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Team at Karanga camp

Hello everyone this is lakpa checking in from Karanga camp. This morning we hike from barranco camp. Climbing up the famous barranco wall and Travis to Karanga camp 13,300ft where we got at none. After lunch we had whole afternoon … Continue reading

Heading up for summit attempt

Hello Everyone, The weather is looking pretty good several days out so we will be heading up to Camp 1 tomorrow after breakfast. If all goes well, and the weather continues to look good we will continue to all of … Continue reading

Team at barranco camp

 Hello everyone this is lakpa checking in from barranco camp. Today is day 3 of ours hike. We start our hike this morning from Shira camp up to lava tower 14,800ft gained 2,300ft. This was new hight records from … Continue reading

Team at Shira camp

  Hello everyone this is lakpa checking in with Kilimanjaro climb from Shira camp 12,500ft. We started our hike from Macheme camp this morning along pretty step ridge with gorgeous view of Kilimanjaro, mount mearu in distant sticking above … Continue reading

Clear skies at BC!!

Hello Everyone, We woke to the first clear blue skies at Manaslu Basecamp this morning with incredible views all around. Not sure how long it will last but we are enjoying the views while we have them! For now we … Continue reading

Team ready for hiking

Hello everyone my last trip team members arrived Arusha yesterday. Had orientation and gears checked this morning, team went sightseeing around Arusha town in the afternoon and had welcome dinner in nice restaurant. Everyone is excited and ready for hiking … Continue reading

Back to Basecamp

Hello Everyone, We have arrived back down to Basecamp and have completed our second rotation. We spent 3 nights on the mountain, one at Camp 1, and two at Camp 2. We also climbed to Camp 3 getting to a … Continue reading

Team back in Arusha

Hello everyone this is Team Lakpa’s three amigos checking in from Arusha.sorry that I was not able to check in last two days but we summited yesterday morning at 6:30am it took us six hours from high camp(Kosovo) to summit … Continue reading

Puja day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Today we had our Puja ceremony, asking for a safe climb and safe return. It’s a traditional and fun ceremony with our entire team. We had a little bit of rain but for the most part the weather … Continue reading

Puja day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Today we had our Puja ceremony, asking for a safe climb and safe return. It’s a traditional and fun ceremony with our entire team. We had a little bit of rain but for the most part the weather … Continue reading

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  • Guide Skills: Mentorship in Guiding

    By Trevor Husted  As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the importance of mentorship in guiding and where to find it.  Look into the origins of the word mentor and you will find links to Greek Mythology, more specifically Homer’s poem “The Odyssey.” In this epic, Odysseus goes off […]

  • Find your people. Find your community.

    by Liane Lau Arriving to the Alpine Ascents Seattle Office at 0630 for gear check – made me question my life choices. To be an effective mountaineer, you should be a combination of a marathon runner, a weight-lifter, and a climber. I am none of those things. I don’t even particularly like those things. The […]

  • Plants of Washington and their Native Roots

    By Kate Keith-Simms Plants provide invaluable insight not only to the spaces they inhabit, but also to those who live upon the land. Since time immemorial, Native American communities have foraged, hunted, and thrived on the resources the land offers. This is a short pick of a few plants of Washington used by specific Native […]

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