Vinson Team 1 Hangs Out in Punta Arenas

Hola friends, family and loved ones,

High winds in Antarctica have delayed our departure. So to best use our time, we worked on our rope skills. Top of the Bottom team members have been practicing so we were able to review many knots. We even got into some furniture bondage.
We moved outdoors in the afternoon for some simulated crevasse rescue practice.
Everyone got a chance to extricate them dog from the fake crevasse. Fun was had by all!
Hanging out in South America!

All our best,

Ben Jones and Vern Tejas


  • Strength Training for Mountaineering: What does your physiology have to do with it?

    by Lyra Pierotti, CSCS and Alpine Ascents Senior Guide Climbing big mountains requires incredible endurance. You don’t necessarily have to move fast, but you have to keep moving for hours, days–sometimes even weeks. Training to have an excellent aerobic base is critical, not just for that continued movement ability, but also for your body’s ability […]

  • How to Downsize Your Pack

    by Lyra Pierotti, Alpine Ascents Senior Guide Outdoor equipment has certainly evolved from the days of external frame backpacks and wool knickers, but the goal is the same: Minimize the stuff you’re carrying and you can go further, higher, climb harder, ski more fluidly, enjoy the movement—so long as you have everything you need. As […]

  • Revealed: Alpine Ascents New Guide Training

    by Kate Keith-Simms After building up your climbing resume, assembling the required certifications, and submitting your application materials to the Alpine Ascents Guide Manager, you finally receive that long awaited email… Congratulations! After making a very favorable impression during the interview process in addition to excellent references and an impressive climbing resume, we are happy […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2022 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International