Tag: Mount Everest

Everest 2018 – Summit List

Huge congratulations to our climbers as they make their way back home from this successful expedition. Alpine Ascents would like to recognize each team member who summited. Everest Summit: Ben Jones Eric Murphy Jangbu Sherpa Ian Swift Jose L Fernandez Luke Timmerman Jason Patry Slav Tokarev Milka Raulin Geneva Keaton Brian Cheripko Fur Kancha sherpa […]

Everest Basecamp Trek – Whirlybirds Relax at Camp


Everest Basecamp Trek – The Khumbu Khrü Klimbs to Namche Bazar

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, The fierce thunderstorm late last night cleared out the clouds and we woke up to blue skies and a beautiful day. Such a pleasure to be trekking through the Khumbu in the springtime as the trees are in bloom and the greenery is approaching its peak. After crossing a […]

Everest Basecamp Trek Whirlybirds Trek to Tengboche

Namaste everyone, We had a great day trekking to Tengboche, about 5 hours of walking. It was a beautiful day with a little fresh snow this morning making the air even more fresh. We enjoyed amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Kantega. We were able to visit the Tengboche Monastery this afternoon […]

Everest Base Camp Team 1 has a Team Name!

Hey folks we have a team name. With our recent helicopter time…… We are the Whirlybirds ! Eric and the team

2017 Everest Preparations Underway!

Our guiding team this year consists of Ben Jones, Lakpa Rita Sherpa, Eric Murphy, and Jangbu Sherpa. They are getting ready to fly to Kathmandu in the coming days. A quick shot of our annual load of initial supplies we ship to Base Camp, from our Seattle office. Our climbing team arrives in Nepal on […]


  • Guide Skills: Mentorship in Guiding

    By Trevor Husted  As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the importance of mentorship in guiding and where to find it.  Look into the origins of the word mentor and you will find links to Greek Mythology, more specifically Homer’s poem “The Odyssey.” In this epic, Odysseus goes off […]

  • Find your people. Find your community.

    by Liane Lau Arriving to the Alpine Ascents Seattle Office at 0630 for gear check – made me question my life choices. To be an effective mountaineer, you should be a combination of a marathon runner, a weight-lifter, and a climber. I am none of those things. I don’t even particularly like those things. The […]

  • Plants of Washington and their Native Roots

    By Kate Keith-Simms Plants provide invaluable insight not only to the spaces they inhabit, but also to those who live upon the land. Since time immemorial, Native American communities have foraged, hunted, and thrived on the resources the land offers. This is a short pick of a few plants of Washington used by specific Native […]

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