Each guide was able to pass on their experience and knowledge during the course of the expedition. They improved our technical ability while also increasing our confidence.
I was the only woman on the trip. But they couldn’t have made it more of a supportive and smooth experience.
Excellent quality, 10/10. This was my first Alpine Ascents trip and I had heard that you went extra effort with food, but I was still surprised. Ate better in the mountains than I do at home!
Our guides were terrific. Both have vast experience and took the time to explain their experiences and learned skills to all of us. They made sure everyone was well-versed on what to expect each day, along with required gear. They emphasized many of the basic skills required to summit a mountain like Aconcagua. They were very conscientious of each participant in our group.
For me, going on a guided climb is less about paying someone to haul me up a mountain, and more about paying for an education, which I definitely got. I gained an invaluable amount of information and experience because all three guides would turn any given scenario into a learning opportunity. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, they also each have the ability to convey information and impart knowledge in an effortless, intuitive way.
This expedition was ‘first class’ from the advance information provided along with the quality of the pre-departure hotel gathering point, the personal attention given by the guide team, quality rented equipment, and food on the expedition. Truly a quality organization and would highly recommend to anyone.
I had a wonderful experience – as always – with AAI. The guide team was phenomenal; they were always helpful and their combined experience truly astounding. Their willingness to share their knowledge and stories of past expeditions made for some very entertaining conversations. Despite some tricky logistics and early evacuations of some of our team members, they were able to divide the work load and make all of us feel well taken care of and safe. Their enthusiasm for the mountains and their desire to share their love for the outdoors was both palpable and contagious.
I enjoyed the expedition very much. It was well organized including all the details that make a trip smooth. The amount of hiking per day was set up for maximum success. Each guide brought a unique set of skills and experience to the team. All three guides worked very well together. I truly enjoyed their company during our time together. The Alpine Ascents team is amazing. I had many in depth conversations with multiple staff members who always gave me their undivided attention and seemed happy to answer my questions. The Gear Department is phenomenal! The attention to detail in preparation and on the expedition, is necessary and is a strength of the program.
I had a fantastic time. Everything exceeded by expectations from the accommodations to the the food to the company. My guides were are good as they come! The climb was challenging and thrilling and I felt supported by my guides every step of the way. I walked away confident that I will do another big expedition in the near future. I cannot say enough good things about my guides. The three of them were phenomenal! They. Were. Awesome. We learned so much from our guides, how to walk more efficiently, carry more efficiently, and overall how to actually enjoy the experience. 100% Yes. They had this ability to keep unlikely unity among our group. They made us laugh, walked us through the tough stuff, and saved the life of one of our teammates without hesitation or complaint. Alpine is so lucky to have such unreal staff. I had the best best time. Thank you so much!
Absolutely loved it. Great program, route, guides, team, etc. Highly, highly recommended! Provided clear direction for both near-term/present objectives and longer-term plans (i.e.
next moves up the mountain, scheduling summit day, etc.). Consistently took time to train and emphasize skills (e.g. rest step, pressure breathing, foot placement, pacing, etc.). Experience/knowledge ranged from climbing skills, to clothing, to campsite placement, to sleeping, etc. Very thorough. Would love to climb with them again! Very professional and personable guides who set clear examples and consistently encouraged the entire team.