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7/29 6 Day Course Ice Climbing

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7/29 6 Day Course Snow School Skills

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7/29 6 Day Course Off to a Solid Start

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July 29 Emmons Climb: Day Two

After some snow school instruction following breakfast, we chugged our way up the Inter Glacier to Camp Schurman this afternoon. Wasn’t too hot which was perfect. Camp is now pitched and dinner on the boil. Planning on getting an early turn -in for a summit attempt tomorrow morning. The sky is thick with smoke from […]

7/25 10 Day Mountaineering Course

Hi folks this is Victor McNeil checking in with the 10 Day Course. We just spent the past 6 days on Mt Baker, covering crevasse Rescue, ice climbing, glacier travel, knots and a whole lot more. Yesterday the entire team summitted Mt Baker! We are heading back to Seattle and look forward to climbing Mt […]

8 Day Cascades Intermediate Finishes

Yo peeps- Checking in one last time to wrap things up. We had a solid couple of days around Wa Pass & Mazama. Day 6, we went to a crag and worked on a lot of skills including lead belaying, multi-pitch climbing, top belays, 3:1 hauls in vertical terrain, and lowering with a belay device […]

8 Day Cascades Intermediate Returns from Boston Basin

Helloooo internet world, We had a stellar time up in Boston Basin and made it down safely. Day 4 we had two teams climbing the mega classic West Ridge of Forbidden and one team on Sharkfin Tower. Yesterday, day 5, we even got some ice climbing in on the Quien Sabe Glacier. After that, we […]

8 Day Cascades Intermediate Checks in from Boston Basin

Yo! Found some LTE here on the way back to camp and figured I’d get a quick update out! We hiked up to Boston Basin yesterday, setup camp, and worked on a few rope skills – roping up for glacier travel in 2-4 person teams, and mechanical advantage haul systems from 1:1 to 6:1. Then […]

7/4 10-Day Course: Summit Success!

AAI Lead Guide Kieran Sullivan just checked in from high camp on the Kautz. 100% of the remaining students on the course summitted Rainier via the Kautz early this morning. It was a great climb with fantastic weather. Nice!

7/8 6-Day Course: 100% Summit Success!

AAI Lead Guide Kristie Kayl checked in from their camp on the South Side of Mount Baker after a successful summit climb. 100% of students on the course made it to the summit!

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • 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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