Tag: Alps

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

Mont Blanc Team #4 at Gran Paradiso

Hello from the Chabod Hutte at 9,000ft Today our team traveled over to the Italian Alps. We entered the Gran Paradiso National Park and made our way to the Chabod Hutte We are getting ready to sit down for dinner … Continue reading

Mont Blanc Team #4 starting today!

Hello from Chamonix, France! Today is July 6th and we are just starting our 4th Mont Blanc trip of the season. The team all arrived safely in Chamonix with all there luggage and equipment. After getting to know each other … Continue reading

Mont Blanc Team #3 Summits!

Happy 4th of July from the Tete Rousse hut on Mont Blanc. We had a very successful day yesterday on the Mont Blanc. Our team of 4 climbers today summited Mont Blanc. In addition we had another private trip today with 1 climber who summited. In total we had 5 climbers and 3 guides reach […]

Mont Blanc Team #3 is ready to attempt the summit

Hello from Chamonix, France! Today is July 3rd, 2017. Our Mont Blanc team #3 just finished 3 days of acclimating and is back in town. Last night we enjoyed a wonderful meal along with hot showers and a clean pair … Continue reading

Photo from the summit of Mont Blanc this morning!

Our first Mont Blanc trip reached the summit today. Here is a panoramic of the summit. Photo credit: Dylan Taylor

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Strength Training for Mountaineering: What does your physiology have to do with it?

    by Lyra Pierotti, CSCS and Alpine Ascents Senior Guide Climbing big mountains requires incredible endurance. You don’t necessarily have to move fast, but you have to keep moving for hours, days–sometimes even weeks. Training to have an excellent aerobic base is critical, not just for that continued movement ability, but also for your body’s ability […]

  • How to Downsize Your Pack

    by Lyra Pierotti, Alpine Ascents Senior Guide Outdoor equipment has certainly evolved from the days of external frame backpacks and wool knickers, but the goal is the same: Minimize the stuff you’re carrying and you can go further, higher, climb harder, ski more fluidly, enjoy the movement—so long as you have everything you need. As […]

  • Revealed: Alpine Ascents New Guide Training

    by Kate Keith-Simms After building up your climbing resume, assembling the required certifications, and submitting your application materials to the Alpine Ascents Guide Manager, you finally receive that long awaited email… Congratulations! After making a very favorable impression during the interview process in addition to excellent references and an impressive climbing resume, we are happy […]

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