Tag: Mount Vinson

Vinson: Team V5 back in Punta Arenas

Hello friends and family, this is Jangbu and Ari reporting for Alpine Ascents Vinson V5 team. The team made it back to civilization at Punta Arenas this morning. We had an early morning flight from Union Glacier Camp to Punta … Continue reading

Vinson: Team V5 Prepares to Fly Back to Punta Arenas


Vinson: Team V5 Descends All the Way to Union Glacier


Vinson: Team V5 Returns to Camp After Summit Success


Vinson: Team V5 Makes it to the Summit!


Vinson: Team V5 Rests Up in Preparation for a Summit Attempt


Vinson: Team V5 Waits Out the Weather


Vinson: Team V5 Takes a Rest Day


Vinson: Team V5 Makes a Summit Attempt and Prepares to Try Again


Vinson: Team V5 Makes it Up to High Camp



  • 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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