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No technical climbing or backpacking experience is necessary. It is important, however, that you are in good physical shape, and able to hike in rugged terrain for several hours each day. We are happy to detail physical training programs as needed to get you ready for our treks.

 

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No technical climbing or altitude experience is necessary. It is imperative, however, that you are in good physical shape, and able to hike in rugged terrain for long days. We are happy to detail physical and technical training programs as needed to get you ready for…

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Why Learn to Climb

Many blogs explain how to climb or discuss which beginner routes to climb and where to find them. The internet is packed with explanations of traditional climbing versus sport climbing, free soloing versus free climbing, and why climb rock over ice. All valuable info. But why climb at all?People start because they have friends who climb. Or their significant other climbs on weekends and you want to learn so you can join. Sound familiar? The outdoors, the challenge, the adventure lure us in too. But what if you’re looking at the shoes, at the gear, and maybe at the ledge…

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Congratulations to the Winner of Our Ecuador Climbing School Contest

The winner of Alpenglow’s Ecuador Climbing School Contest is Jenny Weisshaupt, from Sitka, Alaska. Congratulations Jenny! She says she’s super excited because “I love learning from other cultures and can’t wait to meet the people of Ecuador and see their home. I think my excitement can be best summed up by this Henry Rollins quote: “there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight.”

Jenny was randomly selected as the winner of the free climbing trip on Cotopaxi. She will soon be enjoying this once in…

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Alpenglow and Jackson Hole Mountain Guides Partner Up

We sometimes meet clients who want to climb big mountains but are not able to take the time off to travel internationally. And some people are nervous as to whether or not they have the skills needed to attempt a big mountain climb overseas (like most of Alpenglow’s expeditions). If this speaks to you than we just solved your dilemma!

Alpenglow is excited to announce our partnership with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and the opportunity to climb the Grand Teton in Wyoming. Our Grand Teton climb teaches all the necessary skills to progress to bigger peaks around the world. At 13,770…

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The Road to Everest, Part 2

Last week I wrote about what you should expect from your Mt. Everest guide service. Today’s blog is about you and what you can do to be ready to join an Everest expedition. Of course, there are many different ways to acquire the experience necessary, but when a climber has little or no experience and comes to me with a serious goal of summiting Mt. Everest, the following list would be my recommended path to success. It can be done over a couple of years, or for someone with the time and financial ability, in a little more than a…

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The Only Way is Up

The following blog is courtesy of Billie Bierling, Himalayan Experience:

I have just spoken to our guide Adrian, who together with the team was basking in the sunshine having lunch on their way to the next stop in Pheriche. This Sherpa village lies at an altitude of 4,240m (13,990ft) and is home to a clinic, which is run by the Himalayan Rescue Association, a non-profit organisation. The health post is open during the trekking season and serves trekkers as well as porters for altitude sickness and other ailments and is usually staffed with two western volunteer doctors. It also offers…

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Relaxing in Khumjung

The following blog is courtesy of Billi Bierling, Himalayan Experience:

Relaxing in Khumjung 

The Himalayan Experience team has been resting in Khumjung for the past two days, enjoying the stunning mountain views and the clean air, which is a huge relief after the dust and pollution of Kathmandu. On Monday morning, they climbed up to the Everest View Hotel, which was built by a Japanese businessman in 1968. This famous hotel lies at 3,880m (12,779 ft) and used to be frequented by Japanese tourists, who flew to the nearby airstrip in Syangboche. However, the sudden rise in elevation often made…

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Summit of Lobuche, ‘Monica the Medic’, and ‘Billi the Blogger’

The following is courtesy of Billi Bierling, Himalayan Experience:

While our team is on its way to the summit of Lobuche or already on their way down, I will be wandering up the Khumbu to meet them at base camp in a few days. Until then there might only be sporadic news, however, given a working internet connection I will try and send you short updates on their progress.

‘Moni the Medic’ and ‘Billi the Blogger’

Monica Piris Chavarri

Monica Piris is our expedition doctor and this is her fourth time working on Everest for Himex. Unfortunately, I did not…

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