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#EverestNoFilter Summit Day

At 10pm local time the #EverestNoFilter team of Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards along with Palden Sherpa set out for the summit of Mt Everest from high camp on the North Side. Adrian and Cory are attempting the climb without supplemental oxygen. Palden will be climbing with the aid of supplemental oxygen.

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Everest North Side 2016 – Update for May 16

Everest North Side Update May 16

If you’ve been following along via social media you have likely seen that both teams have been enjoying very stable weather with all team members acclimatizing well. Daily updates can be found by following along on Snapchat – usernames @EverestNoFilter & @AlpenglowExped. Our guides also take amazing photos and upload every few days on Instagram. Follow them at @ZebBlais and @ChadPeele.

#RapidAscent Team resting in ABC

Alpenglow’s Rapid Ascent team of Bryan and Trudi led by all star Chad Peele and supported

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Everest North Side 2016 – Update for May 4

Let me start this blog off with a little public service announcement for all the climbing fans out there. If you have a smartphone, do yourself a favor and download Snapchat and create an account. You don’t have to do anything but follow EverestNoFilter and AlpenglowExped. This unique social media platform allows you to check in with our teams everyday, getting an intimate and unfiltered view of climbing life on the big E!

Ok, now on to the update…

Advance Base Camp on the North Side of Everest. 21,000′.

Everest Rapid Ascent Team

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Everest No Filter & Rapid Ascent

The 2016 Everest season is literally around the corner. We wanted to take some time from our hectic office life and update you on what’s been happening.

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Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards have set their sights high this season and are looking to climb the North Side of Everest without the help of supplementary oxygen. Less than 3% of climbers who have attempted the tallest peak in the world have done so without oxygen and Adrian and Cory will be looking to add their names to this elite list.

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Lake Tahoe Guided Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Education

When Adrian Ballinger moved the headquarters of Alpenglow Expeditions to North Lake Tahoe in California, it was because he believed that the area’s rugged mountains, expansive beauty and community full of world-class athletes offered the motivation and terrain needed for training and prepping for big mountain climbing and skiing expeditions.

Why not work where you train, and vice versa?

True to Adrian’s personal vision we are now able to extend to you the same training options in the mesmerizing terrain of Tahoe and Truckee. With copious amounts of Sierra snow already falling we’re now able to provide excellent guided…

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Vinson & Aconcagua Rapid Ascent

Vinson and Aconcagua Rapid Ascent

Their journey began in early December when the team of 4 climbers and lead guide Adrian Ballinger set out from the United States, traveling to Antarctica. The first objective was the highest point on the continent – 16,077’ Mt. Vinson.…

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Project Makalu – A Return to Nepal

Follow the team at ProjectMakalu.com.

It never fails. I’m sitting in a window seat on the right side of TG319 flying from Bangkok to Kathmandu. We’re flying at 31,000 feet, the monsoonal cloud cover is thick below us, and the tallest peaks in the world, the Himalayan giants that sit on the border between Nepal and Tibet, have just come into view poking out above the clouds. I’ve flown this flight, seen this view, literally dozens of times since 1998. It awes me all over again. I can’t believe I’ve stood on top of some of those…

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Everest, the Earthquake, and Nepal’s Future by Adrian Ballinger, founder of Alpenglow Expeditions

While I was still putting 100 percent of my energy into logistics for our team, and ensuring we did what we could for our friends in Nepal, our team doctor Monica Piris wrote a perfect description of what we experienced and how we felt. If you haven’t already, you can read it here.

Now, the question is this: what can we do to support Nepal’s people after the earthquake? Here’s a short summary of what we at Alpenglow have done and what we hope for in the future.

1. Alpenglow donated $10,000 to the Red Cross of Nepal for…

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Everest Week 2: Team Updates Post Earthquake

Alpenglow’s team is safe in North Side Base Camp, after a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, affecting most parts of the country and areas of China, Tibet, and India. Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to those on the South Side, and throughout Nepal, who have been affected. As we move into week 2 of our expedition, we will continue to post updates about our team, who is remaining in Everest Base Camp on the North Side.

April 26, 2015 – Adrian reported that the team woke up to clear skies, sun, and a fresh coat of snow on Everest. While…

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Everest Season Arrives

Everest season is upon us and with it comes packing, planning, and preparation. The Alpenglow Expeditions team is climbing Everest’s North Side this year, after moving from the South Side in the wake of the 2014 Khumbu Icefall accident. Our guide team leaves the US on April 14th and plans to meet our complete team in Kathmandu on April 20. From there, they will fly to Lhasa, where they’ll visit the Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery. They’ll continue along the Tibetan Plateau until they see Everest and from there, will leave the main road and follow the valley to the…

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