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This week I connected with Alpenglow guide Isaac Laredo to talk about Mt. Shasta. With experience guiding in Northern California, the Eastern Sierra, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Japan, Mt. Shasta represents the place where his guiding career began in earnest.
Bolivia is the intermediate mountaineer’s hidden gem, offering a unique blend of adventure, challenge, and cultural richness. Nestled in the Southern Andes, Bolivia’s diverse landscapes and towering peaks make it an ideal destination for growing climbers seeking to expand their skills on Pequeño Alpamayo (17,482’/5,329m), Huayna Potosi (19,975’/6,088m), and Illimani (21,125′/6439m).
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.
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.
Peak Lenin presents a unique and formidable challenge with moderately technical climbing and an engaging descent for advanced ski mountaineers.
Embarking on a journey to summit Mount Kilimanjaro is a dream for many adventurers, and with Alpenglow Expeditions’ expert guidance, unparalleled 24/7 logistical support, optional safari extension, and a commitment to safety and sustainability, our journey to one of the world’s Seven Summits is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Embarking on a journey to scale Mount Kilimanjaro has been a dream for countless climbers and adventurers for decades. However, when it comes to choosing the right guide, the decision can be overwhelming. While local operators may seem like a cost-effective option, there are compelling reasons why entrusting your Kilimanjaro expedition to a professionally certified mountain guide service is the wisest choice to reach one of the world’s Seven Summits.
Straddling the border between Nepal and Tibet, Cho Oyu is often regarded as the “easiest” 8,000-meter peak. For those drawn to its high reaches, Alpenglow Expeditions offers a unique opportunity to attempt its summit through our Cho Oyu Rapid Ascent Expedition.