Everest, Cho Oyu, climbing expedition and walk leaders for spring 2011

Everest, Cho Oyu, climbing expedition and walk leaders for spring 2011

 Photos in slideshow: Valerie Hovland, Tunc Findik, Elselien te Hennepe, Bruce Manning, & Preston Stroud.

Spring 2011 Himalayan Climbing Expedition & Walking Leaders

Greetings SummitClimb Friends,

Is your December going well? Best wishes for a great holiday season to you, your family and friends.

I encourage you to join our busy 2011 climbing season for fun expeditions with our qualified and friendly leaders, as well as teams of men and women of all ages. Please read down for special discount offers, and tell everyone you can think of, because we pay a 5% commission each time one of your friends or anyone you know joins our team.

My name is Dan Mazur and I work for www.SummitClimb.com and www.SummitTrek.com as an expedition & walking leader. I’ve been lucky enough to lead 5 fun Everest teams of men and women of all ages to the summit of our world’s highest peak. Friends and I also climbed to the summit of K2, Cho Oyu 4 times, Lhotse twice, Shishapangma twice, Baruntse twice and Ama Dablam 5 times. I have also led friendly groups on the Mera Peak Walk, and to SummitTrek’s Everest View Glacier School. Oh by the way, I just found out Summit Climb are approaching their 20th year!!

2010 was a challenging yet successful year for our teams, with members and sherpas reaching the summits of Everest-Tibet, Everest-Nepal, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse, Baruntse, Lobuche, Aconcagua, and our walking teams visiting Base Camp on Everest-Tibet, Everest-Nepal, Cho  Oyu, Shishapangma, as well as walking the North-Col, Mera Peak, and Lobuche. Please go to www.SummitClimbNews.com & www.SummitTrekNews.com to read more and see fun and exciting photos and video clips from our recent adventures.

The famous Hillary Step on the south side of Mt Everest. Richard Pattison on the summit of Mt. Everest (Richard Pattison). 

We were blessed with very strong and loyal sherpas, good equipment, delicious food, and may I say, excellent leaders. We look forward to 2011 and encourage you to join our friendly groups in forthcoming mountain adventures. We offer something for everyone, from beginner to expert , and the prices are rather affordable.

Charity/Non-Profit News: New high school opening in rural Nepal: working together with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development and Barclays Bank, SummitTrek announced it has built a new high school in the small village of Charmading in Nepal’s Okhaldhunga district. The grand opening was last month in November. Please visit www.SummitTrekNews.com, www.ServiceTrekNews.org & www.MEFNews.org to view the exciting news of our recently returned Service Walk! back to top

I am very excited that we will be having some very experienced and friendly leaders returning in 2011 to lead our spring expeditions and walks in the Himalayas:

Arnold Coster: www.EverestTibetClimb.com, www.NorthColClimb.com, www.EverestTibetWalk.com . Arnold Coster is a fluent English, Dutch, and German speaker. He is a relaxed, considerate and thoughtful person; an expert leader and a highly-skilled professional who specializes in getting people to the summit and back down in 100 percent safety. Arnold has led 5 successful summits on Everest and 5 successful expeditions to Cho Oyu, as well as Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Shishapangma, and North Col/Lhakpa Ri. He is a good communicator, a great motivator, and has a positive attitude. Arnold is at home in any terrain, with any kind of group.

Max Kausch: www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com in February, as well as www.ChoOyuClimb.com, www.ChoOyuTrek.com, and April www.EverestGlacierSchool.com & www.EverestNepalWalk.com . Max Kausch, a well-known Argentinian climber. He went to University in London, speaks perfect English and Spanish, is a UIAGM aspirant guide, and has been leading SummitClimb's Himalayan expeditions since 2002. Max has led three previous expeditions to Aconcagua, our Cho Oyu expedition twice and Everest View Glacier Schools & Everest Nepal Walks. 

Dan Mazur: www.EverestClimbNepal.com, www.LhotseClimb.com, and www.EverestNepalWalk.com, as well as www.AlpsMountainMeet.com in March. This is Dan's seventh Everest expedition. He is a relaxed, friendly and well organized person, and a highly-skilled professional with 20 years of experience in getting people to the summit and back down with the highest attention to safety.

Gavin Vickers: www.LhotseClimb.com, and www.EverestNepalWalk.com . Gavin is a fun and relaxed climber from Australia and expert in getting people to the summit and back down in all safety. He has led previous successful expeditions to Ama Dablam, Everest and Cho Oyu for SummitClimb.

Cho Oyu at sunset. Team members trekking down to basecamp after a successful season (Samuli Mansikka).

PAYMENT NEWS: *Special Notice* Put the entire cost of your expedition on your credit card to earn valuable frequent flyer miles and pay off your expedition membership gradually over time. Please visit www.SummitClimbPayment.com , as well as www.SummitTrekPayment.com for further information.

LIST OF ALL 2011 CLIMBS YOU COULD JOIN: Please go to www.SummitClimbNewsletter.com to review a full list of our climbing expeditions and walks we are offering. back to top

HAPPY NEW YEAR DISCOUNTS (for full service members): 

  • 1) 5% cash paid to you for referring a friend or colleague to our team.
  • 2) 5% discounts for groups of 2-3.
  • 3) Free sherpa for full-service groups of 3 members on Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and Shishapangma. Includes free sherpa oxygen on Everest and Lhotse. This is a $9550, £6150, €7250 value!!!
  • 4) 10% for groups of 4-5.
  • 5) 15% for groups of 7 or more.
  • 6) 5% for returning members.
  • 7) 10% for doctors and high-altitude medical specialists.
  • 8) Looking for even lower prices? Bring a friend and check out our “Basic climbs” available for groups of two or more.
  • 9) Are you a mountain guide or would you like to become one?  To learn about the 10% discount, please visit www.LeaderInTraining.com . back to top

PLEASE EXPRESS YOURSELF! Do communicate all of your thoughts, questions, and ideas. We wish to build another top team this year by working together, beginning today, and always enjoy discussing our favourite subject: MOUNTAINS.

Thanks for reading this and forwarding to all of your friends and colleagues.

CAN’T GO IN 2011? Please join us in 2012 or 2013, as all of our trips run at the same time each year.

Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa people. See this unique village on our trek to and from basecamp (Tunc Findik). 

I am in our offices working hard on our trips for 2011, so please feel free to ring me at the following numbers (note: if I’m out climbing or skiing in our local mountains, please leave me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible):

  • UK: +44 (0)7810375400 (evenings are best)
  • USA: 360 570 0715
  • Skype: SummitClimb OR SummitTrek

Best wishes to you and your family, colleagues, and friends during 2011. Thank you very much. back to top

High Altitude Regards-Dan Mazur