I am still in awe of this experience! This climb has exceeded my expectations and them some. My guides were my saviors on this trip. They were very encouraging and patient with us. I really feel like I made four new lifelong friends.
First class operation. It seemed organized and well planned out from the very start. Our guides were superb! They explained techniques and demonstrated how to perform them and then asked that the climbers practiced. I really enjoyed the skill training and learned A LOT!
Our climb was awesome! Better than I expected, and respected social distancing well. Our guides were effective leaders and well experienced. I mean, where else are you going to find a guide with multiple trips up Everest? So grateful for their experience and clear direction.
I loved the expedition. The gear check, camp setup, and overall end to end was phenomenal. Our guides were truly exceptional. I was super impressed with how effective all of their leadership skills were. Each guide had a variety of backgrounds which was super cool. It was amazing to hear their mountaineering experiences and all the tips, tricks and skills they taught us.
I was super impressed with everyone and everything about Alpine Ascents! My guides were excellent, and I felt safe and prepared because of them, even though this was my first expedition, ever. I was impressed and super happy they adjusted our itinerary to the weather conditions, and we had a beautiful day to summit. The whole experience was, overall, most excellent!
The logistics were especially well-run considering the circumstances with COVID-19. From the gear check to the rental return at the end of the climb, everything was very smooth. Having an entire tent to yourself was really nice!
The quality of the course was excellent, and the guides were very circumspect about making sure we were doing it right. I need to practice the skills learned more, but I also feel like I now have a foundation for further skill development. I had a great time.
Our guide’s intimate knowledge of the local area also makes him an impressive interpreter of the landscape, which adds to climbers understanding of the area and overall experience. Other climbers in the group mentioned that they appreciate how he involves the group during decision making and his overall thought processes as the group leader, which in turn provides insight to keen clients who are interested in developing their own independence in the mountains.
Overall amazing experience from the communication prior to the climb to the final good bye in the parking lot. Our guide’s ability to pass on knowledge was excellent – I learned how to use my ice axe and climb in crampons. I had done neither of these things in the past. I felt confident to do the climb.
The trip on Mt. Adams was memorable and a great adventure. Our guide’s dedication to safety was paramount. She was clear and knew exactly how to demonstrate what we needed to know for snow school as well as how to assist with making camp, including melting snow for a group water supply. I would very much enjoy climbing with her again!
Camp had amazing views! The views were the highlight of the trip.