Tag: Matterhorn

Private Matterhorn Trip Success!

Hello from the Hornli hutte on the side of the Matterhorn at 3260m Today one of our private trips summit the Matterhorn. Congratulations to Whitney T. on her string effort to reach the summit. She is our fourth climber to … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2018 Season Update

Greetings from Zermatt! So far we have a had a good start to the summer season on the Matterhorn. Our first group trip summited last week with 100% success. A few days ago one of our private climbers also reached … Continue reading

KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

webbing, anchor, 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 […]

Matterhorn 2017 – Another Summit Today!

Hello from Zermatt, Switzerland today! Today is Aug 29th and we just finished another successful summit climb on the Matterhorn. Longtime Alpine Ascents guide Tim Connelly reached the summit of the Matterhorn with Donny M. They had great climbing conditions … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2017 Team #2 Summits Weissmess

Hello from the Saas Almageller Hutte. The team over the past 3 days has had a successful start to the trip. Yesterday the team climbed the Dri Hornli and worked on technical rock skills at around 3000m This morning the … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2017 Team #1 Warms Up on Route

Hello from the Hornli Hutte! Last night the Matterhorn got cover in snow and ice not allowing us to make a summit attempt this morning. The team slept in and enjoyed coffee and breakfast. Around 11am most of the snow … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2017 Team #1 in Position

Hello from the Hornli Hutte at 3285m. Last night our team had a wonderful dinner in Zermatt and enjoyed a hot shower at the hotel. Last night in Zermatt there was a local festival with live music and wonderful desserts … Continue reading

Matterhorn 2017 Team #1 Update

Hello from the Saas Almageller hut at 2900m. The past two days we have had some great climbing. Our team has done wonderful with hitting multiple summits. Yesterday the team walked up to the Saas Almageller hut and then climbed … Continue reading

Matterhorn Trip #1

Hello from Zermatt, Switzerland. Today was the first day of our Matterhorn expedition. The team all met this morning over breakfast and coffee. By mid day the team was up at over 8,000ft working on our technical rock climbing and … Continue reading

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    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

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    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

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    What to Expect: Denali Expeditions

    In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]

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