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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Has Great Weather at Camp 2

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Trek Day 2 – Casa de Piedra

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Takes off on the Trail

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Preparations

Hello family and friends, Today we awoke in Mendoza and spent the morning packing the van with ALL of our gear and food for the trip. We have 12 people total on this trip, so equates to a lot of … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims in High Spirits

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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Meets a Wild Guanaco

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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Hits the Trail

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Aconcagua Team “Cosmic Pilgrims of the Andean Crest” Assembles

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Vacas Valley Team 7 is now Team Vertical Chorizo

Hello everyone, Team Vacas #7 is officially “Vertical Chorizo” now. Today was one of the big day for us but the team did it in good style. We are in Plaza Argentina which is going to be our base camp … Continue reading

Vacas Valley Team 7 at Los Penitentes

Hello everyone, The team Vacas # 7 is at Los Penitentes tonight. This morning we load up our bus with all food, equipment and personal gears, and drove up to Los Penitentes. On the way here we stopped to get … Continue reading

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  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

  • 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 […]

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