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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.

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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Alpenglow’s Everest Approach Sets a New Standard for Ethical Climbing

Alpenglow Expeditions is changing how Mt. Everest is climbed through conscious risk mitigation, environmental stewardship, and worker safety and inclusivity.
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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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Two hikers standing in front of a yellow expedition tent at Everest Base Camp with a view of Everest in the background

Food on Everest: What to Eat and How it Gets to the Mountain

What do climbers eat on Everest? What food does the Alpenglow team bring, how does it get to Everest, and who cooks it?
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How to Become a Mountaineer in Two Weeks

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Why Adrian Cancelled Alpenglow’s 2014 Everest Expedition

A reflection from 2014 on why Adrian Ballinger Cancelled the 2014 Everest Expedition.
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Why Isn’t Alpenglow Guiding Everest in 2023?

Dive into why Alpenglow Expeditions is not climbing Everest in 2023
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The Hazards of the South Side of Mount Everest

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The South Side of Everest is Overcrowded with Inexperienced Climbers

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