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Mount Everest: The Routes

Text & Photo: Zeb Blais

Mount Everest: The Routes

Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.  It looms 29,035′ (8,848 meters) above sea level and sits directly on the border of Tibet and Nepal.  There are two commonly climbed routes up the mountain, the South Col Route and the Northeast Ridge.  

If you’re curious about what it takes to climb Mount Everest, check out The Road to Everest

The South Col Route.  

Teams start in Kathmandu and fly into Nepal’s Khumbu

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Updates From Everest Base Camp

The #RapidAscent team is getting some rest, planning acclimatization hikes, and watching the weather. The first rotation for the team is complete and our final climber arrived to Base Camp (17,000′ / 5200m) yesterday.

 

 

 

 

Both expedition teams continue to do almost daily acclimatization hikes. These hikes are a necessary part of the process and force the body to adapt to the environmental stresses they will continue to encounter.

The #EverestNoFilter team is currently living at Advanced Base Camp or ABC (21,300′ / 6400m) and will continue to do acclimatization hikes and rotations from there. The…

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#EverestNoFilter Wins a Webby Award

#EverestNoFilter has won a Webby Award in the Social – Sports category for last year’s expedition! The program beat out submissions from the NBA, NFL, WWE and others to take the top prize. Huge congrats to Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards! They are currently on the big mountain for #EverestNoFilter 2.0!

Follow along on Snapchat- everestnofilter, adrianjb & crichardsphoto, as well as Facebook (Adrian Ballinger & Cory Richards too), Instagram (adrianballinger & coryrichards) and Twitter (alpenglowexp & coryrichardsNG) !! And use this link to checkout the official #EverestNoFilter website. Stay tuned for frequent updates!

For more information on this…

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Progress on the North Side

 

 The #EverestNoFilter team spent a week setting up Base Camp (17,000 / 5200m) and acclimatizing. They moved to Interim Camp (19,000′ / 5800m) and have continued to do acclimatization hikes from Interim, touching Advanced Base Camp or ABC (21,300′ / 6400m) and returning to Interim, but soon they will be living at ABC for probably about a month.

 

 

 

 

 

Interim Camp has an incredible location and is surrounded by penitentes (ice towers). This camp is between Base Camp (17,000′ / 5200m) and Advanced Base Camp (21,300′ / 6400m). The team will spend two nights acclimatizing…

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Everest Season Is Here

It’s officially Everest season for Alpenglow! Pictured here, lead guide Chad Peele and Zeb Blais with the their 2016 Everest clients, Trudi & Bryan. Chad and Zeb’s travel journey to Everest starts early tomorrow! Cheers to the beginning of another great Mount Everest North Side Rapid Ascent expedition..  ✈️ RNO (Reno) > SFO (San Francisco) > CTU (Chengdu) > LXA (Lhasa), and they will arrive in Lhasa on Monday, April 17!

And Topo Mena, he never ceases to amaze us! He just finished his last day of training, a quick jog on Cayambe (18,996′ / 5790m). However this was his final training day in Ecuador, because he…

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Why take an Intro to Backcountry Skiing course?

Text: Ben Weaver | Photos: Logan Talbott

Why take an Intro to Backcountry Skiing course with Alpenglow Expeditions? The bottom line, to enter in to the backcountry as a traveler is about creating one’s own experience. Where do I go up? Where do I have lunch? Where do I go down? No boundaries set by ropelines or lift tickets required. You will be choosing terrain based on ambition, fitness, equipment, and ability. For some it is an opportunity just to go for a walk in the woods. For others, they may be traveling for multiple days from one location to another.…

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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…

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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

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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