Tag: Alps

Private Matterhorn Trip Success!

Hello from the Hornli hutte on the side of the Matterhorn at 3260m Today one of our private trips summit the Matterhorn. Congratulations to Whitney T. on her string effort to reach the summit. She is our fourth climber to … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2018 Season Update

Greetings from Zermatt! So far we have a had a good start to the summer season on the Matterhorn. Our first group trip summited last week with 100% success. A few days ago one of our private climbers also reached … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2017 – Another Summit Today!

Hello from Zermatt, Switzerland today! Today is Aug 29th and we just finished another successful summit climb on the Matterhorn. Longtime Alpine Ascents guide Tim Connelly reached the summit of the Matterhorn with Donny M. They had great climbing conditions … Continue reading

Mont Blanc Team Summits

Hello from Chamonix, France. Sorry for the delay but our Mont Blanc team summited on on Aug 26th. 3 climbers and 2 guides reached the summit of the highest point in Western Europe. The team had a wonderful day climbing … Continue reading

Mont Blanc August 19-28, 2017

The AAI guides are in Chamonix and excited for our upcoming attempt on Mount Blanc!
Joe Stock | IFMGA Mountain Guide | Anchorage, Alaska
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Matterhorn 2017 Team #2 Summits Weissmess

Hello from the Saas Almageller Hutte. The team over the past 3 days has had a successful start to the trip. Yesterday the team climbed the Dri Hornli and worked on technical rock skills at around 3000m This morning the … Continue reading

AAI Alps Guides Looking Sharp in New Uniforms!

Matterhorn 2017 Team #1 Warms Up on Route

Hello from the Hornli Hutte! Last night the Matterhorn got cover in snow and ice not allowing us to make a summit attempt this morning. The team slept in and enjoyed coffee and breakfast. Around 11am most of the snow … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2017 Team #1 in Position

Hello from the Hornli Hutte at 3285m. Last night our team had a wonderful dinner in Zermatt and enjoyed a hot shower at the hotel. Last night in Zermatt there was a local festival with live music and wonderful desserts … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2017 Team #1 Update

Hello from the Saas Almageller hut at 2900m. The past two days we have had some great climbing. Our team has done wonderful with hitting multiple summits. Yesterday the team walked up to the Saas Almageller hut and then climbed … Continue reading

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Denali: A Photo Essay

    by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

  • Top-10 Gear Misconceptions

    Misconceptions about climbing gear can leave you wandering in the woods. In this article, we’ll look at the top-10 most common gear-related misconceptions for those newer to mountaineering, and offer some quick comments in answer. This piece was originally published in 2017, but it’s proved so helpful that we pulled it from the archives and […]

  • Improving Body Composition for Mountaineering

    by Maria Faires, RD Strength-to-weight ratio is an important key performance indicator for the mountain climbing athlete. Have you ever tried to hike up a steep trail with a heavy backpack?  The more you carry, the harder the effort. Weight matters.   A mountaineer’s performance will be enhanced by being as close to their ideal body […]

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