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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

An Inside Look in Pictures: Alpenglow's Ecuador Expedition

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In case you're wondering what it's really like to be on an expedition - and in particular our introductory climb on Cotopaxi in Ecuador - here's your chance! Below is a collection of photos from the past six months of Alpenglow's Ecuador Climbing School trips. They'll give you insight on what you'll climb, what you'll see, who you might meet, and all the adventures in between.

Winner Announced! Ring of Fire Ski Trip Giveaway

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015

As part of Alpenglow Sports' bi-annual Mountain Festival, Alpenglow Expeditions gave away a spot on this June's Ring of Fire big mountain ski trip in Ecuador. Hundreds of people entered and one winner was picked at random.

Alpenglow is Using a New Oxygen System on Everest This Year

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Alpenglow is using a new oxygen system on Everest this year. 2015 is the first time that we will use Summit Oxygen, which has developed the lightest oxygen cylinder and regulator available. The Summit facemask is quickly becoming recognized as the standard for world's highest peaks. This is one of the many ways that Alpenglow supports innovation and we have found that Summit Oxygen is the best equipment for our staff and members. On Everest, Alpenglow will back up the new Summit equipment with the TopOut and Poisk oxygen system that we've used previously.

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