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Stories: Ecuador Climbing School

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Ecuador Climbing School Season Is Here

Join Alpenglow to climb South America’s most formidable peaks!
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How To Run an International Mountaineering Program during a Pandemic

These are uncertain times. While we can’t eliminate all the variables, our team has done a lot of legwork to make it possible to travel as responsibly as possible given…
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Ecuador Climbing School is Underway!

We’re Back! We are beyond excited to welcome climbers back to our international programs for the first time in almost a year. After an 8-month shutdown of our entire international program,…
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COVID-19 Protocols for Expeditions in Ecuador

Following the shut down of our entire international program in March of 2020, Ecuador will be the first country outside of the U.S. that Alpenglow Expeditions will venture back to….
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Choosing your Ice Axe

  Part 2: If you grab your crampons, chances are you’ll want an ice axe too. {Read Part 1:  How to Pick Crampons} Ice Axes and Crampons often go hand…
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Sam Kieckhefer’s First Cotopaxi Rapid Ascent™

On November 26 Alpenglow Operations Manager Sam Kieckhefer departed for Quito, Ecuador to join his first Cotopaxi Rapid Ascent™ Expedition. After becoming a member of the Alpenglow staff last spring,…
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Top 10 Reasons We Love Climbing in Ecuador

Climbing in Ecuador has a lot to offer. We haven’t found the same combination of factors in any other high altitude climbing locations around the world. If you’ve climbed Rainier,…
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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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Family Fun on Cotopaxi – March Expedition

A family that plays together, stays together. At least that’s the way it is for this group of four. David and his three kids are in Ecuador setting their sights…
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March Ecuador Climbing School Underway

School is in Session! On Tuesday our Ecuador Climbing School arrived in Ortavalo to begin their expedition. This season’s team is led by Ignacio Espinosa, more affectionately known by our…
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