Tag: Volcanoes of Ecuador

Ecuador trip, last days!

Last report from the Ecuador group, a few days later here we are. We enjoyed the Ilinizas in a different way, a different terrain to the previous glaciers, a more alpine terrain, rock, snow, something more expedition. We hiked 3hr … Continue reading

Ecuador update After Cayambe and Cotopaxi attempt

News from Ecuador, after our ascent to Cayambe we had two days of rest, enjoying the haciendas and the gastronomy of Ecuador, also taking advantage of our transfer to the area of Cotopaxi National Park we passed through the middle … Continue reading

Cayambe Summit attempt

Good news from Ecuador, the weather improved a lot and we were able to make our attempt to Cayambe, with wind and cold we left at midnight to do what we like most, climbing mountains and enjoying the scenery. Part … Continue reading

Update Ecuador trip 2022 July-August

Hello everyone, a little update on the group. We still haven’t decided which name suits us best, but for sure something related to mud, it has been our companion all these days. Yesterday was our acclimatization day, arriving at the … Continue reading

Ecuador trip, July 2022 Alpine/jungle trip

Here are some updates from “the Andes” (the jungle today). The team is complete and happy to start gaining some elevation, day by day we are getting there. A day in town, walking around the old city and trying new … Continue reading

Ecuador: Cotopaxi Photos

Cotopaxi climb

Ecuador: The Team Tackles Cotopaxi

July 13 Team Climb Cotopaxi Hello everyone Hi everyone! The weather cooperated during the climb and wen we arrived to the summit we have stormy weather, entire Alpine Ascents team reached the summit of Cotopaxi (19,347 feet) yesterday . The … Continue reading

Ecuador: The Nasty Cuy Attempts Cotopaxi

Hello everyone In Cayambe the weather was not good windy cold and snow the last days, was not possible to climb Now we are in the national park of Cotopaxi and we will try to climb to night I hope … Continue reading

Ecuador: The Nasty Cuy run into weather

PARCA COCHA LAKE REVIEWS SKILLS ON CAYAMBE VOLCANO Hello everyone! The team hiked to Baños lake (13,100 ft.). The weather was not cooperated becouse was rain along the journey. It was a little windy and wet. They are feeling great … Continue reading

Ecuador: The Nasty Cuy start acclimatizing

THE TEAM THE NASTY CUY Hi everyone The first day in Ecuador we visited the city of Quito and enjoyed the charming city The next day we have made our first acclimatization walk to Pasochoa mountain We are at Termas … Continue reading


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    by Bobby Cosker Things to consider when packing for bigger objectives. Martha Stewart once said, “life is too complicated not to be orderly.” The same couldn’t be truer when discussing the topic of what to consider when packing your backpack for alpine climbing in the bigger mountains. Being thoughtful and orderly in how and what […]

  • 2023 Denali Season Review

    by Jessica Flandro When I, a member of the logistics team, first arrived at the Alpine Ascents office in Talkeetna, Alaska to begin preparing for the upcoming climbing season there was an unseasonable amount of snow still on the ground and more winter storms forecasted over the coming weeks. Ever the optimists, we assumed the […]

  • How To: Prepare for a Glaciated Climb

    By David Shuer  After seeing Tahoma (Rainier) from your flight into SeaTac, or reading Into Thin Air, or living in the Pacific Northwest looking up at the volcanoes that dot the skyline, you’ve got the bug and want to climb some glaciers. The options are endless in the PNW; ranging from small pocket glaciers and […]

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