No Snow = Time For Technical Skills
While Tahoe’s snowpack may be underwhelming, these are the perfect conditions for technical skills courses like Ice Climbing, Intro to Mountaineering, Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue, and Backcountry 3.0: Intro to Ski Mountaineering!
As mountain professionals, we think it is a valuable skill to be flexible and pivot your objectives given the conditions, which is why we recommend learning these technical skills until the snow flies!
Our Private Ice Climbing is the perfect 2:1 client-to-guide ratio for learning or advancing your multi-pitch ice climbing skill set. Call the office at (877)873-5376 or email us at email@example.com to reserve your Private Ice Climbing course.
INTRO TO MOUNTAINEERING
Our Intro to Mountaineering course will teach you basic mountaineering skills in just one day! This beginner mountaineering course can be combined with Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue to be a complete two-day course.
GLACIER TRAVEL & CREVASSE RESCUE
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue includes practice roped travel, self-rescue, partner rescue, equipment choices, use, and inspection. It is a great course to take before tackling any glaciated summit.
BACKCOUNTRY 3.0: INTRO TO SKI MOUNTAINEERING
Lastly, Backcountry 3.0 is our Intro to Ski Mountaineering course. In this course, you’ll learn advanced backcountry skills on how to safely approach steep lines while adding non-standard tools like ice axe, crampons and harnesses to your touring tool kit. Both skiers and splitboarders are welcome in this course. We offer this course in both North and South Lake Tahoe.
A Brief History of KilimanjaroKilimanjaro, the majestic Roof of Africa and one of the world’s Seven Summits, stands as a sentinel in Tanzania, its snow-capped peak piercing the sky at 19,341’/5,895m above sea level. But beyond its towering presence lies a rich history held by the indigenous peoples who have long called this region home, and the intrepid adventurers who have since scaled its slopes.
The Allure of Ama DablamIt’s fair to say that Ama Dablam might be the most visually recognizable mountain in the world. There’s simply no other peak that stands so distinctly apart from its surrounding landscape, despite the fact that it’s backdropped by Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. With its distinctive pyramid-shaped summit adorned with hanging glaciers and sheer rock faces, Ama Dablam is an iconic peak that has captured the imagination of mountaineers for decades.
From Nebraska to Peru: Griffin Mims on AlpamayoThis week, I spoke with Griffin Mims, Alpenglow’s International Coordinator and one I am grateful to call friend. I’m excited to share a piece of Griffin’s journey with you from his June 2023 expedition to Alpamayo in Peru, where he climbed a dream line to the summit of a dream peak.