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Rest days at Camp 1

Hello Everyone, After a restful rest day yesterday here at Camp 1 our plan was to move to Camp 2 today but there was a collapse in the icefall early in the morning that prevented our Sherpa from coming up to Camp 1 so we decided to change plans and have another rest day here … Continue reading “Rest days at Camp 1”

Everest 2018 – Basecamp to Camp 1

Hello Everyone, We left Basecamp at 3:15am for our first rotation and first night at camp 1. Everyone did a great job getting up here today with what is a tough climb the first time through the icefall. We had a couple different groups with guides arriving between 6-8 hours which is pretty normal on … Continue reading “Basecamp to Camp 1”

Patagonia Trek test

Test post Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Team Ice Scream Acclimatizes at Mulas

Hola Friends, Family & Loved Ones, A Tejas Rest Day it was. This morning after breakfast we went on a short ramble around basecamp. In addition to a number of other expeditions, there were tents advertising an art gallery, craft … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Space Gaucho Photos

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Mexico Volcanoes Team 3 Assembles

Welcome dinner in Mexico City

Angel Statue

Museum of Anthropology with Arnold

Team Tejas Anejos (formally Team Talley)

Hi All, Our last team member arrived this afternoon in good spirits. After an afternoon gear check we headed over to a local restaurant to sample the Argentinian beef and Malbec. Everyone is excited to start our journey for Penitentes … Continue reading

Vinson Team 2 (Awesome Cobras) Review Skills & Prepare

Team Amigos Transpirados Carries to Camp 2, Enjoys the Sunshine

Team Asante Claus: Climbs to Barranco Camp 12,900′

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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