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Stories: Everest

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.

Adrian Ballinger climbing up Makalu during his ski descent of Makalu

Why Hire an IFMGA-Certified Guide for Climbing 8000-Meter Peaks?

In high altitude environments, having a skilled and experienced guide is not just beneficial: it’s crucial for ensuring safety and success. This is where the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) certification comes into play, providing assurance and expertise to stack every card in your favor while climbing at 8,000 meters.
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Everest 2024: The Exciting Return to the North Side!

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What Sets Alpenglow’s Everest Program Apart?

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Leadership Sets Us Apart On Everest

Our Mount Everest expedition leader, Adrian Ballinger, has 8 summits of Everest, and has been guiding on the mountain for over a decade.
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Have you failed on the South Side of Mount Everest?

There are many small factors that can lead to a successful or failed attempt on Everest. The south side of Everest, however, has many more factors that lend themselves to failure than the North Side.
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The Importance of a Qualified Team on Mount Everest

You want to choose the right team to climb Mount Everest with, made up of certified mountain guides and trained, experienced Sherpa.
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Alpenglow’s Everest Approach Sets a New Standard for Ethical Climbing

Alpenglow Expeditions is changing how Mt. Everest is climbed through conscious risk mitigation, environmental stewardship, and worker safety and inclusivity.
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Questions To Ask Before Joining An Everest Expedition

Choosing which guiding company to climb Everest with should be done carefully and after getting answers to all of the questions below.
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Two hikers standing in front of a yellow expedition tent at Everest Base Camp with a view of Everest in the background

Food on Everest: What to Eat and How it Gets to the Mountain

What do climbers eat on Everest? What food does the Alpenglow team bring, how does it get to Everest, and who cooks it?
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How to Become a Mountaineer in Two Weeks

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