Tag: Mount Vinson

Vinson: Team V5 Takes a Rest Day


Vinson: Team V5 Makes it All the Way to Low Camp


Vinson: Team V4 On Their Way to Punta Arenas!


Vinson: Team V4 Waiting to Leave Base Camp


Vinson: Weather Updates for Team V4


Vinson: Team V4 Waits Out the Snow


Vinson: Team V4 Has a Relaxing Day at Base Camp


Vinson: Team V4 Waiting Out the Weather at Base Camp


Vinson: Team V4 Back in Base Camp


Vinson: Team V4 Returns to High Camp



  • Strength Training for Mountaineering: What does your physiology have to do with it?

    by Lyra Pierotti, CSCS and Alpine Ascents Senior Guide Climbing big mountains requires incredible endurance. You don’t necessarily have to move fast, but you have to keep moving for hours, days–sometimes even weeks. Training to have an excellent aerobic base is critical, not just for that continued movement ability, but also for your body’s ability […]

  • How to Downsize Your Pack

    by Lyra Pierotti, Alpine Ascents Senior Guide Outdoor equipment has certainly evolved from the days of external frame backpacks and wool knickers, but the goal is the same: Minimize the stuff you’re carrying and you can go further, higher, climb harder, ski more fluidly, enjoy the movement—so long as you have everything you need. As […]

  • Revealed: Alpine Ascents New Guide Training

    by Kate Keith-Simms After building up your climbing resume, assembling the required certifications, and submitting your application materials to the Alpine Ascents Guide Manager, you finally receive that long awaited email… Congratulations! After making a very favorable impression during the interview process in addition to excellent references and an impressive climbing resume, we are happy […]

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