Tag: Seven Summits

Elbrus 2019 – Team Celebrates in the Valley

Greetings Comrades, We were treated to a short but heavy snowfall early this morning from our perch in the hut bunkrooms. Cool to see but boy were we glad that we decided to make our summit bid yesterday instead of … Continue reading

Elbrus 2019 – Summary of Team Summit!

Hello again, I’m writing this as half the team is having a post- summit nap (well deserved) and the other half is finishing a celebratory beer (also well deserved) in anticipation of having a post- summit nap. Yes, folks are … Continue reading

Elbrus 2019 – 100% on Top!

Greetings Comrades, Just a quick note to let you know that all of us are safely back at our hut after an outstanding climb. It was great to stand on the summit with every single team member. I’ll write more … Continue reading

Elbrus 2019 – Team Climbs to Pastakov Rocks

Greetings Comrades, I learned a new Russian proverb today: “Drive slow and you will go far”. This morning, we set out in pretty good weather conditions towards Pastakov Rocks, a terrain feature on Mount Elbrus that spans from 14,700 feet … Continue reading

Denali 2019 – Deep Purple Podcast: Descending!

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Everest 2019 Concludes in Kathmandu

Hello Everyone,
We all arrived safely back to Kathmandu after an excellent expedition to the Top of the World. Thanks for following along this season. Most meme era are now all heading home. Until next year…..
Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

Everest 2019 – Return to Basecamp!

Hello Everyone, We have successfully and safely made it down to Basecamp today! It feels great to be at the “low” altitude of 17,500ft. Once we arrived we had a late breakfast and then showers and naps. We are now just finishing up dinner and a cake that our Chef Gopal made for us. Tonight … Continue reading “Basecamp!”

Everest 2019 – Safe Descent to Camp 2

Hello Everyone,
We safely descended to Camp 2 today in great weather. We are tired but doing well and looking forward to our last descent through the Icefall to Basecamp early tomorrow morning. More photos coming soon!
Thanks for following along,
Ben J…

Everest 2019 Summit!!!

Hello Everyone,
Successfully stood on top if the World today as Lakpa Rita reported. We are safely back to the South Col and heading off to bed! More details tomorrow!
Ben Jones
Expedition e

Everest 2019 – South Col (Camp 4)

Hello Everyone, Today we had a tough but good climb to the South Col at almost 8,000m or 26,000ft. It’s the last camp and we plan on heading for the summit tonight at 12 midnight. You can follow along tonight as we head out because Lakpa Rita will be posting our progress from Basecamp as … Continue reading “South Col (Camp 4)”

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  • Insulated Pants and Why You (Might) Need Them

    Guide Brooke Warren in prime insulated pant conditions on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo by Patrick Chu. Insulated Pants can seem like a burden (will my legs really be that cold??), but they can be a critical piece of clothing in mountaineering, and can make a cold night at camp much more pleasant.  Why […]

  • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

    If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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    A guide to Carabiners

    By Mike Hawkins There are a wide variety of carabiners available on the market, and each type has its pros and cons. Some carabiners are built for very specific uses, while others are geared toward general use. For both safety and efficiency, it is worthwhile to understand the subtle differences in order to choose the […]

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