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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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3 Reasons Adrian Ballinger Thinks You Should Climb Aconcagua

 

Rapid Ascent™ distills the expedition down to all its highlights

By preacclimatizing at home before the start of the trip, our teams spend a mere 14 days attempting Aconcagua, versus the industry standard of 21+ days.

“That’s the beauty of the Rapid Ascent system — it distills the experience down to where you get ALL the altitude challenge ALL the incredible uniqueness of the place without spending so many days that perhaps your trip gets sidelined by external factors like work, sickness, or family obligations. Rapid Ascent enables us to start climbing…

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Mt Shasta – The Jewel of Northern California

Shastina and the West Face

 

Rising almost 10,000ft above the surrounding terrain, Mt. Shasta is a true gem of California. Its smooth slopes and craggy ridges that fall for thousands of feet in all directions from the lofty summit have long been a magnet for adventurers and we couldn’t be happier to now offer climbing and ski trips on this iconic mountain.

 

The Mountain

Clocking in at 14,179’/4,322m, Mount Shasta is a large stratovolcano anchoring the southern end of the Cascade Range, along with Lassen Peak. This mountain has been the focus of climbers, skiers, poets,…

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Intro to Mountaineering and Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Equipment Lists

It’s about that time of year where we kick off our mountaineering education programing, and we’re stoked! Below we’ll go over some of the equipment you’ll need for the Intro to Mountaineering and Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Courses.

 

Intro to Mountaineering:

For this course we’ll utilize all of the technical equipment that we would use on one of our more advanced mountaineering expeditions like the Ecuador Climbing School or Mount Everest Rapid Ascent Expedition.  If you are purchasing your own gear, you’ll need to make sure you have the follow equipment:

– Climbing Helmet…

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Backcountry Tips from our Guides

We may love skiing pow at Alpenglow, but we LOVE backcountry safety even more. We asked our guide team to give us one of their favorite backcountry safety tips, check it out:

 

“When planning a backcountry tour first decide where not to go – that means figure out where the avalanche problems are, “close” that terrain and agree to not go there. THEN decide on where to go, and “open up” that terrain.” – Logan Talbott

“Don’t just blindly follow a skin track – make sure it goes exactly where…

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New Expeditions in Pakistan!

After Alpenglow Expeditions Founder Adrian Ballinger and fellow Alpenglow guides Carla Perez and Esteban “Topo” Mena completed their successful summit of K2 in the Karakoram mountain range of Pakistan in 2019, we knew we had to expand our program to explore this remote and wild region. After a year of dreaming and drawing up plans, we’re psyched to announce two new expeditions to the Karakoram: Enter Gasherbrum II  Rapid Ascent™ and our K2 & G2 Base Camp Rapid Ascent™ Trek.

 

The Karakoram

Situated in Northern Pakistan, the Karakoram boasts more 7,000m+ peaks than anywhere in the world.…

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How To Run an International Mountaineering Program during a Pandemic

Logan Talbott leading a team during the Ecuador Climbing School.

These are uncertain times. While we can’t eliminate all the variables, our team has done a lot of legwork to make it possible to travel as responsibly as possible given the current state. Learn more about the modifications we’ve made to our international climbing programs from Logan Talbott, co-owner and chief guide. In the following interview, Logan gives a play-by-play of how we’ve altered operations to make it all work.

 

Q: How has the pandemic affected operations at Alpenglow?

“The pandemic has had significant effects on…

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Alpenglow Expeditions Rental Fitting Guide

Renting ski equipment from our rental fleet but aren’t quite sure what sizes you need? No worries, we can help out with that. It can be hard to get the correct sizing for your skis and ski boots if you don’t already know your sizes. Below we’ll take a quick dive into how to best-guess your ski and ski boot size while renting gear on your client portal. Let’s start with boots.

 

Alpenglow Expeditions Ski Boot Rental Fleet

While we do have a large array of boot sizes, our rental fleet is somewhat limited. We have boots ranging in…

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