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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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  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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