could be in Talkeetna for your briefing, maybe even flying in to Base Camp.

With a little luck with the weather, you could be flying to Base Camp less than 24 hours after your arrival in Anchorage.  

Food is the core of our service, and the fuel of a successful expedition. We provide tasty, mountain-tested ingredients to get you up the hill. A minimum of packaging. Highly organized and efficient but also allowing variety and flexibility on what you eat on which day.

Most of the rations include standard supermarket items, combined into great tasting, balanced dishes that are easy to prepare. We also include a few pre-packaged commercial “de-hy” dinners. Quick and easy for those long, hard climbing days.

We provide standard items that we know will do the job. We cannot cater to food allergies, current diet trends or picky eaters.  

A personal note from Don — Many of us adjust our eating habits based on current thoughts, trends and studies on nutrition.  I eat less meat, less dairy, fewer carbs, almost no sugar and more vegetables than I used to.  When I’m at home.  But when I’m in the mountains burning 5000 calories a day a backpack full of veggies isn’t going to cut it.  And when I’m crashing there’s nothing like a snickers bar to pull me back from the brink.  So…leave your food preferences behind and plan to get some fuel in while on the mountain.  Pasta, salami, cheese, candy, hot cocoa.   We’ve been doing this for a while.

Do not book our services if: 

  • You don’t want to cook real food and would just like to have dehydrated meals.
  • You have a lot of food issues, dietary constraints, allergies or you’re just picky.
  • You like the idea of spending a few days in Anchorage shopping and packing food.
  • You think it’s too expensive.

All support packages include 15 days of food. Additional rations may be ordered in advance at $90/person per 5-day bag. 

See the link above for more details on the food we provide.

NOTE – Standard & Deluxe Package Rates are based on Base Camp Flight costs of $585 per person plus 8% FAA and Local Tax. If additional taxes are imposed, or if the air taxi service raises it’s rates for any reason, a surcharge may apply.

RUSH ORDERS — Expedition Support arranged with less than 14 days notice is subject to a 15% rush order surcharge.

“Great value for the money we spent, especially coming in from abroad, where the other option was to sit and sort everything out on the parking lot outside the grocery store in Anchorage…no thanks!”

Pierre Hungr — Denali 2010 Expedition

Compare our Support Packages

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15-days Food
Anchorage Van Support
Transport to Talkeetna
Set up of Ranger Briefing
Base Camp Flight (round trip)
Base Camp Fee
1 Gallon stove fuel per person
Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, lighters
Wands & Steel Shovel
Anchorage Int’l Airport Pick up
Anchorage Accommodation
***Cost is per person & depends on the size of your Team*** COST/PERSON
2 Climbers $799 $1650 $2090
3 Climbers $659 $1490 $1975
4 Climbers $599 $1390 $1865
5 Climbers $569 $1390 $1765
6 Climbers $499 $1290 $1599