While the Alpine Ascents team, ensconced at the home office patiently sits out the foul weather, we are looking to spring and Summer...just over the horizon.
Heading to Camp III on Mount Everest. Ben Jones.
Our Everest 2017 team is about to head to Kathmandu with Lakpa Rita Sherpa and Jangbu Sherpa already in Nepal getting our staff and equipment ready for the arrival of climbers. Please follow along as we will post updates as Ben Jones, Eric Murphy, Jangbu Sherpa and out Sherpa team make their way up the mountain. Cybercast at:
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Unique Destinations – Guaranteed Departures
Patagonia Cerro San Lorenzo
Those out of the way places are often the hardest trips to operate but we are committed to unique destinations and guaranteeing departures to make these expeditions come to life!
Our new expedition to Patagonia Cerro San Lorenzo was a long time in the making and guide Paul Koubek returns to Patagonia and this beautiful region of the world to lead a small team into Chilean Patagonia. Open to experienced climbers who performed well at our climbing school or similar.
Mt. Khuiten is Mongolia’s highpoint and the trip out the this remote corner of the world near Kazakhstan is a fantastic entry up to a great climb. Across the green steps of Mongolia, amidst the Nomads with camels as it has been for thousands of years, we look to follow up last year’s success and guide extraordinaire Ben Jones leads the team again.
Carstensz Pyramid – The elusive 7th summit deep in the Irian Jungle is set to go, as guide Paul Koubek returns after last season’s 100% success. We heli in and out to the famed rock climbing area ( as this is the only way we offer this climbing given the risks of trekking) and look for some more rock climbers to join us for an otherworldly experience and the chance to stand on the highest point of the Oceanic continent.
Great Peaks of Peru – though a long time staple of the Alpine Ascents catalogue we are pleased to announce a guaranteed departure with long time favorite guide Jose Luis Peralvo at the helm. An excellent opportunity to climb some beautiful peaks including Chopiqualqui at 20,847 feet. This is a small team departure with a total of 4 peaks on the agenda.
Although still a ways out, flights to Antarctica start to fill in June (we turn away climbers each season) and we offer an early booking discount for those who sign on by April 1, 2017. Join the legendary Vern Tejas who likely has more ascents of Vinson than any other climber and near 100% success in 25 years of guiding Vinson for Alpine Ascents!
Cho-Oyu 8000 meter peak in Tibet
Whether a pre-cursor to Everest or a desire to climb and 8000 meter peak, Lakpa Rita Sherpa and Ben Jones are back again on Cho-Oyu this summer and look for similar success as we had in 2016. Please be advised that the local authorities are limiting permits this year and early booking is likely a necessity to join our team. As always we are happy to put you in touch with former climbers of the guide staff to answer any questions. An excellent climb for those who completed Denali or similar.
Back at Home in Seattle
Mt. Baker: The glories of NW climbing reside comfortably on the laurels and saddles and Mt. Baker. We recently opened some new departures of this classic NW ascent. And like Mt. Rainier, both peaks can thank Captain George Vancouver for their names Dates, prices and info at:
6 Day Course: Better yet learn how to climb on Mt. Baker as part of our 6 day Mountaineering Course and gain a climbing skill set and knowledge for future expeditions:
Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Glacier – once sold out, we have openings on our Mt. Rainier climb via the Emmons glacier in August, open to all those who have had prior self arrest training (we do have 1 day courses).
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We’re excited for another big season in Europe with offerings for a wide range of skills – beginner to advanced; rock climbing and glaciated peaks. Our Mt. Blanc program has two different for beginners and shorter programs for those with climbing skills.
Unlike other outfitters we have a fully inclusive price with no hidden costs.
Matt Miller our Operations Manager is running the gear blog and some great videos and other inspirational gear talk – check out the postings at Blog
Summer and Fall Program Calendar