Home LuxuryTravel Adventure High Times with Alpine Ascents

High Times with Alpine Ascents

Posted: Oct. 29th, 2007  |  By JustLuxe Team
Luxury Adventures Alpine Ascents International offers extremely adventurous vacations for those seeking an outing that is a challenging proposition. There is definitely a lot of physical activity included. The company takes folk on mountain climbing adventures of various lengths. This is an opportunity to go scale the Himalayas, the Matterhorn of Switzerland, the Denali of Alaska, or all three and more. Forty of the world's most renowned and accomplished mountain climbers are tour guides for Alpine Ascents.

Some trips are not intended or recommended for new climbers. However, there are various trekking tours that are physically demanding but do not require technical-climbing expertise, such as the Trekking in Ladakh journey and the Cultural Tour of India. There also is a 13-day Alpine mountaineering course available to teach climbers prerequisite skills for the advanced-level expeditions. AAI also has three schools of mountain climbing that are located in the North Cascades of Washington, Talkeetna, Alaska, and Patagonia, Chile. The on-the-mountain-training courses are a great way to learn and to experience an expedition safely. Classes of six, eight, and 12 days are offered.

With safety always at the forefront, the advanced tours have specific course prerequisites and fitness requirements. The Himalaya adventures require climbers take Alpine's six-day training course, or possess equivalent experience. Participants must prove themselves capable of carrying a 60-pound pack while pulling a 40-pound sled.

Any of the Seven Summits expeditions would be a most journey. It involves climbing the highest mountains of seven continents. Approximately 25 percent of those who have reached the top of all seven summits accomplished this remarkable feat through an Alpine Ascents' tour. The seven summits are Nepal's Everest (29,035 ft.), Argentina's Aconcagua (22,829 ft.), Alaska's Denali (20,320 ft.), Africa's Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.), Russia's Elbrus (18,510 ft.), Antarctica's Vinson (16,067 ft.), and both Australia and Oceania's Carstensz Pyramid (16,023 ft.).

Alpine Ascents International offers both private tours and educational courses. Tents and safety equipment are provided. The company's Web site is very informative and educational.

For LxM James Rothaar

Company: Alpine Ascents International
Business: Adventure vacations; mountain climbing-tours; mountain climbing school
Location: Seattle, Wash. (office)
Web site: http://AlpineAscents.com
Contact: (206) 378-1927 / Climb@AlpineAscents.com
You might like :
Related Topics :
Need to Get Away?
Top 10 Business Hotels
Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure?
Read More
Featured Contributor
Ruth MitchellRuth Mitchell
Spend a week out of your life having the adventure of a lifetime. The wide open spaces of the West...
Read More | View Profile
Related Articles

The World's Best Luxury Hotels
Find a Luxury Hotel

Search Hotels

Travel Options

Guests

Rooms

Search Hotels
expand
The JustLuxe Collection presents Featured Luxury Hotels
Current News & Features
The Sebastian Gets a Much-Needed Makeover After Being Open Only 4 years
Terre Blanche is a Golfer's Dream & a Spa-Lover's Haven in the South of France
Omni Amelia Island's New $85M Makeover Includes a Rum & Tequila Experience
What Can $28K Get You in Palm Beach? A Yacht, Presidential Suite & Personal Butler
5 Hotels to Visit This Winter for Cold-Weather Beach Lovers
52 New Cruise Ships Will Debut by 2018, 25 Planned for This Year
Meet the $75 Million Members-Only Hermitage Club in Vermont
Vacationing at Casa Tres Soles Is Like Staying In Your Own Little Mexican Resort
This Mexican "City on the Water" Blends in With Tropical Forests and Canals Along the Riviera
Is Four Seasons Looking to Expand in South America?
See the complete list
Play Video Play Video Play Video
L'Auberge
Del Mar
Berlin
City Guide
Vancouver, Canada
THINGS WE LIKE