Tag: Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes Final Shout Outs


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes Enjoying More Oxygen in Arusha


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes Descend from Crater Rim!


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes Summit the Roof of Africa!


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes Ready for Summit Tomorrow!


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes Climb High, Sleep Low


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes Shout-Outs from Lava Tower Camp


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Smoking Ash Holes trek to Moir Camp


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Lemosho names themselves Team “Smoking Ash Holes”


Kilimanjaro 2019 – Team Lemosho Starts up the Mountain



  • Puffy

    Down Fill-Weight vs. Down Fill-Power: Why the Latter Doesn’t Matter

    How exactly can you shop for a down jacket…and be confident it’s going to be warm enough? Here, we break down one aspect of down jacket selection. Alternatively, check out the insulation we offer for men and women, and email us with your questions. How much down is in this jacket? The key question to […]

  • Boots for Mount Rainier: Singles or Doubles?

    Easily the most common question we are asked is, “What kind of boots will I wear on my Rainier climb?” Here, we break down how we decide. Two Boot Types We use two main types of boots in Washington’s Cascades Range, which includes Mount Rainier and Mount Baker among other peaks: double boots and single […]

  • Bigr

    The Notebook: When Should I Climb Rainier?

    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 […]

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