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Stories: Guides

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.

Ski guide Isaac Laredo stands in front of a tent on Mount Shasta

The Shasta Effect with Isaac Laredo

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.
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Master mountaineering on Pequeño Alpamayo and Huayna Potosi with the help of professional mountain guides. Extend your adventure to scale the majestic Illimani. Unforgettable mountaineering experiences await in Bolivia.

Exploring Bolivia: A Unique and Ideal Intermediate Mountaineering Destination

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).
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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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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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Prepare for 8,000m with Alpenglow Expeditions' Peak Lenin Expedition. This climb serves as the perfect 7,000m preparation, an essential milestone for reaching higher altitudes. Experience multiple camps, glacial climbing, and an acclimatization rotation, all while enjoying exhilarating climbing at high altitude. As you ascend Peak Lenin, a majestic peak towering above the valley, you'll not only soak in stunning vistas but also acquire the expertise to advance towards 8,000m peaks. Embark on a transformative journey to elevate your climbing career.

Exploring Kyrgyzstan’s Alpine on Peak Lenin

Peak Lenin presents a unique and formidable challenge with moderately technical climbing and an engaging descent for advanced ski mountaineers.
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How to Climb Your First 8000er: Cho Oyu Rapid Ascent

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Exploring Kilimanjaro with Alpenglow Expeditions

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.
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The Importance of Hiring a Certified Mountain Guide for Your Kilimanjaro Expedition

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.
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The ‘Easiest’ 8000er: Cho Oyu Rapid Ascent with Alpenglow Expeditions

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.
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Update from Aconcagua

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