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Skill Level: Intermediate 3 Days

South Lake Tahoe AIARE 2 Avalanche Course

Historically the Level 2 Avalanche Course has been the entry-level professional course for ski guides, patrollers and forecasters. In the…

Skill Level: Advanced 1 Day

South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 3.0

We are now offering South Lake based winter courses!  The third part in our three-part Intro to Backcountry course series,…

Skill Level: Intermediate 1 day

South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 2.0

We are now offering South Lake based winter courses! This is the second part in our three-part intro to backcountry…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 Day

South Lake Tahoe AIARE Avalanche Rescue

This one day course in South Lake Tahoe is designed to keep backcountry travelers up to date on best practices…

Skill Level: Intermediate 18 Days

Peak Lenin Rapid Ascent Expedition

Aug 06, 2023 - Aug 23, 2023 (more dates)

Located in the Pamir Mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Peak Lenin towers at 23,400’, 7,134m. Our Peak Lenin Rapid Ascent expedition is…

Skill Level: Advanced 35 Days

Makalu Rapid Ascent™

Apr 22, 2022 - May 26, 2022 (more dates)
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Alpenglow Expeditions is excited to offer this expedition to Makalu (27,766’ / 8463m), the fifth tallest mountain in the world.…

Skill Level: Intermediate 3 days

Women's AIARE 2 Avalanche

Feb 25, 2022 - Feb 27, 2022 (more dates)
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The Level 2 Avalanche course is designed to meet the needs of advanced recreational students who are looking to advance…

Skill Level: Intermediate 3 Days

Private Frog Lake Hut Tour

Come ski incredible and seldom accessed terrain with us on this epic 3-day, 2-night backcountry trip based at Frog Lake.…

Skill Level: Introductory 3 Days

AIARE 1 - 3 Day Avalanche Course

Nov 25, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022 (more dates)

This is a comprehensive, entry-level avalanche course designed for those with basic ski/snowboard touring experience. It will be 3-days of…

Skill Level: Intermediate 15 Days

Vinson Massif Expedition

Dec 29, 2022 - Jan 09, 2023 (more dates)
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This unique expedition offers an incredible adventure to the remote interior of Antarctica to climb the tallest peak in Antarctica…

Skill Level: Intermediate 11 Days

Carstensz Pyramid Expedition

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2022 DATES TBD: Located on the remote Island of West Papua, the Carstenz Pyramid is a mesmerizing limestone peak that…

Skill Level: Advanced 21 Days

Denali Expedition

Jun 17, 2023 - Jul 07, 2023 (more dates)

As one of the renown "7-summits" and the tallest peak in North America, Denali (20,310'/6,190m) is a classic mountain and…

Skill Level: Intermediate 4 days

Frog Lake Ski Hut Tour

Dec 29, 2022 - Jan 02, 2023 (more dates)

Come ski incredible and seldom accessed terrain with us on this epic 3-day, 2-night backcountry trip based at Frog Lake.…

Skill Level: Introductory 3 Days

AIARE 1 - Hut Based Avalanche Course

Dec 27, 2023 - Dec 29, 2023 (more dates)
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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to complete your AIARE I Avalanche course in this fully immersive, 3-day, 2-night backcountry…

Skill Level: Intermediate 16 Days

Women's Ecuador Climbing Expedition

Aug 05, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023 (more dates)

Climb technical routes on the high peaks of Ecuador on this all-female expedition in Ecuador. This expedition is led by…

Skill Level: Introductory 5 days

5-Day Mountaineering School

May 11, 2023 - May 15, 2023 (more dates)

On the northeast side of Shasta is the Hotlum Glacier, the perfect training ground for those wanting to learn the…

Skill Level: Advanced 3 days

3-Day West Face Ski Trip

Apr 21, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023 (more dates)

Summit Mount Shasta and experience 4,000+ feet of incredible skiing on the massive West Face. This 3-day ski mountaineering trip…

Skill Level: Any 3 days

3-Day West Face Climb

May 05, 2023 - May 07, 2023 (more dates)

Climb Mount Shasta via the secluded West Face while learning important mountaineering skills. Spending 3 days on the peak is…

Skill Level: Intermediate 2 days

2-Day Avalanche Gulch Climb

May 13, 2023 - May 14, 2023 (more dates)

This direct 2-day route is a rewarding and fast-paced option to summit Mount Shasta, the jewel of Northern California, at…

Skill Level: Intermediate Advanced 2 Days

Teen Backcountry 3.0

May 01, 2021 - May 02, 2021 (more dates)

The third part in our three-part Intro to Backcountry course series, this course is designed to be your child's formal…

