A chance at the summit!

Hello Everyone,

With the weather changing in a couple days we will head to camp 3 tomorrow, and then wake up around 11pm to leave for the summit around midnight on the 26th. It looks like the heavy precipitation will start later that day or the next so we hope to be back at ABC before it starts.

The route hasn’t actually been fixed with rope yet but we have a couple other teams that are willing help Lakpa Rita lead the charge to get the ropes fixed a tomorrow and while we are on the way to the summit. Without Lakpa Rita, I’m not sure the fixing would happen! We are thankful to have him as a guide!

Keep good weather thoughts for us the next couple of days!

Talk to you soon!

Ben

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • wapass

    Medications & Prescriptions for Mountain Climbing

    The following article is adapted from a letter written by guide John Van Nostrand to climbers heading to Aconcagua, and is based on John’s many years of experience not only in guiding, but also in healthcare in and out of the hospital setting. While we hope his advice serves you well, please seek medical advice […]

  • weatherakrange

    Mountain Weather Forecasting

    Mountain Weather When heading into the mountains, there are many factors which will affect your trip – training, logistics, planning, skills, and more. While we can prepare in advance to control many of these factors, we cannot predict nor change the weather! What’s more, mountain weather is a fickle beast and can constantly surprise even […]

  • Puffy

    Down Fill-Weight vs. Down Fill-Power: Why the Latter Doesn’t Matter

    How exactly can you shop for a down jacket…and be confident it’s going to be warm enough? Here, we break down one aspect of down jacket selection. Alternatively, check out the insulation we offer for men and women, and email us with your questions. How much down is in this jacket? The key question to […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International