Snow capped mountains

Climbing Expeditions with Alpenglow

Welcome to Alpenglow Expeditions! For nearly a decade, the AMGA mountain guides at Alpenglow have provided the highest caliber of mountaineering, trekking, climbing and skiing expeditions.  Providing opportunities to climb mountains from Kilimanjaro to Everest, Alpenglow Expeditions offers a wide range of climbs for every level of aspiring mountaineer.  Have you ever pictured yourself climbing mountains? The exhilaration and excitement of summiting a great peak is something all mountaineers strive for; climb Kilimanjaro, or trek across the great mountain ranges of Bolivia & Nepal to learn for yourself. 

Every Alpenglow expedition is focused on a small group with guide to client ratios that allow for the teaching of mountaineering skills, safety and education in the big mountains.  All Alpenglow expeditions and climbs are led by AMGA/IFMGA certified guides.  The AMGA/IFMGA certification is an internationally recognized mountaineering certification that is considered the highest credential attainable by a mountain guide.  There are approximately 75 AMGA/IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides in the USA, all of whom represent the apex of American mountain guiding.  Alpenglow Expeditions is the first major guide service in the US to require this certification from our lead guides. 

When you sign up for an Alpenglow expedition, you are not just tagging a summit and heading home; we have spent over a decade in each of the locations we offer expeditions.  Our logistics for travel are at the highest level in the guiding industry.  Whether you are refueling with delicious food at basecamp or visiting locals in the family-run hotel in town, you will notice the difference in our friendly and knowledgeable local support staff.  When we visit other countries to climb mountains, cooperation with locals is essential.  With their assistance, we are able to focus our resources and strength on our climbing.  We appreciate their fantastic support. 

Alpenglow Expeditions looks to provide more than your average mountaineering experience.  Our AMGA Certified Mountain Guides, amazing local logistics, and desire to maximize your educational experience with big mountains all combine to guarantee your optimal learning, fun, safety and success.

Blog, Expedition Dispatches

Updates From Our Ama Dablam 2014 Team

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

They went hiking above Namche and then visited Kunde and Kumjung, and relaxed in the comfort of the Alpine Lodge, while the snow storm passed through Nepal early last week. The next day, they woke to bluebird skies and had amazing views of the Himalaya on their way from Namche, Kumjung, and Phortse. Their first glimpse of Ama Dablam was breathtaking - the mountain had a blanket of fresh, white snow.

Ski With Us In Tahoe or the Tetons

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Sierra Nevada and the Tetons have some of the best backcountry skiing in our country and we are stoked to be guiding in these mountains this winter. Alpenglow World Headquarters (aka our office) is located at the base of Squaw Valley, which is famous for its unparalleled resort terrain and also for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics. We walk out our door and are immediately in one of the best winter playgrounds in the world and we want you to join us!

Information on the Snowstorm: Himalayas, Nepal

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

There has been a heavy snowstorm in Nepal caused by cyclone Hud-hud in eastern India. Alpenglow's Ama Dablam team is fine - they were low in valley and east of where the main storm hit. Our thoughts are deeply with the families and friends of trekkers and Nepalis killed in the storm. We will be closely following the rescue efforts and monitoring conditions for our groups.

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