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Cheese balls summit Kala Pattar!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones Big day for the Team. Not only did we trek across glacier moraines to Gorak Shep (16,942 ft.) we also gave the local mountain our best shot. We were treated to glorious bird of Everest and Nuptse. After a 3 hour push in high winds we top out to […]

Ama Dablam 2018 – trip starts!

Hello and greetings from Namche (3440m) in the heart of Nepal. Our Ama Dablam expedition is starting and looking strong! This year we have 6 climbers from around the world guided by world class mountain guide Lakpa Rita Sherpa and … Continue reading

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Peru Trek

Hello friends, Today we started our day touring a local market, where they sell everything from fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, nuts, bread, etc… After the market we drove to Ancasmarca, an old archeological site which offers a different form of … Continue reading

2018 Sacred Valley Peru Trek – To the Mountains

Hello all, Today we left Cusco behind and traveled into the mountains to a small village called Chinchero. We visited a beautiful textile center, where local women take raw alpaca wool and spin it into works of art. Chincero is … Continue reading

9/25 3-Day Muir Summits!

The team summits Rainier in sunny weather. We had a great climb up to Columbia Crest yesterday, although the winds were quite high on the summit, the weather was warm making it a memorable experience for all.
Cheers,
Seth

Mont Blanc #5 summits!

Congratulations to Joe Stock and team for there recent ascent on Mont Blanc. They reached the summit yesterday morning and are working there way back to town. We will have more pictures and updates shortly. Nice job! Jonathon Jonathon Spitzer … Continue reading

8/24 9-Day complete!

Here’s a photo of almost the entire 8/24 9-Day course standing on the summit of Mt Rainier this morning as we wrapped up a successful climb! Thanks for following our cybercast! Paul Koubek

inReach message from Paul Koubek

Weather looks good for tonight’s summit bid, and we are resting and getting ready. The team is well. Paul Koubek View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=14f78424-330d-4bab-89c3-18fc8afd4506&adr=joxo740yojo%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat 46.845231 Lon -121.734395 Do not reply directly to this message. This message was sent to you using […]

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  • 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.  

  • Guide Spotlight: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

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