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Stories: Alpamayo & Quitaraju

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From Nebraska to Peru: Griffin Mims on Alpamayo

This week, I spoke with Griffin Mims, Alpenglow’s International Coordinator and one I am grateful to call friend. I’m excited to share a piece of Griffin’s journey with you from his June 2023 expedition to Alpamayo in Peru, where he climbed a dream line to the summit of a dream peak.
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Peru Climbing School

Something for Everyone: Roberto ‘Tico’ Morales on Climbing in Peru

We connected with Alpenglow guide Roberto ‘Tico’ Morales to talk about what sets the Peru climbing experience apart from anywhere else in the world.
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Guide Interview: Ray Hughes on Alpamayo

We caught up with IFMGA guide/professional nomad Ray Hughes right before he heads out to climb Alpamayo! Today, Ray leaves our world headquarters in Squaw Valley and departs for Lima,…
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Alpamayo Team Update

Snow storm thwarts team’s summit attempt Two nights ago our team of climbers was at high camp, preparing for their summit bid in the coming day or two. That night,…
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Alpamayo Team Stationed at Base Camp

The team arrived at base camp on Thursday, July 5. They trekked past the spectacularly beautiful Santa Cruz Lakes, blue-green jewels tucked between the jagged peaks of the Peruvian Andes. Then the team turned up…
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To the Gem of the Cordillera Blanca!

Our Alpamayo expedition is underway! The team & their objective: Alpamayo (19,512 feet/5,947 meters) is the gem of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. Over the next two weeks, our team…
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Summer in South America

Photo: Van Wombwell (Alpamayo) Weather is a huge factor when planning logistics for international expeditions. Fortunately our recent Alpamayo (19,512′ / 5,947m) expedition had the most ideal conditions for their…
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Successful Summit on Alpamayo!

Day 10: CUMBRE! Our 2017 expedition team summited Alpamayo (19,512′ / 5947m) at 9am (7am PST). They had great views and the mountain to themselves! They are back at Col…
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Summit Push on Alpamayo

Text: Esteban “Topo” Mena “Day 8: We moved to Moraine Camp (16,000′ / 4,877m) today. Team is strong and stoked. Tomorrow will move to Col Camp. Day 9: Got to…
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Rest Day for Alpamayo Expedition Team

Day 7: After stashing their gear yesterday the team returned to Base Camp (13,500′ / 4115m) for the night. Today is a rest day in Base Camp. The team will use the day to…
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