Newsletter Fall 2016 



After one of our busiest summer seasons in recent history, fueled by our fellow climber referrals to friends and families, one of the best compliments we received was in route choice, given how they thought the Machame Route was perfect. Our time tested routes are our 9 Day Trip and our 7 Day Machame.

We also were thrilled to have one of our top local guides join our 6 day program in Washington State this year. This was Daniel’s first trip out of Tanzania and his chance to enjoy mountaineering Cascades style (special thanks to climber Meredith Broderick). For 2017 we look to continue guides training with our African guides, present new Alpine Ascents logo uniforms, and as always make sure local wages are atop the pay scale. 

Daniel and guide Eric Murphy in the North Cascades

Machame Route Schedule
December 2 – December 16, 2016
December 17 – December 31, 2016
December 29 – January 12, 2017
January 7 – January 21, 2017
February 3 – February 17, 2017
February 16 – March 2, 2017
June 24 – July 8, 2017
July 6 – July 20, 2017
July 15 – July 29, 2017
July 28 – August 11, 2017
August 10 – August 24, 2017
August 20 – September 3, 2017
September 2 – September 16, 2017
September 14 – September 28, 2017

Lemosho Route Schedule
January 19 – February 4, 2017
February 25 – March 13, 2017 
July 1 – 17, 2017 
August 10 – 26, 2017


Mount Vinson

We still have 2 spaces on our December 15 Mount Vinson Expedition led by Vern Tejas, considered the most experienced antarctic guide in the world.

Our Dec 26 departure is now being offered at a 10% discount with a max team size of 3! 


The Alpine Ascents Foundation

The Alpine Ascents Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people who live in Nepal by providing funds so that students can access education and related resources. 

Our motivation originated from Nepalese families who came to us seeking an education for their children and currently we are fortunate enough to be able to sponsor 54 students so that they can attend school or college.
It is the hope of the Foundation that, through education, these students will enhance their communities by sharing knowledge and generating resources in the future.

For nearly 20 years we have been providing scholarships for Nepali children and more recently built schools and assisted with earthquake relief. Life in Nepal still difficult for many and the Alpine Ascents Foundation operates with minimal to no overhead cost, with donation going directly to Nepal. Please learn more and consider a donation at:


Treks At 10% Off For Early Booking

Looking to next summer we are offering a bevy of unique, tried and true classics treks. From demanding hikes to family friendly each are hand-picked showing off our expertise and love for mountain areas, please contact with any questions and great chance to enjoy the great ranges from Alaska to the Himalayas.

Book during the month of October on any treks during summer, fall and winter of 2017 and receive a 10% discount (does not include Kilimanjaro).

Find all our trekking adventures at: where you will find such trips as:

Trekking in Alaska with Yak Support – Unfettered by heavy packs, as Yaks to do the heavy lifting and you get to enjoy remote Alaska as its most pristine and venture where few can go.

Peru’s Salkantay Mountains which utilizes private boutique lodges and culminates with 2 days in the reverent  Machu Picchu ruins. 

Timeless Landscape and people in Ladakhmountains, monasteries and magnificence.


Women’s Climbs

Request granted to those who have asked as we are offering a women’s only climb on Mt. Rainier (August 20, 2017) and a 6 Day Course (August 6, 2017) in the North Cascades. Trip Details:


Our Facebook Pages and Cybercast Pages

Facebook Company page
This is our main Facebook page with expeditions updates, general announcements and shared links from our guides.

Facebook Group Page
Tends to have more shared pages, articles and a more personal tone about issues related to climbing and the outdoor industry

Facebook Alps Page
Authored by our Alps Director Jonathan Spitzer, photos and updates from our programs in Switzerland and France.

Cybercast Pages

Current climbs updated from the field and our Rainier Cascades Blog noting groups in Washington with updates on conditions.


2016-2017 Winter Schedule

October: Carstensz Pyramid  

October - December: Mexico Volcanoes

October - February: Ecuador Volcanoes

December - January: Aconcagua

December - January: Vinson

December - February: Kilimanjaro