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Front Desk Position Now Available

Looking for an opportunity in the outdoor industry?

Alpenglow Expeditions is looking to expand its office team this winter season! We are looking for someone who is hardworking and passionate about the outdoors. Joining our team means being surrounded with people who love the outdoors and want to share their passion with others. Whether you’re chatting about our avalanche courses or discussing how to stay safe in the backcountry, our goal is to provide a unique and excellent experience for each client who desires to explore mountains across the world. Our expeditions and treks were created to combine our guides’…

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What makes Mount Shasta a perfect introduction to Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering?

Written by Mike Pond

Mountaineering can be quite intimidating. Those mountains are huge! (And that’s kind of the point, right?) But how do you get into this wild activity? Where do you start?

Mt. Shasta is a perfect training ground to begin on your mountaineering journey. It has all the aspects of the great mountains, but just a little smaller and more easily digestible. Shasta mountaineering involves glacier travel, thousands of feet of ascent, camping, sometimes challenging weather, altitude, navigation – but almost all of these are at an introductory level.

This also makes Shasta a downright terrific ski…

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What makes the Continuous Lifeline System So Special?

Via Ferrata has been around for a long time! Originating in Italy via ferrata quickly became a popular recreational activity. Today there are over 400 Via Ferratas in Italy alone with thousands more around the world. Most of these via’s use the traditional via ferrata set for anchoring the climber to the cable. This lanyard set consists of a shock absorber and two tethers with carabiners on the end. The climber is able to clip and unclip the carabiners from the cable to pass cable anchor point. While there is the redundancy of having two carabiners the potential exists…

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Women and alpinism: a narrative about climbing in South America

Written by Emily O’Dean, Women’s Ecuador Expedition member

“Oh, should I have given you a hug up there?” the trip leader asked as I cried into the arms of man who had hiked up to meet us from base camp as we hiked down from high camp. The three of us stood in the middle of a snow-covered talus field at 17,000 feet of altitude in Bolivia. I gasped for more oxygen between my sobs.

Over the past few days, I had made a quick ascent from 12,000 foot trailhead to the 18,000 foot base camp with four of the…

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Train for ski season while you’re stuck inside!

Written by Matthew Beals

Behind every #influencer summit selfie, there’s a journey filled with thoughtful moments assessing risks and hazards, steep leg-and-lung-crushing approaches, and occasionally, some unforeseen challenges. We find ourselves at the receiving end of one of the hard lessons the mountains teach us: sometimes things don’t work out the way we envisioned. “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” to quote the great Mr. Tyson.

As we face another unprecedented California fire season, there is a tangible feeling of loss for the homes and forests in the path of the fire, and on a…

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Before and After the AIARE 1: The Backcountry Series

Written by Isaac Laredo

Friends don’t let friends teach each other how to backcountry ski because it’s an environment that can be unforgiving to the school of Knox style. We believe formal education is essential to build a responsible and safer backcountry community. One of our AMGA-trained guides is eager to teach you the necessary skills to prepare, plan, and execute a backcountry tour. These skills are taught in our Backcountry Series Courses and will set you up for memorable days in the backcountry while managing risk.

The Backcountry Series includes 3 courses Backcountry 1.0, Backcountry 2.0, and…

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Gym to High Sierra Climber: The Progression

Written by Mike Pond and Amy Olson;   High Sierra photos by Lorenzo Riano

Have you been bitten with the climbing bug? Whether you recently discovered climbing and are intrigued by the greater world where climbing can take you, or you’re an experienced climber looking to go higher, harder, and faster – we can take you there. Our knowledgeable and passionate guides can show you the ropes. After all, most of us started climbing in the gym!…

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Summer Front Desk Position Available

Looking for an opportunity in the outdoor industry?

Alpenglow Expeditions is looking to expand its office team this summer season! We are looking for someone who is hardworking and passionate about the outdoors. Joining our team means being surrounded with people who love the outdoors and want to share their passion with others. Whether you’re chatting about our Tahoe Via Ferrata or discussing climbing at Lover’s Leap, our goal is to provide a unique and excellent experience for each client who desires to explore mountains across the world. Our expeditions and treks were created to combine our guides’ passion for…

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Adrian has a plan for Everest 2022

Words by Alpenglow CEO & Founder, Adrian Ballinger

 

Confidence in April 2022

Alpenglow has confidence that Tibet will open for our Everest North Side 2022 expedition next April. We’re having good communications with our local partners in Tibet and they’re hopeful that they will begin normal tourism by the end of 2021, which should set us up well for Everest expeditions in the spring of 2022, a few months after Tibet has re-opened. They’ve been working with us to consider different potential requirements like vaccinations and COVID testing. Tibet and CTMA (Chinese Tibetan Mountaineering Association)…

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Open Position – Marketing Manager

Thank you for your interest in a career at Alpenglow Expeditions. If you are interested in this position, please email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to recruiter@alpenglowexpeditions.com.

Marketing Manager Job Brief

Alpenglow Expeditions is looking for a flexible and versatile marketer who will be responsible for the growth of our inbound sales channels.

The marketing manager will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategy for all of Alpengow’s key products while tracking and analyzing the performance of advertising campaigns across platforms, managing the marketing budget, growing partnerships and community relations while ensuring that all…

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Who Can Climb the Tahoe Via?

Written by Isaac Laredo

You can climb the Tahoe Via! Whether you are a seasoned multi-pitch rock climber or a family of four, the Tahoe Via is designed to provide you with a memorable and enjoyable experience. The friendly nature of the climbing and diverse tour offerings make the Tahoe VIA one of the most accessible climbing experiences in California.

 

What is Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata is Italian for “Iron Way”. What is now a quickly growing recreational style of climbing originated during the World Wars as a way to move troops across the technical terrain and high peaks…

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