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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, […]



      Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips […]

  • Windshells 101

    Imagine climbing 5,000 vertical feet in a day during mid-summer covered in bubble wrap. Sounds hot and sweaty, right? That is essentially what it’s like trying to hike in a waterproof shell – loads of condensation and excessive heat retention. Thus, the need for a truly breathable active layer. Wind resistant, water resistant, and breathable, […]

  • The Notebook: Baker or Rainier?

    Welcome to The Notebook, where we will have guest writers presenting special features based on their fields of expertise, covering topics from mountaineering to adventure travel and everything in between. By Peter Potterfield As the author of Selected Climbs in the Cascades, both volumes 1 and 2, I get emails daily from adventurers coming to […]

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