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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.

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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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 North Side of Mount Everest

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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Guide Interview: Emily Sotomayor

Meet Alpenglow Guide, Emily Sotomayor!
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Remembering Aaron Livingston

On Monday, September 4th, 2023, the Alpenglow family lost one of our own. Aaron Livingston was a key member of our California guide team and an incredible friend, mentor, and human.
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