The Alpenglow team is enjoying some down time at Papallacta, a hot springs retreat high in the Ecuadorian Andes. It’s in a cloud forest at 11,500 feet of elevati
Mass cancellations of travel to Nepal will be devastating to the country’s destroyed economy. In hopes of contributing to Nepal’s recovery, Alpenglow Expeditions would like to extend trip discounts on both our Ama Dablam and Makalu fall 2015 expeditions. Climbing and trekking are some of the most amazing ways to experience Nepal and are also a way for you to personally contribute to helping the country recover from the earthquake’s devastation.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp through the Khumbu Valley “is one of the most historic, culturally-rich treks in the world” explains Alpenglow guide Brian Warren. Mount Everest has long captured imaginations, but when traveling in the Khumbu Valley, it becomes apparent that it’s not only Everest that makes this place so special but the greater picture of the Himalayan mountain range, including the history, people who live there, and the climbers who visit.
With a challenging climb ahead, the last thing you need are logistical problems like taking the wrong gear. Looking down on the world from the summit of Cotopaxi will be the experience of a lifetime. With a little bit of preparation, you can avoid problems and have a fantastic trip. We want to share our top five things that we won't leave home without when going climbing in Ecuador.
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