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Elbrus 2018 Team Ritz Cuts Loose in St. Petersburg

Friends, family and loved ones, At five a.m. we were devouring breakfast. Thirty minutes later we were flying down the road to the booming city of Mineral Vody. Our flight from there to St. Pete only took us 3 hours … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Celebrates

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We made the most of our last day in the beautiful Baksan Valley. This morning, we hiked for several hours up to a dramatic, rushing waterfall. As climbed up through the lush forest, we stopped … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Ritz on Top!

Priviet friends family and loved ones! What a fabulous day to stand on top of Europe! All our best, “Puttin on the Ritz”, Carole and Vern Tejas

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Descends to Terskol

Comrades, Family & Loved Ones, We all went to sleep by 8 pm last night after our summit and, after a good 10 hours in the sack, we rose early, packed our duffles and descended to our hotel in Terskol. … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz 100% Summit Success!

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Reviews Skills


Elbrus 2018 Team Ritz Climbs

Comrades, family and loved ones, Up with the sun, down with breakfast and we headed out on the trail. Plentiful sunshine and mountain view’s made for great trucking up the snow slopes of Elbrus. Pressure breathing and rest stepping were … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on The Ritz at 12,500′

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Climbs Cheget Ridge

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Another great acclimatization hike today. Down the road from our hotel, at the bottom of a small cirque, is the resort village of Cheget. We walked down to the village and then climbed just over … Continue reading

Elbrus 2018 Team Puttin’ on the Ritz Acclimatizes

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, So great to wake up this morning and see the beautiful pine forests of the Baksan Valley outside of our hotel room window. Now that we’re out of the big city and based at the … Continue reading


  • Guide Spotlight: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

  • What should I bring on Mount Rainier?

    We are often asked what gear is necessary to climb Mount Rainier. If you’re curious to know what we use, check out this video, in which our Operations Manager Matt Miller talks through our entire gear list. Climb on!

  • 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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