Tag: Dispatches

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TAPS descends Kilimanjaro

Jambo friends, family and loved ones, A fantastic summit day and a long descent left us tired yet satisfied. We had great weather and a great team. We took one last pic of the team and mountain🏔 and trekked to … Continue reading

TAPS Kilimanjaro climb begins!

Jambo Friends, family and loved ones! All team members have arrived in Arusha, Tanzania. We introduced ourselves to our new teammates and learned valuable information about our expedition to the top of Africa. Then it was time to check and … Continue reading

Team Kili Kobe’s back to Arusha after successful summit!

Hello Everyone, We are now back in Arusha enjoying the comforts of running water and beds! The team made great time today hiking from Millennium camp (12,500ft) all the way to Mweka gate at around 6,000ft. We had a great … Continue reading

Aconcagua team Mulasses reaches summit !


Kilimanjaro team reaches Shira Camp in great weather


Aconcagua Muleasses takes rest day at High Camp



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    Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]

  • Hardshells: Waterproof Pants & Jackets

    Why do we use full-zip hardshell pants for alpine climbing? What exactly are hardshells, anyway? What features are important in hardshell jackets or pants? Why is it important not to bring half or quarter-zip hardshell pants into the high mountains? Here we answer some common questions with a few anecdotes and a few unavoidable facts. […]

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part 2: Breakdown

    Welcome to Part 2 of our Food Planning for Mountaineering blog series. This post will breakdown the mysteries of building a proper meal plan for backcountry travel. Whether you are headed out on an overnight trip or a week-long expedition, you should be able to pick up some helpful tips and meal ideas as we […]

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