Mount Elbrus – Meet the Team!

Welcome to Russia, July 21 Elbrus Team!   A guided climb of Elbrus or Mengi Tau (Mountain of a Thousand Mountains) is a great way for climbers of all levels to experience high altitude mountaineering in a culturally rich setting. At 18,841′ Mount Elbrus is a heavily glaciated twin-coned volcano that dominates the Caucuses Range.…

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Kilimanjaro Trek – Meet the team!

July 22 Kilimanjaro Trek Our July 22 Kilimanjaro crew has arrived in Tanzania and begun their trek up the Lemosho Route, bound for the Western Breach. The rainforest is beautiful and there is a tangible sense of wilderness once the team reach higher elevations on this route–less crowded than standard routes up the mountain with…

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West Rib Expedition – June 2019

  It’s midnight in the Alaska Range: Seracs are a blue-purple hue and the surrounding mountains begin to glow with what will be a multi-hour sunset. Everything is quiet. The usual buzz of flightseeing planes has disappeared and the rumble of rockfall and avalanches has subsided for a few hours. This peace is only temporary;…

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June 11 Final Dispatch

To the friends and family of the June 11th Denali expedition: I am writing our final dispatch from my home in Anchorage, Alaska. Our climbing team is off the mountain and safe. I wanted to send a big thank you to all who supported the climbers while they were away from home. The June 11th…

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June 20 Denali Team Summits!

Summit! The June 20 team including climber Paul Kitchin, and guides Aaron Diamond and Nicole Lawton all stood on the 20,310 ft summit of Denali today. They are back in high camp this evening eating and recovering from a big day. They’ll enjoy one more evening up at high camp tonight, and then begin their…

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June 22nd Denali Team Summits!

The June 22nd Denali Team is back down to high camp after reaching the summit today! They all made the 20,310 ft summit on a slightly windy, but decent summit day. They’ll spend the night back in high camp and then begin the descent to basecamp in the morning. Congratulations to the team! Here’s Jesse…

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