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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.

Everest Base Camp Fun!

Well, we are finally here and settling in at 17, 500 feet in Everest Basecamp. We actually arrived a week ago, on April 10, so lots has been going on….
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Warm and Windy on Lobuche

Over the last couple of days, all team members summited Lobuche, a 20,000′ acclimatization peak, and will spend 2 nights sleeping on the summit. On the 25th, the whole team…
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Heading Up

After two trips up Lobuche and sleeping on the summit for two nights (6090 meters), it was time for a big party in BC to celebrate the end of “Phase…
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Base Camp Boredom, aka The Waiting Game

8000 meter peaks always seem to have a waiting period, and this spring on Everest has been no exception. It is one of the hardest times mentally of the entire…
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Time to Go!

The waiting game is finally over! After 12 days in and around BC, the weather models have finally settled and agreed on a good low wind window coming up. So…
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Summit Push to Start in 4 Hours

We just had a brief satellite phone call from 26,000ft. Our team members are right now at Camp 4 on the South Col, all doing their best to get a…
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All Successfully Summit Everest!

Another quick satellite phone call from 26,000ft: All 12 members, 4 guides and 17 sherpa successfully climbed to the roof of the world, and back down to Camp 4 at…
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All Our Climbers Safely Back in Base Camp

First, the good news: all our climbers are safely back in Base Camp. They have all suffered through slogging up the tallest mountain in the world, achieved their amazing goal…
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Heading for the Snow

Lost baggage and an abnormally wet dry season isn’t getting this team down! They had a great New Year’s on the mountain with a better excuse than I have for…
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Kilimanjaro Climb Has Begun!

Yesterday, the team climbed from the gate of the Rongai Route at 6000′ to the First Cave Camp at 9000′ and will continue hiking today for about eight hours to…
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