AAI Guide Stephen Williams just returned from the epic 13-day mountaineering course. The team covered a lot of ground over the past two weeks – glacier mountaineering on Baker, rock climbing in Leavenworth, alpine climbing in Washington Pass, and stupendous alpine climbing in Boston Basin. Here are just a few snapshots from their week.
7/30 9-Day Course: Headed up Rainier!
Posted on August 5, 2020
After a jam-packed 6-days on Mount Baker learning the ropes (pun intended) of glacier travel, the 9-Day course is currently headed up mighty Mount Rainier. Currently they are on route to Camp Muir. Below are some photos from earlier in the trip.
7/25 8-Day Intermediate Course: Photos!
Posted on August 5, 2020
The 8-day Intermediate Course had a banner time climbing in Washington Pass / Boston Basin last week. Check out some of the course highlights in photo form.
8/1 3-Day Muir Climb – Summit Success!
Posted on August 3, 2020
AAI Guide Lakpa Rita checked in from Ingraham Flats after a successful summit climb! The team reported excellent climbing conditions. They are headed down the mountain to take advantage of a much needed celebratory meal.
AAI Guide Victor McNeil just checked in from the base of Sharkfin Tower in beautiful Boston Basin. The team climbed the Southeast Ridge (5.0) as a warm-up for the ultra-classic West Ridge of Forbidden tomorrow.
Rainier/Cascades Blog Cybercasts Archives
Alpine Ascents provides family and friends the opportunity to follow our climbs as they proceed. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we receive regular audio dispatches from the climbers and post them on our website. Not only does one feel the excitement of watching a team as it moves up the mountain, the archived cybercasts provide an excellent resource and learning tool when researching expeditions. Enjoy the show!
Dear Alpine Ascents, I’m gearing up for an 8-Day Alaska Course and I see that you require double-wall four season tents. I found a single wall four-season tent that is supposed to be bomber (saw photos of it being used in the Himalaya) and it would save me 5 pounds. What gives? Sincerely, Trying to […]
by Paul Koubek As one of the western guides fortunate to work with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro Program, when I was asked to write a blog post about any topic I wanted, the first thing that came to mind for me about my experience on Kilimanjaro was: the people! Every Alpine Ascents climb of Kilimanjaro […]
We have not been able to operate Kilimanjaro expeditions since February 2020, and during that time our friends over in Tanzania have not been far from our mind. COVID-19 has decimated the Kilimanjaro tourism industry and the income that the local people rely on to house and feed their families. In a typical year, travel […]