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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.

All Summit Orizaba!

After enduring extraordinarily high winds on Ixta, the team was given a break with mere 50 mph winds on Orizaba! Although the gusts remained high, the skies were clear, and…
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Everest, Beyond the Limit, Season 3

Discovery Channel has finally announced the schedule for Everest- Beyond the Limit, Season 3. I promise I will not be featured, so you should be able to enjoy the show…
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Kilimanjaro Approaches

I have spent the last four New Year’s Eves on the flanks of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and this year will be no exception. But there is a bit of…
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All Summit Kili in Perfect Weather!

A snowstorm swept over the mountain leaving a pristine blanket of white as low as 12,500′. With impeccable timing, the storm broke at 8pm on the 3rd and by this…
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Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari, 2010

What better way to start 2010 than by climbing Africa’s tallest mountain, and then going game viewing in the eighth wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. I am writing…
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Chamonix 2010!

It’s been another incredible season here in Chamonix, and hard to believe it is almost time already to leave for the spring Himalaya season. Time in the Alps always flies…
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Everest Begins!

The team has assembled and the Himalayan climbing season has begun! 18 climbing members, 5 guides, 1 doctor, 22 Sherpa, 8 base camp staff, and 8 trekkers are feeling strong…
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Dingboche and BC Bound

  7 days into our trek to Everest, we are taking a rest day in Dingboche, at 14,500 feet. It’s a beautiful town, completely surrounded by big peaks, including Ama…
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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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