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Team Tours Town

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, A busy day for the Team, as we hit the highlights of Moscow. It’s truly one of the great cities of the world— and Carole’s favorite. The city comes alive in the summer. We toured … Continue reading

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8 Day Cascades Intermediate Launches 🚀

Yo yo- G$ here checking in from the North Cascades Scenic Highway. Imma keep this short so I can get back to some stellar sunset views. We met in Seattle this morning and conducted a super quick gear check – one of the advantages of having everything dialed. From there we drove north to Mt. […]

July 21 Baker Climb: Day One

Hello everyone! After an uneventful hike through alpine meadows with stupendous views of Mount Shuksan and the North Cascades, we have set up camp at 6,000 feet at the base of the Squak Glacier. The weather is great and we’re in high spirits, soon to enjoy a hearty dinner of Super Ramen – what a […]

July 20 Elbrus Expedition Begins

Friends, Family & Loved Ones, Welcome to our coverage of the Alpine Ascents July 20 Elbrus Expedition! We met as a team in Moscow for the first time this afternoon. Everybody is more or less jet lagged, but we’re not … Continue reading


  • 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 […]

  • What should I bring on Mount Rainier?

    We are often asked what gear is necessary to climb Mount Rainier. If you’re curious to know what we use, check out this video, in which our Operations Manager Matt Miller talks through our entire gear list. Climb on!

  • 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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