Guide: India Treks

    Jetandra Singh Rana was born and raised in the verdant foothills of the Garhwal Himalaya.  After growing up in the shadow of Nanda Devi, the crowning glory of the Garhwal, it’s no surprise that he was drawn to adventure recreation after he completed school.   In the past twenty years, he’s guided numerous treks in India and Bhutan, notably the stunning Dagala Lakes Trek.   In additional to trekking, Jetandra is an avid paddler and has spent time exploring the Brahmputra, Subansiri, Tons and Zanskar rivers


    • The Ins and Outs of Going to the Bathroom and Feminine Hygiene in the Mountains

      Submission by Kristie Kayl. Going to the bathroom in the backcountry (no less on an open snow field) can feel intimidating, but with some strategy and practice there are effective ways to add privacy and make the process a breeze. The Request. The easiest way to ensure privacy is to simply ask the members of […]

    • Nutrition for Mountaineering Webinar with Alyssa Leib from UpHill Athlete

      Alpine Ascents International hosted Alyssa Leib, registered dietitian and resident nutrition expert at Uphill Athlete for an incredibly informative webinar on May 15th.  She covered the key fundamentals of performance nutrition, including what supplements to consider adding to your arsenal and what to skip, how to effectively fuel your training, considerations for nutrition at altitude, […]


      Happy Friday follow climbers! High pressure and fair weather dominated the PNW over the past week with temperatures in Seattle reaching 80 degrees. In the mountains warm temperatures, sunny skies, and calm winds allowed climbers all over the Cascades to take advantage of the nice weather. We had teams basking and rock climbing in the […]

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