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Why Climb the Matterhorn With Alpine Ascents?

We have been guiding the Matterhorn for the past 15 years. Our familiarity with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge around the world lend a depth and richness to every expedition that we feel is unrivaled in the guiding community.

Schedule Flexibility

One of the most important factors in the success and enjoyment for our climbers has been the ability to adjust our climbing schedules as needed to account for the ever-changing conditions in the mountains. Rather than throwing our hands up and ending an expedition when a route may become unclimbable, we treat these situations as challenges in their own right. Thanks to our experience and local expertise, we can change locations mid-expedition if necessary and offer alternate climbs and adventures for our climbers. When such occasions have arisen, our climbers regularly praise these adjustments as highlights of their expeditions.

I want to commend Jonathon for running a great program and hiring fun, knowledgeable and professional guides. Jonathon also went out of his way to guide me again on Monday. He had to change his schedule completely and I am in his debt. He didn’t have to do that and I am so grateful. I […]

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • The Notebook: Baker or Rainier?

    Welcome to The Notebook, where we will have guest writers presenting special features based on their fields of expertise, covering topics from mountaineering to adventure travel and everything in between. By Peter Potterfield As the author of Selected Climbs in the Cascades, both volumes 1 and 2, I get emails daily from adventurers coming to […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Clove Hitch

    The following is the second in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the figure-8, ring bend- and hitches like the Munter & Prusik! The clove hitch is a simple, essential, quickly tied, adjustable, strong alpine wunder-knot! This […]

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    What is a Buff®?

    What is this “Buff®” that’s listed on all of your gear lists? Why do I need one? Do I need one? What about bandanas? The Buff® 101 First created in 1991, the Buff® is a 20 x 9.5 inch tube of stretchy fabric designed to help you cover your head, neck, and face in the […]

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Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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