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Matterhorn 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 #2 Team 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

Alps guides looking sharp in their new uniforms!

Matterhorn Team #1 warms up on the lower part of the 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

Matterhon 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 Trip #1 team 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

Matterhorn Trip #1

Hello from Zermatt, Switzerland. Today was the first day of our Matterhorn expedition. The team all met this morning over breakfast and coffee. By mid day the team was up at over 8,000ft working on our technical rock climbing and … Continue reading

Mont Blanc Team #4 Summits Gran Paradiso!

Hello from the Chabod Hutte inside Gran Paradiso national park. This morning our team departed the hut around 4:45am and made there way towards the summit. We reached the summit shortly after 9am. We had amazing weather and all members … Continue reading

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • 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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