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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

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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