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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.

Manaslu Team in Samagaon

We just received a satellite call from Adrian, with the team in the village of Samagaon, at 11,500ft on the flanks of Mt Manaslu.  It sounds like they had an…
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Ama Dablam Cleanup Expedition, October 2010

The Mountain: Ama Dablam (6856m, 22,525ft) sits in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal, three days walk from Mt. Everest. Since its first ascent in 1961 by an American-led team, the…
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New Trips Announced! Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Lhakpa Ri

Alpenglow Expeditions is excited to offer three new expeditions and treks in the upcoming year. These all come from requests and research from you, so thanks for helping drive us…
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Denali Preparations

Adrian, Joe and Aaron have made it to AK. But it is not quite time for climbing yet. The next 2 to 3 days will be spent shopping for food…
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“Edge of the World” – 14,000′ on Denali

Our latest dispatch comes from a place that looks like the Edge of the World. The team has made camp at 14,000ft, and from here report that there is a…
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In Lhasa and Cho Oyu-Bound

Hello from Tibet! After 40 hours of international flights to Kathmandu, 3 days of organizing gear, permits, and logistics in Kathmandu, an unbelievable mountain flight over Everest, and a couple…
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Traveling in Tibet

Hello from Tingri, our last stop prior to Cho Oyu Basecamp! It is really exciting to be here, as it finally feels like we are close to the mountain. In…
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Advanced Base Camp on Cho Oyu, 18,700′

The latest dispatch from our climbers finds them at Advance Base Camp on Cho Oyu, at 18,700ft. All 8 of them are happy, healthy and fit. They have been busy…
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Cho Oyu – Advanced Base Camp

Hello from 18,711 feet, ABC on Cho Oyu. The team has been here for almost a week now, and we are itching to be moving higher on the mountain. Russ…
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Edward Rogers – Photos from Cho Oyu

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