Ascending Path Blog

Ascending Path is an Alaskan climbing and eco-tourism guide service operating since 1995 world-wide and since 2002 in Alaska. We are AMGA accredited, providing technical climbing instruction and guiding and naturalist guiding in the beautiful mountains of South Central Alaska.
This Blog contains some older adventure stories, news and guides musings... for more current news and trip stories, visit our Facebook page- Enjoy!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Rain, Alaska, Rain

It has been a wet, wet summer. Even by the soggy standards set by hardy Girdwoodians. Luck for us, we have hiked and climbed with the most intrepid and adventurous souls!
And this.... the interplay of changing light, mist and fog, green and snow makes for an ephemeral photographic experience.
Check it out!
Guide Lisa Portune & the Jones Family, on the ridge above the North Face

A peek over the North Face, into the mist.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Take Wings: Native Cross cultural immersion: ROCK CLIMBING

"I just wanted to thank you and your team for such a great experience for our Take Wing students. Everyone at Ascending Paths was so energetic and positive, and it was great to hear the encouragement that you all gave to get our students to reach just a little bit higher. And the metaphor stuck! One of the girls, who barely would say a word in the beginning or our camp, decided that she would read her mission statement at the commencement - a big step! When she got to the podium, she froze, and went to sit back down. Our staff gave her the "reach a little higher" hand signal, and she took a deep breath, got back in front of the crowd, and knocked them out with what she had to say. I'm sure that many young lives were touched the same way.

So, I hope you and your team have a great summer, and I hope we can work together again in the future!"
Some of the' Take Wings' group on a Rainforest Hike
 Photos from the 'Take Wings' Rock Climb: