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What’s in Adrian’s Closet?

 

“Frostbite is Failure” Interview with Adrian Ballinger: A run-through of every climbing shoe and mountain boot in his arsenal.

Mountain guides may be the most shoe-obsessed people on the planet. From rock shoes to 8,000m boots, every shoe has an ultra-specific purpose. In this interview, Adrian walks us through his favorite La Sportiva footwear for each climbing discipline. Have you ever wanted to take a peek inside Adrian’s closet? This is your chance!

Tahoe Via Ferrata TX4 Approach Shoe

“There are two reasons I really like this shoe for the 

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Kilimanjaro Summit Success

Successful Summit for Kilimanjaro Team

Our Kilimanjaro team had a successful summit of Kilimanjaro on Saturday, July 13. But before we get to summit day, let’s pick up where we left off.

 

Kibo Hut – 15,500’/4724m

Hiking towards Kibo Hut on Kilimanjaro

Leaving Mawenzi Tarn camp at 13,000’/3962m the team walked across the saddle towards the alpine desert eco zone. Guide Will Sperry reported that walking across the saddle and moving from one eco zone to another was a breathtaking moment for the team. At the Kibo Hut, the team felt good after a few folks recovered…

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Climb Kilimanjaro with Guide Will Sperry

Alpenglow is back climbing in Africa once again and we’re headed up Kilimajaro! Tahoe guide Will Sperry is co-guiding alongside our Kilimanjaro mountain guides. Here’s everything that has happened in Tanzania so far during our July 2019 Expedition.

Kilimanjaro Summit

Friday, July 5: Will Sperry: “Made it to Tanzania… with both bags! Picked up at the airport by Florent. Headed to the Arusha Villa”

The hike near Arusha National Park

 

Hiking with Leonard, a local naturalist, near Arusha National Park

Sunday, July 7:

“Went for a great hike with Leonard, a local naturalist today.…

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Kilimanjaro Expedition Underway

Words and images by Logan Talbott

It’s adventure time.

We are ready to head to the mountain – bags are packed, jet lag has been overcome and the team is ready. These first few days here in Tanzania have been filled with incredible food, hiking through the surrounding forests, coffee plantations and lots of packing and logistics. To spice things up we’ve also received a little bit of rain for good measure.

Marjolein and Tima, the owners of the Arusha Villa have made our stay at this fantastic little hotel quite memorable. We’ve got to get to Kili before we…

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Successful Summit on Kilimanjaro

Congratulations on a successful summit for our expedition team on Kilimanjaro (19,341′ / 5895m)! The team made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak) this morning at sunrise. They are currently at the Horombo Hut and tomorrow morning they will descend to Marangu Gate. All is well! ☀️ #AdventureDoneRight

Click here to check out our website. Interested in our international expeditions? For more information shoot us an email at info@alpenglowexpeditions.com or call the office 877-873-5376.…

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Kilimanjaro Expedition Begins

Another #AdventureDoneRight kicks off and our sights are set on the highest point in Africa and one of the famed Seven Summits, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341’ / 5,895m). Climbing Kilimanjaro is the perfect entry to high altitude peaks, allowing climbers to test their ability to acclimatize without needing any technical mountaineering skill. Our current Kilimanjaro expedition is off to a great start. More updates soon!

Click here to check out our website. Interested in our international expeditions? For more information shoot us an email at info@alpenglowexpeditions.com or call the office 877-873-5376.

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When to Climb Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one the most exotic and beautiful trekking expeditions in the world. You travel through every ecological zone in East Africa, have a chance to see some of the most coveted animals on the continent and get to add a world class climb to your resume. Many people climb Kilimanjaro because it is a “trek” that allows you to gain backpacking skills at high altitude. “Trek” means that no technical climbing skills are required. However, just because “Kili” is a trek does not mean you shouldn’t take the mountain seriously. As one of the seven summits, Kilimanjaro is……

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Umbwe Route Photo Album

With Brian Warren and Florent Ipananga as their guides, the Kilimanjaro trekkers all summited on the extremely quiet and beautiful Umbwe route. Here are photographs from their climb with more to follow after their safari, which begins today.…

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All Summit Kili!

Word in from Kilimanjaro! All in the Faller group have summited via the Umbwe Route and are back down in Millenium Camp. Tomorrow, they will descend roughly 5 hours to the gate then head back to Arusha for a little wash and celebration before heading out on safari for a few days. Hopefully, we’ll get some details and photos in the next couple days. Congrats to all!…

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Kilimanjaro Trip Begins

Today sees all the folks from Stanford starting out on their long flights to Africa. Adrian is flying from Denver, through Amsterdam, and the whole team will be meeting up in Tanzania. If they are very lucky, they will get an aerial view like this one from a previous trip (thanks to Mbwana Alliy for the photograph). Later — after a lot of hard work — they will hopefully all see the view from the summit!

If anyone is sad to have missed this opportunity to experience Africa and the thrill of climbing one of the famed Seven Continental Summits,…

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