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Team “Los Incognitos” climbs the Entreves Traverse

Team “Los Incognitos” continues climbing – today we climbed the “Entreves Traverse” and all team members made great time – we beat guidebook time by about an hour an a half – so that was good. The route was crowded, … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” climbs the Entreves Traverse

Team “Los Incognitos” continues climbing – today we climbed the “Entreves Traverse” and all team members made great time – we beat guidebook time by about an hour an a half – so that was good. The route was crowded, … Continue reading

Team “Los Incognitos” at Torino hut

Today the Alpine Ascents Matterhorn group team “Los Incognitos” left Chamonix and ride the Aguille du Midi and Panoramique lifts to Point Helbronner. After depositing our kit in the Torino Hut, we climbed the Aiguille Marbreés. While still relatively easy, … Continue reading

Matterhorn Team “Los Incognitos” Starts Program

Hey folks: The Alpine Ascents International July 23 team started our program today. After introductions and a briefing in the lobby of our hotel – the well situated Pointe Isabelle – the team headed up to the Brevent, which is … Continue reading

Good times had on July 12 Alpine Rock Course

Three days of climbing at Washington Pass made for an epic trip! After a nice day of brushing up our rock skills at beautiful Mount Erie on day one, we climbed 7,806 ft. South Early Winters Spire via the classic South Aretê. Day two was a lovely alpine ridge scramble up Blue’s Buttress on 7,840 […]

July 1 Nine-Day Course: Rainier 100% Summit Success

Everyone stood on top yesterday afternoon on a windless summit! Now we’re at the Wildberry Restaurant celebrating our success.

Ciao,
Devin

July 1 9-Day Course – Baker summit success!

100% success this morning on our summit attempt of Mount Baker via the Squak Glacier. We endured strong winds and blowing snow to stand on top.

Everyone is enjoying a well-deserved rest in Crag View camp this afternoon. Next up: Mount Rainier!
Ciao,
D…

June 9 Emmons Climb Summit Success!

Unbelievable weather today made for an amazing summit, as did a strong, motivated team of climbers. Good times!

May 28 9-Day summits Rainier

We beat the weather and climbed to the crater Tuesday afternoon. It was a fight through wind and rime to the top but everyone made it. A bag of Dick’s burgees was enjoyed along the way–good times!

May 28 9-Day: 100% Summit Success!

Brilliant weather and conditions found us making record time up the Easton Glacier this morning. Everyone stood on top of Mount Baker at 6:15am! A safe and quick descent found us back at camp before the heat of the day. Folks are now lounging in the su…

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    It’s Not Awkward, It’s Reality As adults, we’ve got our bathroom & “private part” habits down. We know how to keep ourselves comfortable, clean, and efficient. But what happens when we step into the backcountry for the day? For several nights? For a month-long expedition? For those heading into the backcountry with a female anatomy, […]

  • Gear Review: Fozzils Bowls

    By Mike Hawkins It has been a long day – one of the most demanding climbing days you have ever experienced. Your legs are wrecked. Your back is sore and you have small bruises on your hips from your hipbelt. You have sunscreen caked into every nook and cranny, but even that didn’t keep you […]

  • Gear Review: The North Face Phantom 50 pack

    By Mike Hawkins “Man, this is a really great pack…” I said it over and over for months until my wife had finally had enough of it. She had to get one for herself.  While 50 liters is a little small for most multi-day mountaineering and winter ski tours, the small size is plenty versatile […]

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