Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Recap

Waking up slowly in my tent on the slopes on Kilimanjaro, I heard camp beginning to stir. Local guides, porters and climbers started to emerge from their tents dotting the Shira I campsite. From a variety of different directions, the common Swahili greeting “Jambo” was being tossed around. In varying degrees of pre-coffee stupor, some…


Moose’s Tooth Alpine Climb

“Ham and Eggs” By Nick Aiello-Popeo, 2017   While most visitors to the Central Alaska Range toil under heavy loads on Denali’s West Buttress, some of us prefer the relatively-smaller surrounding peaks, with their steeper faces and lighter backpacks. It was during my first trip up Denali in 2010, while flipping through a well-worn guidebook…


Summit Ridge Mount Everest Climbers

Are you ready for Mount Everest?

How do you know if you are ready for Mount Everest? By: Bill Allen Himalaya Program Director (3 time Everest Summiter) The difficulty and challenges involved in a Mount Everest climb have, in some spaces, been totally over-hyped with people equating it with a death defying experience only for the most incredible athletes, and in…