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South America Climbing Schools

Alpenglow Expeditions isn’t just about #RapidAscent climbs of Mt Everest, we have options for all experience levels, including first time climbers or those who need to brush off their skill set. In June we have two climbing school offerings in South America. Our Peru Climbing School is May 31- June 14 and our next available Ecuador Climbing School is June 3- June 11, with an optional extension until June 18 to climb an additional two peaks.

These schools are both a good introduction to high altitude climbing and a great way to gain the skills necessary for more challenging expeditions …

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Everest 2017 – Rapid Ascent and Everest No Filter

Well folks, it’s that time of year again! The winter is thawing and Everest is beginning to call our name. Alpenglow Expeditions has assembled another fantastic team of climbers, sherpa and guides who are all dreaming of summiting in 2017. Our entire team here at Alpenglow is in preparation mode, receiving shipments of new equipment almost daily as we check off our gear lists and continue to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Here’s a quick update on this year’s expeditions to the highest point in the world:

Guide Topo Mena putting in the hard word for Everest. Long runs with …

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What’s Up Next: ECUADOR

We are looking forward to our first Ecuador Climbing School of the year. Our early spring Ecuador program is sold out, the next availability we have is April 15- 23 or June 3- 11, 2017. On this expedition the climbers learn all of the skills it takes to summit a glaciated volcano such as Cayambe, the third highest peak in Ecuador.

 

 

 

This is a good introduction to high altitude climbing and a great way to gain the skills necessary for more challenging expeditions and peaks. On …

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Successful Summit on Kilimanjaro

Congratulations on a successful summit for our expedition team on Kilimanjaro (19,341′ / 5895m)! The team made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak) this morning at sunrise. They are currently at the Horombo Hut and tomorrow morning they will descend to Marangu Gate. All is well! ☀️ #AdventureDoneRight

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Aconcagua Season Summary

¡Cumbre! We had three Aconcagua Rapid Ascent expeditions this season, and each Rapid Ascent team had successful summits of Aconcagua (22,841′ / 6962m). Cheers to strong teams and success, despite the challenging weather of South America’s tallest peak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent expedition is just 14 days, including three travel days and three built in weather days. Rapid Ascent is a unique program developed by Alpenglow Expeditions that combines the relatively new application of hypoxic training with precise logistics and small team sizes to greatly increase the chances of success while reducing the overall time spent …

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Kilimanjaro Expedition Begins

Another #AdventureDoneRight kicks off and our sights are set on the highest point in Africa and one of the famed Seven Summits, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341’ / 5,895m). Climbing Kilimanjaro is the perfect entry to high altitude peaks, allowing climbers to test their ability to acclimatize without needing any technical mountaineering skill. Our current Kilimanjaro expedition is off to a great start. More updates soon!

Click here to check out our website. Interested in our international expeditions? For more information shoot us an email at info@alpenglowexpeditions.com or call the office 877-873-5376.

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Aconcagua Expedition Photos

 

These photos are from our current Aconcagua Rapid Ascent expedition. Yesterday the expedition team summited around 11am and they were back in Mendoza by midnight.

Aconcagua (22,841′ / 6962m) is the tallest peak in the Americas, tallest in the Western and Southern Hemispheres, and tallest outside of the Himalaya.

Aconcagua is one of the Seven Summits and its high altitude makes it the ideal training ground for 8000m peaks like Cho Oyu and Mount Everest.

 

Photo 1: basecamp (13,800′ / 3048m) as seen from the helicopter on the approach

 

Photo 2: C2 (17,900′ / 5456m) as the team was …

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Successful Aconcagua Summit!

¡CUMBRE! Another successful Rapid Ascent Aconcagua (22,841′ / 6962m) summit! The team was back in C3 (19,700′ /  6000m) early this morning and they are currently making their way back to base camp (13,800′ / 4206m).

Aconcagua is famous for many reasons. It is the tallest peak in the Southern and Western Hemisphere, and also the highest peak outside the Himalaya. Its high altitude makes it the ideal training ground for 8,000 meter peaks like Cho Oyu and Everest.

The team will fly back to Los Penitentes (8,540′ / 2600m) this evening and then it is a 3 hour drive from Penitentes to …

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Aconcagua Team in C2

Yesterday was a rest day in C1 (16,568′ / 5050m) for our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent team. One of the guides and a couple porters moved some team gear to C2 (17,900′ / 5456m). Today all of the team moved up to C2 and tomorrow they will move to C3 (19,700′ /  6000m), also known as high camp. If all goes to plan they will summit on Tuesday, January 31st. “This team is rockin’!”, all is well, stay tuned for more updates soon!

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Great Meals in C1 on Aconcagua

High quality food at high altitude! This is one of the highlights of our Aconcagua Rapid Ascent expedition. Pictured here is the team enjoying scrambled eggs. Last night they had Argentinian burgers and today for lunch it was pizza. Cheers to great food and great company at C1 (16,568′ / 5050m) #AdventureDoneRight

Interested in our international expeditions? Click here to check out our website. For questions shoot us an email info@alpenglowexpeditions.com or call the office 877-873-5376. …

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