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Stories: Custom Trip

Mountain adventures create the best stories, and we want to share some of ours with you. Dive into Alpenglow Stories to stay up to date on expeditions in the field, read blogs, and get tips and tricks from guides.

The conical peak of Nevado Sajama.

“More Than Just a Climbing Trip”: Mike Pond on the Mountains of Bolivia

In November 2023, Alpenglow guide Mike Pond returned to Bolivia for the fifth time for a private climbing trip. Moreover, it reminded us of our responsibility as climbers to listen to the mountains. As much as we may think of ourselves as mountain guides, it is equally as important to remember that the mountains guide us as well.
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One of three peaks climbed during Alpenglow Expeditions' Ecuador Climbing School intro to high-altitude mountaineering course.

Only a Few Spots Remaining in Ecuador!

For aspiring climbers seeking the perfect introduction to high-altitude pursuits, Alpenglow Expeditions’ Ecuador Climbing School offers an ideal blend of instruction, exploration, and hands-on experience.
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Climbers on the summit of Ama Dablam.

Build Your Dream Expedition

At Alpenglow Expeditions, we understand that climbing can be a deeply personal journey, shaped by individual aspirations, preferences, and timelines. For those seeking the pinnacle of personalized adventure, Alpenglow Expeditions’ private expeditions offer an unparalleled opportunity to tailor-make your dream climb.
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An alpine climber wearing yellow ascending a snowy slope

Discover the Heart of the Andes: Alpenglow Expeditions’ Peru Climbing School

The Peru Climbing School is Alpenglow’s most immersive introductory expedition—anyone can join us to climb Yanapaccha (17,913’/5,460m) and Pisco (18,871’/5,752m). We chose the Cordillera Blanca because its allure lies in its diversity, from gentle slopes offering stunning vistas to challenging, unforgiving climbs that test the limits of even the most seasoned adventurers.
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Climbing a Classic High Sierra Traverse in Just 2 Days

Written by Mike Pond, Photos by Lorenzo Riano 40 hours, 20 miles, 13,804 feet of elevation gain, Five 14ers, one epic adventure There are many ways a climb can be…
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Backcountry Skiing in Chile with Sydney Duncan

  Sydney Duncan spends her winters in Tahoe as a ski guide and AIARE Avalanche Course instructor. In summer, she migrates north, alpine guiding in the Cascades. This September, she’s…
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Choosing your Ice Axe

  Part 2: If you grab your crampons, chances are you’ll want an ice axe too. {Read Part 1:  How to Pick Crampons} Ice Axes and Crampons often go hand…
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Rock Climbing on Donner Summit

Donner Summit (located near Truckee, California) has some of the best climbing that California has to offer! There is an incredible range of options and challenges for all levels of…
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