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Stories: Everest

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.

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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Everest 2024: The Exciting Return to the North Side!

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What Sets Alpenglow’s Everest Program Apart?

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An aerial shot of a high camp on Peak Lenin

Trash on Everest

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Leadership Sets Us Apart On Everest

Our Mount Everest expedition leader, Adrian Ballinger, has 8 summits of Everest, and has been guiding on the mountain for over a decade.
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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 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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Questions To Ask Before Joining An Everest Expedition

Choosing which guiding company to climb Everest with should be done carefully and after getting answers to all of the questions below.
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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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