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Mongolia Team is back in Ulaanbaatar, wrapping up trip

Hello Everyone, Yesterday morning we left Olgii on a 3 hour flight back to UB. We arrived in the afternoon, checked into our hotel downtown and then had our celebratory dinner last night at my favorite restaurant “Silk Road”. Today is the final day of the trip and most of Team Airdrop will be heading […]

Mongolia Team’s Eagle Hunter visit

Hello Everyone, Today after breakfast and another visit this morning with our local family friends we headed on down the road to the village of Sagsai where we visited an accomplished horseman and eagle hunter. This is one of the highlights of this unique trip. Not only do we get to hike and climb but […]

Mongolia Team Airdrop back to Olgii….

Hello Everyone, It’s been a fun couple of days here in Mongolia. After our success on the highest peak in Mongolia we packed up Basecamp and rode horses out of the beautiful Altai mountains. At the National Park gate we had lunch received our gear from the hardworking camels and headed down the dusty road […]

Mongolia Team is back down at Base Camp after summiting

Mongolia Team Reaches the Summit of Mount Khuiten with 100% Success!

Mongolia Team is up at High Camp on Mount Khuiten

Mongolia Team enjoyed a skills review day

Mongolia Climbers Summit Malchin Peak

Mongolia Climbers reach Base Camp

Mongolia climbers’ flight delayed in Ulaanbaatar

Hello Everyone, We started out the day with a delayed flight that continued to get delayed and then eventually cancelled until tomorrow morning:-). We are all doing well and back in a nice Hotel and back on schedule for a flight to Olgii early tomorrow morning. I’ll let you know how it goes but hopefully […]

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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