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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

Bhutan Trek 2019 – Laya and then Gasa

Hello Everyone, We’ve had two excellent days to finish off our trek! Yesterday we had our easiest hike into Laya lasting just over four hours and in time for lunch once we arrived. We ditched the tents and slept in … Continue reading

Bhutan Trek 2019 off to a great start

Hello Everyone, Our 2019 Laya Gasa Trek in the Bhutan kingdom is underway. All 3 members arrived yesterday throughout the morning. When you land in Bhutan, it’s hard not to feel the instant calmness that inhabits this country. After getting … Continue reading

Peaks of Peru 2019 – Signal Drops but All is Well!

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July 25 8-Day Course Summit Success!

Yesterday at 12:30pm we stood on top of Columbia Crest! A great week of challenges and skill building culminated in a strong summit bid. We’re now celebrating over libations in Enumclaw.

Cheers,
Devin

Team “Los Incognitos” rides out the rain

Team Los Incognitos spent the day in the HohSaas Hut riding out the rain and wind as a weather event moved through. It’s a very nice hut, so even though we would have preferred climbable weather we can complain, the … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” climbs the Riffelhorn

Making the most out of a rainy day, team “Los Incognitos” climbed the Riffelhorn today. The Riffelhorn sits at 2930m above Zermatt, Switzerland and is accessed off of Rotenboden stop of the Gornergrat cog railway. We started the day with … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” climbs the Riffelhorn

Making the most out of a rainy day, team “Los Incognitos” climbed the Riffelhorn today. The Riffelhorn sits at 2930m above Zermatt, Switzerland and is accessed off of Rotenboden stop of the Gornergrat cog railway. We started the day with … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” back in Chamonix

After two excellent nights in the Torino hut, team “Los Incognitos” return to Chamonix via Italy and the Ming Blanc tunnel. We spent the day climbing on the classic multi-pitch route “Hotel California” on the Brevent side of the Chamonix … Continue reading

7/25/19 Rainier Climb-Disappointment Cleaver

Hey Folks! Our team made it up to Camp Muir yesterday with beautiful weather. We left Paradise at 10:30am and arrived here at 4:45pm. We got our guests settled into the hut where they slept last night, and then we all enjoyed a decadent burrito meal. We started our day today at 8am with a […]

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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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