Skill Level: Advanced 32 Days

Gasherbrum II Rapid Ascent™

Jun 24, 2023 - Jul 25, 2023 (more dates)

Climb Gasherbrum II in Rapid Ascent™  style - At 26,362', 8,034m, Gasherbrum II is the 13th tallest mountain in the…

Skill Level: Intermediate 16 Days

K2 & G2 Rapid Ascent™ Base Camp Trek

Jun 24, 2023 - Jul 09, 2023 (more dates)

Trek through the storied Karakoram Mountain Range in northern Pakistan to the Base Camps of two of the worlds tallest…

Skill Level: Intermediate Advanced 1 Day

Intermediate Backcountry Ski Tour

Nov 27, 2022 (more dates)

This expedition is for those who are looking to gain more experience in the backcountry, but already have the basics…

Skill Level: Introductory 2 Days

Teen AIARE 1 Avalanche Course

This is a comprehensive, entry-level avalanche course designed for teenagers (ages 13-18) with basic ski/snowboard touring experience. There are no…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 Day

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

Mar 12, 2023 (more dates)

In this course you'll learn the basics of glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Take this course in Lake Tahoe, California…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 Day

Intro to Mountaineering

Mar 11, 2023 (more dates)

Learn the skills necessary to begin taking the first steps towards the high peak of your dreams. This course can…

Skill Level: Intermediate 16 Days

Lhakpa Ri Rapid Ascent™

Apr 29, 2023 - May 14, 2023 (more dates)

Climb Lhakpa Ri in 16 days with Alpenglow Expeditions Rapid Ascent™. This is a fantastic opportunity to test your skills…

Skill Level: Introductory 6 Days

Mount Elbrus Rapid Ascent™

Aug 05, 2023 - Aug 10, 2023 (more dates)

Unfortunately, we have cancelled our 2022 Elbrus season* Climb Mount Elbrus in six days with Alpenglow's cutting edge Rapid Ascent™…

Skill Level: Intermediate

Single Run through Tram Ridge Backcountry

Nov 27, 2022 (more dates)

Ski and ride outside the ski area boundaries of Lake Tahoe’s premier resort with Alpenglow’s AMGA certified guides. Riding the…

Skill Level: Any Introductory 4-hours

Shirley Canyon Snowshoe Tours

Nov 27, 2022 (more dates)

Join a group snowshoe tour on Sunday mornings at 10:30am! In this 4-hour tour, a professional guide will lead you…

Skill Level: Introductory 2 Days

Women's Backcountry 1.0 & 2.0

Jan 28, 2023 - Jan 29, 2023 (more dates)

This women’s introduction to backcountry skiing and riding clinic is a two-day package consisting of our Backcountry 1.0 and 2.0…

Skill Level: Introductory 2 Days

AIARE 1 - 2 Day Hybrid Avalanche Course

Dec 03, 2022 - Dec 04, 2022 (more dates)

This course will include online classroom learning and two full days in the field! Please read the overview and itinerary…

Skill Level: Intermediate 9 Days

Ojos del Salado Rapid Ascent™

Jan 14, 2023 - Jan 22, 2023 (more dates)

Climb the world's highest volcano in just 9 days! Enjoy intimate knowledge of the Andes Mountains, while being lead by an Alpenglow…

Skill Level: Introductory Intermediate Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

Kids Rock Climbing Camp

May 29, 2023 - Jun 02, 2023 (more dates)

Our new 5-Day Kids Rock Climbing Camp is a great way to get your kids outside for a week of…

Skill Level: Advanced 14 Days

Ama Dablam Rapid Ascent™

Oct 24, 2022 - Nov 06, 2022 (more dates)

By utilizing Hypoxico tents for 1 month prior to departure (this is required & the tent rental fee is included…

Skill Level: Introductory 16 Days

Cordillera Huayhuash Trek

Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 (more dates)

The famed Huayhuash of the Cordillera Blanca is a stunning trek at high altitude. Trekking with Alpenglow Expeditions in Peru…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 day

AIARE Avalanche Rescue

Nov 26, 2022 (more dates)

This one day course is designed to keep backcountry travelers up to date on best practices and gear for avalanche…

Skill Level: Intermediate 3 days

AIARE 2 Avalanche Course

Dec 16, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 (more dates)

Historically the Level 2 Avalanche Course has been the entry-level professional course for ski guides, patrollers and forecasters. In the…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 Day

Backcountry 1.0

Nov 25, 2022 (more dates)

This is the first part in our three-part intro to backcountry series. Please see Backcountry 2.0 and 3.0 for more…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 Day

South Lake Tahoe Backcountry 1.0

Now offering South Lake based winter courses! This is the first part in our three-part intro to backcountry series. Please…

