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Team Peter Soaking Sun at Campo Canada

Team Horcones Pioneers Living the Good Mountain Life

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Aconcagua Team Talley (Normal Route) Arrives

Hi Everyone, Team Talley has arrived in full force here in Mendoza! We are awaiting our final member tomorrow afternoon before jumping right into our gear check and last night in Mendoza. Stay tuned for updates as we make our … Continue reading

Team Horcones Pioneers – Acclimatization Hike to Mt. Bonete

Team Peter (Normal Route) Checks In

Team Peter checking in at the end of our rest day at Plaza de Mulas. Everyone is feeling good—a lot better after a day of rest and hydrating. We are preparing for an acclimatization hike tomorrow to Mt Bonnette where … Continue reading

Normal Route Team 2 Taking Suggestions for Team Names

Hi all! Peter Moore here with Team 2 on the Normal Route. Since the team still hasn’t come up with a team name I’m going to call us team Peter from here on 🙂 We had an earlier night to … Continue reading

Team Horcones Pioneers Healthy & Happy on Rest Day

Team Horcones Pioneers – Happy New Years!

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Normal Route Team 2 at Confluencia

Team Horcones Pioneers Hike to Plaza Francia

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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