The Equipment Shop at American Alpine Institute

Located in Bellingham Washington, The Equipment Shop at the American Alpine Institute has been fulfilling the specialty gear needs of climbers, skiers, and hikers locally and around the world for more than 25 years. At The Equipment Shop we are dedicated to carrying only the best equipment for all types of backcountry activities. Many of the retail products carried by the Equipment Shop go through extensive field-testing by AAI guides, and are recommended to clients who are participating in guided trips with AAI. You can be assured that you are getting the best recommendations for the highest quality, top-of-the-line gear for your next big outdoor adventure.

New Arrivals

Customer Reviewed Items

Guides Choice Testing Program

Since 1987, the prestigious Guides Choice program has identified the best and most cutting-edge equipment for alpinists, rock climbers, skiers, and many other backcountry travelers.