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Summer 2018 Team On to Chimborazo

On Tuesday we set out on our summit attempt on Cotopaxi but, like on Cayambe, the strong winds forced us to turn around. This time we reached an altitude of 17,720 ft. Yesterday we travelled from the Cotopaxi National Park to Riobamba, where we spent the night at the the cozy Abraspungo Hostelry. Today we […]

Volcanoes of Ecuador Team Tres Decadas (Three Decades) Summited Chimborazo! Big congrats!

Volcanoes of Ecuador Team Tres Decadas (Three Decades) enjoyed some cultural exploration and a summit attempt on Antisana

Orange Ecuador Volcano Team: Trip Recap!

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

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

  • Guide Spotlight: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

  • What should I bring on Mount Rainier?

    We are often asked what gear is necessary to climb Mount Rainier. If you’re curious to know what we use, check out this video, in which our Operations Manager Matt Miller talks through our entire gear list. Climb on!

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