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Team Buff goes to Tengboche!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! The early bird get the best views in the Khumbu. The rising sun back lit Ama Dablam in the gateway so nicely I could not resist taking a photograph to share with U Once again the weather cooperated so cameras were at the ready all day long, frequently looking […]

Team Buff Descends the Khumbu !

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! We’re looking forward to seeing the valley and of course more oxygen. So down we went enjoying the fine weather. Every step of the way we gain strength. Sunshine and thicker air were like magic. As we rounded the bend, the village of Dingboche (our goal) came into view […]

The Buffs visit Everest Base Camp

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! We climbed up along the Khumbu glacier moraine for a few miles until we actually drop down onto the medial moraine. We were able to catch glimpses of Everest several spots along our circuitous route. And at last the moment we’d been waiting for, we entered the Base Camp […]

Team Buff climbs Kalapatar

Namaste friends, family and loved ones Knowing how it tends to get cloudy in the afternoon, we got up an hour early to assure that we would get a great view of Everest today. And to optimize our chances we climbed a nearby mountain called Kalapatar which is 18,365 feet tall. Our efforts were well […]

Big jump to Lobuche for the Buffs

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We really gained some altitude today, roughly 2,300 feet. And though that is stressful on the body, the weather was spectacular so the climb went by quickly. Trekking by such peaks Tabuche, Cholatse and Lobuche is a spiritual experience. We took a little side trip after we got to […]

Above Pheriche

Setting the pace with snappy tune

Climbing out of the tree line

Bhutan Trek 2019 – Punaka and Thimphu

Hello Everyone, We have had a great time the last couple of days here in Bhutan! Once we left the trail we drove into Punaka for a tour of the huge Fortress surrounded by the Male and Female Rivers. After … Continue reading

Team Buff chugs into Tengboche

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Early departure from Khumjung assured us an early arrival at the famous Tengboche Monastery with its ornate architecture. Check out the colorful main gate details ! We performed a circumambulation (known as a Kora) of the Gompa before entering. For all our efforts of the day we visited another […]

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  • Puffy

    Down Fill-Weight vs. Down Fill-Power: Why the Latter Doesn’t Matter

    How exactly can you shop for a down jacket…and be confident it’s going to be warm enough? Here, we break down one aspect of down jacket selection. Alternatively, check out the insulation we offer for men and women, and email us with your questions. How much down is in this jacket? The key question to […]

  • Boots for Mount Rainier: Singles or Doubles?

    Easily the most common question we are asked is, “What kind of boots will I wear on my Rainier climb?” Here, we break down how we decide. Two Boot Types We use two main types of boots in Washington’s Cascades Range, which includes Mount Rainier and Mount Baker among other peaks: double boots and single […]

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    The Notebook: When Should I Climb Rainier?

    Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]

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