Tag: Treks

2019 Patagonia Trek Gets Started!

Hello family and friends. The Alpine Ascents trekking group has arrived to Argentinian Patagonia. It is a team of five hikers who are eager to hit the trails in this beautiful part of South America: Jamie and Art, Jeannie and John and Pete. Yesterday, we traveled by private bus from El Calafate to El Chalten […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Team Khumbu acclimatized!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Climbing high above Pheriche to adapt to the thin air was a great idea! The view was magnificent and it was excellent training. Once we got to the old Stupa monument we could some of the highest mountains 🏔 of the world 🌎! And we had a good look […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Tengboche Welcomes Team Khumbu

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! A big drop and climb awaited us. We descended all the way down to the river and back up the other side to the famed location of the Tengboche Monastery. The monks know a good location when they see one. This is probably the best place to view Everest. […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Team Khumbu goes to Khumjung!

Namaste 🙏 friends, family and loved ones, The rain past in the night but the day dawned clear. We were blessed many times today. So we placed Kata scarves at this trail side shrine. We paid homage at the newly built nunnery. Many of the nuns hereare Tibetan by birth. As we entered the farm […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Thame Town for Team Khumbu

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, After spinning the prayer wheels we treked up the Bote Kosi Valley, we took in the amazing scenery. We met lovely locals. And observed bad wild Himalayan goats 🐐 (Tars) eating fresh potato starts out of the farmers field. Free lunch! We climbed up to the monastery high above […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Khumbu Team Explores Namche!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, The early bird gets the photo. We got up at 5am just to catch the sun ☀️ rise on Everest. We were not disappointed ☹️. Happy 😃! Crystal clear views of Everest and Lhotse along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were had. We thought the sign was rather ironic! Our […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Team Khumbu Ascends to Namche!

On the trail early today as climb 3,000 feet to the trading center of the whole area, Namche Bazaar. It was a day of crossing bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. And a day for admiring more carved Mani stones. They seem to be everywhere! Our afternoon challenge was a big hill just below Namche. […]

EBC Trek 2019 – Team Khumbu Flys to the Khumbu!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones! Talk about an early start, we were boarding the plane before the sun even thought about coming up. We were bound for Lukla. It was an exciting flight ✈️ flying at 120 mph through snow covered monster mountains 🏔 . We grabbed a quick breakfast in the trader village […]

2019 Everest Trek Season Kicks Off!

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, We were up early to get a jump on the day. First stop was the iconic Monkey temple. Next we paid a visit to Kathmandu Valley School, where some of the 55 children sponsored by Alpine Ascents’ Sherpa Education Fund are students. We hope that the kids had as […]

Kilimanjaro Team Kili Me Slowly – Summit Success!

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Mount Kilimanjaro BLOG

  • Kilimanjaro COVID-19 Hunger Relief Update

    by Eric Murphy  Our ongoing and very successful ($37,000 +) Kilimanjaro Covid-19 Hunger Relief Fundraiser has just completed the 2nd food distributions for all 310 crew and staff. Members from our Tanzanian partner company Big Expeditions handled all aspects of whole purchase and transport of over 12,000 lbs of rice, corn and sugar. Arusha crew […]

  • Kilimanjaro: A Tribute to our Tanzanian Crew

    by Paul Koubek  As one of the western guides fortunate to work with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro Program, when I was asked to write a blog post about any topic I wanted, the first thing that came to mind for me about my experience on Kilimanjaro was: the people! Every Alpine Ascents climb of Kilimanjaro […]

  • Hunger Relief Fundraiser Raises Over $30K for Kilimanjaro Crew

    We have not been able to operate Kilimanjaro expeditions since February 2020, and during that time our friends over in Tanzania have not been far from our mind. COVID-19 has decimated the Kilimanjaro tourism industry and the income that the local people rely on to house and feed their families. In a typical year, travel […]

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