Tag: Mount Vinson

Vinson 2019 – First Team still Hanging Tight at Union Glacier


Vinson 2019 – First Team Waiting Patiently for Weather to Fly Out of Union Glacier


Vinson 2019 – First Team Wraps up an Excellent Expedition!


Vinson 2019 First Team Reaches the Top of Antarctica!


Vinson 2019 First Team Prepares for Summit Bid Tomorrow


Vinson 2019 First Team Climbs up to High Camp in Perfect Weather


Vinson 2019 First Team takes Rest Day at Low Camp


Vinson 2019 First Team Up to Low Camp at 9,000′


Vinson 2019 First Team Flies from Union Glacier to Vinson Basecamp


Vinson Team Shackleton’s Revenge Signing Off!



  • Insulated Pants and Why You (Might) Need Them

    Guide Brooke Warren in prime insulated pant conditions on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo by Patrick Chu. Insulated Pants can seem like a burden (will my legs really be that cold??), but they can be a critical piece of clothing in mountaineering, and can make a cold night at camp much more pleasant.  Why […]

  • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

    If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

  • rack of carabiners

    A guide to Carabiners

    By Mike Hawkins There are a wide variety of carabiners available on the market, and each type has its pros and cons. Some carabiners are built for very specific uses, while others are geared toward general use. For both safety and efficiency, it is worthwhile to understand the subtle differences in order to choose the […]

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