5/15 10-Day Course: 100% Summit Success on the Kautz
Posted on May 23, 2019
AAI Lead Guide David Gottlieb just checked in from Camp Hazard after a very successful summit bid. 100% of guides and students made it to the top of Rainier via the Kautz. Nice!
5/15/19 10-Day Course: Off to Rainier!
Posted on May 20, 2019
The 5/15 10-day course just returned from the north side of Mount Baker where everyone on the course summited Baker via the Coleman-Deming! The team is back at the Seattle office to dry out, resupply their food, and grab some additional gear before heading to Mount Rainier to try their hand at the Kautz!
5/12/19 6-Day Course
Posted on May 13, 2019
AAI Lead Guide Stephen Williams just checked in from the South Side of Baker with an update on the 6-day mountaineering course. Everyone is doing well! The weather has been good and they are currently learning about snow anchors.
5/8/19 3-Day Rainier Climb a Success!
Posted on May 11, 2019
Climbers from the May 8 3-day Mount Rainier climb enjoyed stunning weather and had a good time on their trip. This was everyone’s first experience with mountaineering and lots of new skills were learned. Great work team!
-Alpine Ascents International Guide Matthew Wiech
Photos: Emilie Drinkwater and Matthew Wiech
5/10/19 3DM: Sunny Snowfield Picnic
Posted on May 10, 2019
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!
The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]
In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]
So you’ve signed up for our 3-day climb of Mount Rainier, but are wondering what to pack for lunch each day. While we provide delicious, masterfully prepared, real-ingredient meals for breakfast and dinner, you’re right to take extra time to consider your snacks (known as “lunch” in the frontcountry!). Calories are fuel, and are almost […]