Why Climb in Greenland with Alpine Ascents?
Our Guiding Team
Alpine Ascents is known worldwide for the unparalleled quality of its guide staff. Previous Greenland guides include famed mountaineers Todd Burleson and Willi Prittie. While many other outfitters are little more than a "one man show," all of our trips are led by professional mountaineers with great flexibility in guide staff, full-time office support, logistics and access and information for other great climbs around the world.
One of the most important factors in the success and enjoyment for our climbers has been the ability to adjust our climbing schedules as needed to account for the ever-changing conditions in the mountains. Rather than throwing our hands up and ending an expedition when a route may become unclimbable, we treat these situations as challenges in their own right and thanks to our experience and local expertise we can change locations mid-expedition if necessary and offer alternate climbs and adventures for our climbers. When such occasions have arisen our climbers regularly praise these adjustments as highlights of their expeditions.
While other outfits may offer trips to Greenland, we were real pioneers in this area. We have had successful climbs to the highest peak in Greenland but thatís only half of it. Each time we were able to summit unclimbed peaks, name them and have a true climberís playground at our disposal. Great logistics come from experience and we put this expertise to use each time we visit. We have run successful expeditions in Greenland since 1998 and look forward to 2005. The familiarity with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge around the world, lend a depth and richness to every expedition that we feel is unrivaled in the guiding community.