Greetings from friendly Kathmandu, Nepal's exciting capital. Are you preparing for September, October, November, December climbing and trekking? How's your weather? I am perched on a cool inexpensive luxury hotel rooftop watching golden sunrise silhouette snowy peaks rising above emerald hills at the valley edge. Sipping milky ginger tea and doing a bit of yoga. Down below streets glisten in first rays of dawn, sprinkled with approaching monsoon raindrops. Pavement warms, wisps of silky steam snake into intriguing morning air. At road's edge, fresh vegetable peddlers push over-laden bikes, singing out greens for sale. Scooters and 3 wheelers whizz past, delivering citizens to work, school, and office. Purposeful pedestrians visit neighborhood temples, jingle prayer bells, murmur chants, light delicious devotional incense.
Everest News: Just returned from a challenging season. Congratulations ! Thanks to everyone, to families, loved ones, friends, colleagues, sponsors, for their support. Looking forward to April-May 2018, with 2 Everest expeditions, A) Nepal-South Side and B) Tibet-North Side. Summit Everest or join another successful ascent of climbable Mount Lhotse, world's 4th highest summit - Everest's "sister mountain". Also, ever popular Everest Training Climb, building experience to 7000 metres / 23,000 feet. Achieve your personal highpoint: Camp 3 ! SummitClimbNews.com
Photo Caption: Everest Summit: Rikki and Dorjee
My name is Dan Mazur, with 9 years leading Summitclimbs and SummitTreks. This Fall, me and friends: men and women of all ages and abilities, head out for the Best Himalayan Weather of the Year, the Autumn Post-Monsoon climbing trekking season. Join us on world famous mountains: Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Mera Peak, Lobuche, Everest Glacier School, Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, Remote Nepal Service Trek. Can't go this year? Join us for 2018 too!
Photo Caption: Dan Mazur on Ama Dablam, world famous easy technical snow, rock & ice climb. Photo Duane Morrison
Charity News: Working together with Mount Everest Foundation, "giving back" to Nepal's people. Thanks to Jangbu Sherpa and Glenn Nyberg, rebuilding schools and hospitals after the 2015 earthquake. With gratitude to Mingma Sherpa, Marcia Macdonald and Laura Rose, restoring Nepal's ancient Deboche Convent, a stone's throw from Everest and Ama Dablam. To Garry Porter and Mount Everest Biogas Team, your inspiration is building a waste treatment plant at Everest basecamp.
To you, our newsletter reader, thanks for donating climbing equipment, clothing and funds to Sherpa Climbing School where trainee students and families make amazing progress ! www.MountEverestFoundationNews.org
Photo Caption: During RemoteNepalserviceTrek.org, Nimi Sherpa holds her baby Phuti for examination by Dr. Jamyang Sherpa and Dr. Lisa Mclellan. Photo Murari Sharma.
How Are Each of Our Autumn's Expeditions Different? Please read down to find out.
Caption: Vincent climbing above Camp 1. Marin Minamiya became the world’s youngest woman to summit Manaslu. DM Photo
www.ManasluClimb.com - Best preparation for Everest. In September and first week of October, for 38 days, join our expedition to Mount Manaslu, Nepal's easiest 8000m / 26,000 ft peak. Famous for easy snow climbing, located in the stunning Annapurna region, Manaslu is the world's 8th highest peak and a very straightforward mountain. EXPEDITION LAUNCHES IN JUST 60 DAYS. Leaders Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller: Full Service Cost: $12,850, £9,650, €11,450
Photo Caption: Ama Dablam at night. Photo by John. