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Feb 16 Kilimanjaro team: ready to go

The Alpone Ascents International Feb 16 Kilimanjaro team arrived Arusha with all but one bag on the 17th. That missing bag arrived last night. Orientation, Gear Check and Welcome Dinner are complete and we are just about to leave for … Continue reading

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Welcome dinner

Eric still looks like he is having some PTSD from the earthquake where he thought he was fainting due to lack of sleep during the gear check…. don’t be sending a Mariachi band my way anytime soon Eric

Greetings from Mexico City

Hi, this is Stuart checking in for the Alpine Ascents Mexico Volcanoes trip . Our last trip of four this season. I am pleased to report all of our climbers on the team consisting of the two Erics’, Ben, Scott, … Continue reading

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Aconcagua Team Space Gaucho Photos

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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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