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. We are dedicated to carrying only the best outdoor clothing and equipment for all types of backcountry activities. Many of the products carried by the in our shop have gone through extensive field-testing by AAI guides and staff. Only items that meet our expectations are carried in our shop and recommended to clients taking courses or customers shopping our store. With the help from our professional staff you can be assured that you are getting the best gear recommendations for your next big outdoor adventure.

New Arrivals

Guides Choice Testing Program

For more than 20 years the prestigious Guides Choice program has identified the best and most cutting-edge equipment for alpinists, rock climbers, skiers, and many other backcountry travelers.

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