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Stories: Rock Climbing

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.

guided multi-pitch rock climbing at Lovers Leap in Lake Tahoe with professional mountain guides

Rock Climbing Courses: Choose the One That’s Right for You

Written by Robert Kyte At Alpenglow Expeditions, it is our mission to offer an array of options wide enough to accommodate climbers of any experience level. Whether you’re brand new…
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What makes the Continuous Lifeline System So Special?

Via Ferrata has been around for a long time! Originating in Italy via ferrata quickly became a popular recreational activity. Today there are over 400 Via Ferratas in Italy alone…
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Gym to High Sierra Climber: The Progression

Written by Mike Pond and Amy Olson;   High Sierra photos by Lorenzo Riano Have you been bitten with the climbing bug? Whether you recently discovered climbing and are intrigued…
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Climbing a Classic High Sierra Traverse in Just 2 Days

Written by Mike Pond, Photos by Lorenzo Riano 40 hours, 20 miles, 13,804 feet of elevation gain, Five 14ers, one epic adventure There are many ways a climb can be…
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Reopening Guiding Operations in Tahoe National Forest

  Saturday, May 16, 2020 Today, we are beyond excited to announce that we finally have a concrete plan for our first stage of reopening after the threat of COVID-19…
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Modifications to Tahoe Via Guiding Operations

Alpenglow Expeditions is committed to doing our part in the mitigation of COVID-19, as well as complying with local and state guidelines. Our reopening plan includes many modifications to how…
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What’s new for the Tahoe Via in 2020?

  We’re Building a New Route With a low snow February, we’ve already been able to get out on the Tram Face and scout out a plan for a new…
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How to pick Crampons?

  While the use for crampons is all the same, not all crampons are created equally. Some are made from aluminum, others from steel. Some have 8 points, others 14….
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What’s in Adrian’s Closet?

  “Frostbite is Failure” Interview with Adrian Ballinger: A run-through of every climbing shoe and mountain boot in his arsenal. Mountain guides may be the most shoe-obsessed people on the…
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What’s Great About the “End of Summer” in Tahoe?

It’s that peculiar time in Tahoe past Labor Day when everyone seems to be worried about the “end of summer.” There’s a frenzy to squeeze in one more beach day…
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