Tag: Mongolia

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 […]

Mongolia 2017 off to a great start!

Hello Everyone, The team has all arrived here in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Yesterday, we had a full day of gear checking followed by a city tour to some very interesting sites including: Gandan Buddhist Monastery, The Bogd Khaan’s Palace Museum, Natural History Museum, and an amazing traditional Mongolian concert and performance of […]


  • Dear Alpine Ascents: Mountaineering Courses

    Hey Alpine, I’m resolved. 2022 is the year I learn the ropes (pun intended) of mountaineering. You have a lot of offerings on your site and I’m not sure which one is right for me. Can you give me the CliffsNotes explanation of the difference between them all? There’s a 6-Day, 8-Day, 9-Day, 10-Day, 13-Day, […]

  • Extreme Self-Care: Expedition Style

    by Aili Farquhar  As you toil against the steepness of the hill, the backpack hipbelt secured to your sled digs into your harness.  All the sweat accumulated and dried in your hair during your sunny journey across the lower glacier begins to itch as a fresh new layer accumulates under your sunscreen-rimmed hat.  After setting […]

  • Guide Trip Report: Denali Traverse

    by Sam Hennessey Climbing in the Alaska Range in late spring sometimes feels like stepping into another world. The endless daylight, and the sheer contrast of Denali towering over the rest of the state gives it an atmosphere like no other. For the last decade, Michael Gardner and I have stared down from the upper […]

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