Skill Level: Intermediate 1 day

Backcountry 2.0

Nov 26, 2022 (more dates)

This is the second part in our three-part intro to backcountry series. Please see Backcountry 1.0 for an overview of…

Skill Level: Advanced

High Sierra Alpine Climbing

The High Sierra, known as the range of light, has many 14,000' peaks and stunning backdrops as Ansel Adams showed us in…

Skill Level: Any 4 Hours

Private Half Day of Rock Climbing

May 10, 2022 - Nov 01, 2022 (more dates)

A private half day allows you to name the goals and dates for your day of climbing at Donner Summit. Choose a morning…

Skill Level: Any Any Length

Private Full Day of Rock Climbing

May 10, 2022 - Nov 01, 2022 (more dates)

A private full day of rock climbing with Alpenglow allows you to name the dates and location for your day with one of…

Skill Level: Introductory 3 Days

Private AIARE 1 Course

This is a comprehensive, entry level avalanche course designed for those with basic ski / snowboard touring experience. There are…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 Day

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Oct 08, 2022 (more dates)

Learn the basics of rock climbing movement, belaying and the importance of good communication. All while enjoying the weather and…

Skill Level: Intermediate 1 Day

Lovers Leap Rock Climbing

May 15, 2022 - Nov 01, 2022 (more dates)

Located along the South Fork of the American river, the towering cliffs of Lovers Leap have long drawn climbers to…

Skill Level: Introductory 2 Days

South Lake Tahoe AIARE 1: 2-Day Avalanche Course

Dec 10, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022 (more dates)

This course will include online classroom learning and two full days in the field! Please read the overview and itinerary…

Skill Level: Advanced 1 Day

Backcountry 3.0

Jan 21, 2023 (more dates)

The third part in our three-part Intro to Backcountry course series, this course is designed to be your formal introduction…

Skill Level: Introductory 9 days

Ecuador Climbing School

Nov 26, 2022 - Dec 04, 2022 (more dates)
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7 day extension available for 19,347' Cotopaxi and 20,564' Chimborazo for just $2200! See itinerary for details. Join our Ecuador…

Skill Level: Introductory 15 Days

Peru Climbing School

Jun 17, 2023 - Jul 01, 2023 (more dates)

Progressively learn mountaineering skills. Explore Huaraz, the mountaineering capital of South America. Small team size and low ratio of climbers…

Skill Level: Introductory 1/2 Day

Half Day Family Rock Climbing

May 15, 2022 - Nov 01, 2022 (more dates)

Full day options are available! Enjoy spending time with family or friends on the beautiful granite cliffs of Lake Tahoe.…

Skill Level: Intermediate 1 Day

Learn to Lead Climb

Oct 08, 2022 (more dates)

Learning to safely lead climb is a milestone as a climber, and doing so with the instruction of a professional…

Skill Level: Introductory 9 Days

Volcanoes of Mexico

Dec 10, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 (more dates)

The volcanoes climbed on this trip are achievements in their own right, but also act as excellent preparation for intermediate…

Skill Level: Intermediate 1 day

Palisades Tahoe Backcountry Tours

Ski and ride outside the ski area boundaries of Lake Tahoe’s premier resort with Alpenglow’s AMGA certified guides. Riding the…

Skill Level: Any

Half Day Palisades Tahoe Backcountry Tour

Half day option accessing the Tram Ridge zone outside of the Broken Arrow terrain of Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort. Ski…

Skill Level: Intermediate 8 Days

Chile Backcountry Ski Adventure

Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022 (more dates)

The perfect next step for backcountry ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Touring the volcanic peaks of southern Chile provides a fun…

Skill Level: Introductory Intermediate 21 Days

Mera Peak Ski Expedition

Oct 08, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022 (more dates)

Experience the Himalaya on skis, the ultimate way to experience this mountain range. Learn high altitude climbing and skiing skills…

Skill Level: Advanced 35 Days

Mount Everest North Side Rapid Ascent™ Expedition

Apr 23, 2023 - May 27, 2023 (more dates)
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Summit the world's tallest peak from the North Side - without the crowds or the risk of the South Side…

Skill Level: Introductory 1 Day

Rock Anchoring & Gear Placement

Oct 15, 2022 (more dates)

Become familiar with equalization principles and protection used in rock climbing. Learn how to safely set up your own top-rope…

Skill Level: Intermediate 1 Day

Self Rescue for Rock Climbers

Oct 08, 2022 (more dates)

You're experienced, but what do you do when your leader falls and can't get down on her own? This course…

Skill Level: Intermediate 1 day

Intro to Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

May 15, 2022 - Nov 01, 2022 (more dates)

