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Stories: Rapid Ascent

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.

Embark on the ultimate challenge and adventure with Alpenglow Expeditions on Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak (29,032 feet/8,848 meters). Our exceptional approach and extensive expertise ensure the highest levels of safety and success. With operations on the North Side since 2015, we prioritize stability and security. Trust in our experienced Sherpa, guides, and support staff for an unparalleled climbing journey.

Alpenglow Is Returning to Everest and Cho Oyu

  After a recent announcement that China will be opening its borders to tourism, we are thrilled to share that Alpenglow is returning to Cho Oyu in 2023 and the…
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The South Side of Everest is Overcrowded with Inexperienced Climbers

The rise in High-altitude mountaineering’s popularity has caused a massive annual increase in the number of people attempting to climb Mt. Everest. To be clear, we do not see this…
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Why Climb Cho Oyu w/ Alpenglow?

When it comes to tackling the Himalayas, few mountains are as alluring as Cho Oyu. Standing at a staggering 26,864 feet tall, Cho Oyu is the sixth tallest mountain in…
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Cho Oyu vs. Manaslu

For many people trying to prepare for Everest, climbing an 8,000m peak the fall before heading to Everest is the best way to get the experience necessary to find success….
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Why Alpenglow Guide Topo Mena is Excited for Pakistan 2023

Last year during Alpenglow’s annual International Guides Meeting, we asked the guides what their favorite expedition of the year was. Topo’s answer? Gasherbrum II. We asked him to share a…
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An Inside Look on a Successful Summit of Aconcagua

  Day-to-Day on South America’s Tallest Peak On January 23rd, 2023, Alpenglow Guide Roberto ‘Tico’ Morales summited Aconcagua (22,837′/6,961m) with clients Nate and Ryan. Despite challenging conditions thus far in…
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Updates from the ’22/’23 Aconcagua Climbing Season

The 2023 climbing season on Aconcagua has been nothing short of challenging. High winds, heavy snows, and bitter cold have hindered many summit attempts on the mountain throughout the season,…
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Alpenglow Eyes a Return to the North Side of Everest in 2023

Written by Robert Kyte Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alpenglow has been forced to cease operations on the North Side of Everest due to China’s strict zero-covid border…
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Alpenglow’s Return to the 360° Route on Aconcagua

Written by Robert Kyte   We are so excited to announce our return to the famed 360° Route for the 2022 climbing season!   Why Climb Aconcagua with Alpenglow? There…
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Alpenglow’s Success on Makalu via Rapid Ascent

Written by Griffin Mims, International Coordinator On May 12th, 2022, Alpenglow team members Christina Ochs, Topo Mena, Ngima Tenzing Sherpa, and Phu Rita Sherpa summited the 5th tallest peak in…
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