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Trekking 2017 Newsletter

torres

Trekking to see the high-altitude caves of Mustang, hiking in Torres del Paine in Patagonia, climbing Kilimanjaro, or exploring the remotest reaches of Bhutan? Too many choices! Click below to check it out!  

Nepal 2017-2018 Newsletter

temple

In this newsletter, read some perspectives on Nepal with our Everest Base Camp trek, Island Peak climb, and Mera Peak climb. Click below to check it out!  

Spring 2017 Newsletter

lhotse face

In this newsletter, we highlight Mont Blanc, Mount Baker, and our Everest expedition (including details about the trek to Everest Base Camp!). Click below to check it out!  

Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter

Monglia

In this newsletter, consider the Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro, the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, and a one-of-a-kind cultural experience in Mongolia. Click below to check it out!  

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Kili front

In this newsletter, we explore Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Vinson, a little about the Alpine Ascents Foundation, and discuss the launch of several women’s climbs & courses. Click below to check it out!  

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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