Team 9/Denali Ballers is on their way down the mountain, a little tired from summiting but enjoying the beautiful weather and stunning views

Hey, this is Eric Grimes calling in for Alp 9/Denali Ballers.

We had another beautiful day: woke up early today, at 8 am, a little tired after our summit attempt, came down from 17, down the ridge, one of the most beautiful spots on the mountain, made our way down the Fixed Lines at Washburn’s Thumb, and down to 14, had an early dinner, now we’re getting an early night’s sleep. And we’re going to head out tomorrow pretty early, probably around 2am and head down to 7,800.

I want to give a shout out to Carly and Izzy, I love you both very much and look forward to seeing you guys hopefully a little bit early. Take care, bye.


  • 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 […]

  • Boots for Mount Rainier: Singles or Doubles?

    Easily the most common question we are asked is, “What kind of boots will I wear on my Rainier climb?” Here, we break down how we decide. Two Boot Types We use two main types of boots in Washington’s Cascades Range, which includes Mount Rainier and Mount Baker among other peaks: double boots and single […]

  • Bigr

    The Notebook: When Should I Climb Rainier?

    Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]

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