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Crampons: What They Are, How to Use Them, and Deciding Which Style is Right for You

Written by Robert Kyte

Crampons are attachable traction devices designed to keep you upright and secure on technical terrain covered by snow and ice, thus making them an absolute necessity for almost all advanced mountaineering pursuits and glacier travel. However, not all crampons are made equal, and there are different styles designed to tackle various types of terrain that are best suited for specific activities. We’ve put together a guide to help you learn about the different types of crampons and ultimately choose what works best for you.

There are three main types of

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Top 5 things we’re looking forward most to this Spring

Written by Allie Ace, Alpenglow Guide

When people think of Lake Tahoe, they often think of it for our winter or summer season. Lake Tahoe is known for its epic mountain terrain with 13 ski resorts, endless backcountry, and averaging over 450 inches of snow annually. It’s even more popular as a summer destination with hiking, biking, climbing, and every type of water activity you can imagine. Northern California is certainly a mecca for outdoor adventure in the winter and the summer. However, my favorite season is spring!

Here’s why:

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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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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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What does Travis Ganong Think About the Tahoe Via Ferrata?

Travis Ganong Climbs the Tahoe Via Ferrata

Travis Ganong ventured up Lake Tahoe’s new Via Ferrata with his family in fall 2019. After an epic day out, he sat down with us to discuss his Tahoe Via family adventure.

Travis Ganong, born and raised in Truckee, CA, is an American World Cup alpine ski racer. His girlfriend, Marie-Michele Gagnon, is also a professional skier for the Canadian alpine ski team. Travis, Marie-Michele, and Travis’ parents all came to climb the Tahoe Via Ferrata for a fun day out with the family. Here’s what Travis’ had to say:

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