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Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: Team Summits Chimborazo

Hola from Chimborazo! Yesterday our ‘Accreted Expedition’ team summited Chimborazo. We departed camp just after 12:30pm and worked out way up the Stubel glacier. Cold conditions and frozen snow allowed the team to move quickly up the mountain. The team … Continue reading

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: No Cayambe summit due to weather

Hola from Cayambe! Today is Friday and we are back in town. The team spent the last 2 nights 3 days up at the Cayambe hut 15,250ft. We tried to make a summit attempt but do to some unlucky weather … Continue reading

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: in Cayambe

Hola from the town of Cayambe! Today the team left the Illiniza area and moved north to start making there ascent up Cayambe. We had a wonderful lunch at Cafe la Vaca. We also crossed the equator today. In the … Continue reading

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: How is it “Accelerated”?

Hola from Ecuador. First off sorry for the delay in posting our first cybercast. We have been out climbing to many mountains and enjoying the beautiful countryside of Ecuador. This country is a very special place and not to be … Continue reading

Accelerated Ecuador Volcano Expedition: Illiniza (5248m) Success!

AAI Lead Guide and Alps Director, Jonathon Spitzer just checked in from the Accelerated Ecuador Expedition today.   The team had a very successful third day of the trip, with all 4 climbers summitting Illiniza (5248m).   The climbers felt great on the climb, not 1 headache in the group.   On a normal intinerary, […]

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  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

  • Guide Spotlight: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

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