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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

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • 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.  

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