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Backcountry Tour Planning Webinar & Trip Planning Tools

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When conditions are prime for winter backcountry adventure, it’s easy to get caught up in the stoke and overlook essential pre-trip preparation in a rush to get on the skin track. In this webinar, guide and backcountry powder chaser, Elias Zane Holt, lays out how to plan a successful and safe trip into the mountains, […]

Ski Boot Fit Basics

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Spring volcano season is right around the corner and having well-fitted, comfortable boots is essential for long days on the skin track and epic descents.    We teamed up with the legendary boot whisperer, Megan Jackson, of Backcountry Essentials in Bellingham to outline the basics of boot fit.  In the video below, she discusses physical […]

Tahoma (Rainier) Webinar

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Towering resolutely over the Seattle skyline, cloaked in miles of glacial ice, Taquoma (əqʷuʔməʔ”) or “Mother of the Waters”, captures the imagination of all who gaze upon her massive flanks. On February 28th, senior guides Lyra Pierotti and Jonathon Spitzer, hosted a webinar about this iconic climb.   They covered trip logistics, a detailed overview of […]

Great Peaks of Bolivia Webinar

great peaks of bolivia webinar

A country of beautiful extremes, Bolivia is the highest, most isolated country in South America and holds a veritable treasure trove of climbing objectives for alpinists who venture off the beaten path. Particularly for climbers seeking to gain experience at altitude to prepare for objectives like Denali, Bolivia should not be overlooked. Despite the abundant […]

What Type of Boots Do I Need for Climbing?

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By Dani Osman Getting your mountaineering kit dialed in can be a complicated, strenuous process – So many options! So many opinions! – and rarely is the process more stressful than when it comes to boots. As literally and figuratively the base of the whole operation, getting your boots right can make or break your […]

Training for Mountaineering Webinar

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Climbing big mountains requires incredible endurance. You don’t necessarily have to move fast, but you have to keep moving for hours, days–sometimes even weeks. Training to have an excellent aerobic base is critical, not just for that continued movement ability, but also for your body’s ability to recover, day after day. On January 30th, Senior […]

Women on Top: Expert Advice from a Mountain Guide Webinar & Tips

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There have historically been fewer women than men in mountain sports, but that statistic has been changing as more women establish first ascents, inspire others by summiting challenging peaks and find cohorts of other women climbers. At Alpine Ascents we are fortunate to have more than 25 female guides and offer dozens of women’s programs. […]

Dear Alpine: The Changing Route on Tahoma (Rainier)

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Hey Alpine, I keep hearing that the route to the summit of Tahoma (Mount Rainier) changes over the course of the season. I have a pretty good idea of what you mean, but…would you mind explaining it? Asking for a friend. Sincerely, Route Me *** Hi Route Me, Your friend brings up a great question! […]

Leg Strength and Alignment for Mountaineering: How to prepare for all that downhill pounding!

leg strength and alignment for mountaineering: how to prepare for all that downhill pounding!

By Lyra Pierotti, CSCS and Alpine Ascents Senior Guide Ok, now that we have an idea of how we all operate as individual athletes from the previous blog post Strength Training for Mountaineering: What does your physiology have to do with it? let’s outline a framework for you to drive your own strength training, adapt […]

How To: Clean & Store Your Summer Gear

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By Trevor Husted  What to do with your gear when the time has come to accept the changing of the seasons? Whether you like it or not, the seasons change. With the fading daylight and dropping temperatures, the seasonal gear quiver is transformed. Some gear will get stashed in the corner of the garage (farewell […]

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Backcountry Tour Planning Webinar & Trip Planning Tools

    When conditions are prime for winter backcountry adventure, it’s easy to get caught up in the stoke and overlook essential pre-trip preparation in a rush to get on the skin track. In this webinar, guide and backcountry powder chaser, Elias Zane Holt, lays out how to plan a successful and safe trip into the mountains, […]

  • Ski Boot Fit Basics

    Spring volcano season is right around the corner and having well-fitted, comfortable boots is essential for long days on the skin track and epic descents.    We teamed up with the legendary boot whisperer, Megan Jackson, of Backcountry Essentials in Bellingham to outline the basics of boot fit.  In the video below, she discusses physical […]

  • Tahoma (Rainier) Webinar

    Towering resolutely over the Seattle skyline, cloaked in miles of glacial ice, Taquoma (əqʷuʔməʔ”) or “Mother of the Waters”, captures the imagination of all who gaze upon her massive flanks. On February 28th, senior guides Lyra Pierotti and Jonathon Spitzer, hosted a webinar about this iconic climb.   They covered trip logistics, a detailed overview of […]

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