Mount Vinson Team 3 Update

This is Brien Sheedy writing in from the bar after a busy prep day. Antarctica Logistics and Expeditions presented a two hour logistics brief this morning and then we packed our bags that will get loaded on the Ilyshin 76 TD (A Russian made transport planes especially well suited  to landing on blue ice). Both Megan and Gregor picked up a few pieces of gear at some local shops and Megan informed me that we needed to have a few drinks now because she was tired from a hard day of shopping and Gregor concurred to Megan’s request. I think this team is going to work well together. The weather tomorrow looks promising for flying so hopefully the team will get to fly on to the ice tomorrow.


  • Dear Alpine Ascents: Mountaineering Courses

    Hey Alpine, I’m resolved. 2022 is the year I learn the ropes (pun intended) of mountaineering. You have a lot of offerings on your site and I’m not sure which one is right for me. Can you give me the CliffsNotes explanation of the difference between them all? There’s a 6-Day, 8-Day, 9-Day, 10-Day, 13-Day, […]

  • Extreme Self-Care: Expedition Style

    by Aili Farquhar  As you toil against the steepness of the hill, the backpack hipbelt secured to your sled digs into your harness.  All the sweat accumulated and dried in your hair during your sunny journey across the lower glacier begins to itch as a fresh new layer accumulates under your sunscreen-rimmed hat.  After setting […]

  • Guide Trip Report: Denali Traverse

    by Sam Hennessey Climbing in the Alaska Range in late spring sometimes feels like stepping into another world. The endless daylight, and the sheer contrast of Denali towering over the rest of the state gives it an atmosphere like no other. For the last decade, Michael Gardner and I have stared down from the upper […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International