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Stories: Podcast

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.

Graham Cooper standing on the summit of Mount Everest in 2024 with Alpenglow Expeditions team.

Episode 05: Adrian Ballinger – Everest Season Recap

After full team success on Mt. Everest for the Alpenglow Expeditions crew, Adrian and Sam connect in person to recap the season.
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Adrian Ballinger on the Duffel Shuffle Podcast at Everest Base Camp on the North Side

Episode 04: Adrian Ballinger – Live from Everest Base Camp

Episode 4 comes to you straight from Everest Base Camp! Sam and Adrian catch up and discuss what has been 4-years in the making: Alpenglow Expeditions’ return to the north side of Mt. Everest since the closure as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Caroline Gleich on the Duffel Shuffle Podcast.

Episode 03: Caroline Gleich – From Skis To The US Senate

In Episode 3 of The Duffel Shuffle, Adrian and Sam sit down with ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich. The start off talking about one of Caroline’s most notable accomplishments, becoming the fourth person and first woman to ski all lines in Andrew McLean’s book, The Chuting Gallery. Following this accomplishment, Caroline set her sights on the greater ranges. With Everest as a goal, Caroline gained experience at altitude in places like Ecuador and Peru, before ultimately finding success on the tallest mountain in the world.
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Esteban Topo Mena on the Duffel Shuffle Podcast.

Episode 02: Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena: From Climbing 8,000m Peaks to Relearning to Walk

In Episode 2 of the Duffel Shuffle Podcast, Adrian sit’s down with Ecuadorian Mountain Guide, and Black Diamond athlete, Topo Mena. Topo talks about his start in climbing, his mentor Iván Vallejo, and a recent accident paragliding. After Topo’s accident, he’s been forced to adjust his perspective on life, and the love he has for the mountains.
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Emily Harrington on the Duffel Shuffle Podcast

Episode 01: Emily Harrington – America’s Best Mountain Athlete?

In this episode of The Duffel Shuffle, we’re joined by the remarkable Emily Harrington, renowned rock climber, mountaineer, skier, and all-around mountain athlete. The conversation delves deep into Emily’s mindset, exploring the physical and mental training required to tackle challenges both on and off the mountain. She candidly discusses her refusal to choose just one sport and instead become a weapon in rock climbing, skiing, and mountaineering.
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