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Aconcagua – Team Rojas checks in


Aconcagua – Dec 21st Vacas Valley Expedition

Hello from Penitentes! Yesterday we completed a thorough gear check and orientation and enjoyed dinner in Mendoza. Today we are in Penitentes, still fresh and clean, but looking forward to beginning our trek and getting a bit dusty tomorrow. Stay … Continue reading

Aconcagua – Team Angry Tomatoes takes rest day


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Vacas Valley 12/14 Expedition in Basecamp and now named Angry Tomatoes

Hey everyone, Stephen here in Plaza Argentina. We finished our trek to basecamp without any issues yesterday and have been here in Plaza Argentina resting for today. The goal is to recover a bit before our first carry on the … Continue reading

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Vinson Team Waiting to Fly

Hello Everyone, We’re all doing fine here at the bottom of South America— still waiting to fly onto the Ice. In the meantime, we’ve been busy: we’ve seen Magellanic penguins and King penguins, we’ve taken day trips to Torres del … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team 2 Gets Started!

Hi everyone,
We are all propped and off to the mountain!
Stay tuned for more as we ascend Africa’s highest peak.
Eric, Mandy, Dylan and James

Eric Murphy

Aconcagua 2019 – Dec 14 Team in Penitentes

Hi friends and family, Stephen here again. We’re working on a team name and should have something more distinctive in the next few days. Today we made it to the Hotel Ayelen in Penitentes and prepared our gear and food … Continue reading

Kilimanjaro Winter 2019-20 Season is Here!

Hi everyone! Our small crew of Stewart, Carolyn and John has arrived, prepped and we are off to Kilimanjaro! It has been raining a lot here, more than usual for the short rainy season so we are ready with our … Continue reading

Mount Kilimanjaro BLOG

  • Kilimanjaro COVID-19 Hunger Relief Update

    by Eric Murphy  Our ongoing and very successful ($37,000 +) Kilimanjaro Covid-19 Hunger Relief Fundraiser has just completed the 2nd food distributions for all 310 crew and staff. Members from our Tanzanian partner company Big Expeditions handled all aspects of whole purchase and transport of over 12,000 lbs of rice, corn and sugar. Arusha crew […]

  • Kilimanjaro: A Tribute to our Tanzanian Crew

    by Paul Koubek  As one of the western guides fortunate to work with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro Program, when I was asked to write a blog post about any topic I wanted, the first thing that came to mind for me about my experience on Kilimanjaro was: the people! Every Alpine Ascents climb of Kilimanjaro […]

  • Hunger Relief Fundraiser Raises Over $30K for Kilimanjaro Crew

    We have not been able to operate Kilimanjaro expeditions since February 2020, and during that time our friends over in Tanzania have not been far from our mind. COVID-19 has decimated the Kilimanjaro tourism industry and the income that the local people rely on to house and feed their families. In a typical year, travel […]

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