A private multi-pitch climbing course with Alpenglow allows you to pick the date for your day with one of our AMGA certified rock guides. Call…

Skill Level: Advanced 30 Days

Ama Dablam

Oct 08, 2022 - Nov 06, 2022 (more dates)

This expedition includes an experienced Western guide. Ama Dablam is an ideal stepping stone to more independent expeditions on big…

Skill Level: Any 1 Day

Private Ski Guiding

Private ski guiding allows you to customize your day for up to 5 skiers and riders. Most interested in backcountry…

Skill Level: Advanced Custom

High Sierra Backcountry Tours

Surrounded by 14,000' peaks and stunning backdrops, the backcountry touring in the High Sierra is some of the finest in…

Skill Level: Introductory 4 Hours

Private Snowshoe Tours

Snowshoe in beautiful Lake Tahoe with Alpenglow! Our snowshoe tours are led by qualified guides who are able to show…

Skill Level: Any Flexible

Custom Climbing School

Teaching mountain skills is what Adrian Ballinger founded Alpenglow Expeditions on. Call or email to start planning your customized climbing…

Skill Level: Any Any Length

Custom Trek

Customized treks allow you to name the dates and location anywhere in the world. Give us a call to start…

Skill Level: Advanced 1 Day

Truckee Skyline Traverse

Please call the office to make a reservation (877-873-5376). A must-do tour for any California backcountry skier, this ski day…

Skill Level: Advanced 15 Days

Alpamayo and Quitaraju Expedition

Jul 01, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023 (more dates)

Alpamayo (19,512 feet/5,947 meters) is the gem of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. Ever since it was first climbed in…

Skill Level: Intermediate 14 Days

Aconcagua Rapid Ascent™

Dec 17, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022 (more dates)

Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Western hemisphere, topping out at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters). This prominent peak translates…

Skill Level: Introductory 5 days

Cotopaxi Rapid Ascent™

Nov 23, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022 (more dates)

Climb a 19,000' mountain in just five days! On this trip, you will be able to fly from home and…

Skill Level: Intermediate 18 Days

Climb Pisco and Chopicalqui

Jun 13, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023 (more dates)

Build basic high altitude mountaineering skills. Become familiar with expedition living, carrying a pack on crevassed terrain, and camping at…

Skill Level: Any

Custom Ski Trip

Customized ski trips allow you to name the dates and location anywhere in the world. Give us a call to start…

Skill Level: Advanced 28 Days

Cho Oyu Rapid Ascent™

Sep 04, 2022 - Oct 01, 2022 (more dates)

Climb Cho Oyu in Rapid Ascent™ style- At 26,906' /8201m, Cho Oyu is the sixth tallest mountain in the world…

Skill Level: Introductory 14 Days

Climb Mount Elbrus

Jul 22, 2023 - Aug 04, 2023 (more dates)

Unfortunately, we have cancelled our Elbrus 2022 season* Climb Mount Elbrus, Europe’s Seven Summit and explore St. Petersburg and Moscow.…

Skill Level: Advanced 14 Days

Climb Artesonraju

Jul 16, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 (more dates)

Ideal for experienced technical climbers who excel at altitude. Small team size and low climber to guide ratio (2:1).  Climb with…

Skill Level: Intermediate 9 Days

Ecuador Ring of Fire Ski Expedition

Nov 26, 2022 - Dec 04, 2022 (more dates)

7 day extension available for 19,347' Cotopaxi and 20,564' Chimborazo for just $2200! See itinerary for details. Learn high altitude…

Skill Level: Introductory 20 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

Apr 17, 2022 - May 06, 2022 (more dates)

Trek to Everest Base Camp and gain unparalleled perspectives while trekking alongside Sherpa, guides, and climbers who are continuing on…

Skill Level: Introductory 8 Days

Torres del Paine Trek

Experience glaciers, mountains, glacial lakes, and flora and fauna that exist nowhere else on earth. Alpenglow uses an extensive lodge…

Skill Level: Any Any

Custom Climb

Creating custom expeditions to any peak in the world is part of our DNA. Every year we put together countless…

Skill Level: Introductory 9 Days

Climb Kilimanjaro

Jan 07, 2023 - Jan 15, 2023 (more dates)

Extend your adventure to include the extraordinary Safari for just $2,200. The combination of Alpenglow's internationally certified guides and the premier…

Skill Level: Intermediate 16 Days

Climb Pequeño Alpamayo, Huayna Potosi & Illimani

Jul 22, 2023 - Aug 06, 2023 (more dates)

Spend two days exploring the vast Andean highlands and the bustling city of La Paz, then an additional two days…