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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

Get Stoked. BIG Mountain Skiing Has Arrived

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ever wonder what it's like to ski a few thousand feet of untouched pow? We did. And we tried it and loved it! After skiing all this fresh powder ourselves, we thought about big mountain skiing so much that we decided that we needed to share these ski experiences with everyone. Skiing is many of our team members' first love, with our climbing obsession going hand in hand, of course.

What It's Really Like to Climb the Grand Teton

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ever want to know what it's like to climb to the summit of the Grand Teton? This past weekend, Alpenglow took a crew up to the summit of the Grand and guide Brian Warren wrote a great post describing their experience.

Feast Your Eyes on Otavalo – Our Favorite Non-Climbing Part of Ecuador

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

One of the best parts about Alpenglow’s Ecuador Climbing trip is our visit to Otavalo, a small town about 36 miles northeast of Quito. After our summit of Cotopaxi, we like to rest and enjoy the colorful culture of Ecuador and have found that there is no better place to do that than in Otavalo. Mountain peaks, including Imbabura, Cotocachi, and the Mojanda Volcanoes, surround this town of about 90,000 residents. Otavalo is probably best known as the home of South America’s largest street market, where you can buy anything from handmade silver jewelry to beautiful woven blankets.

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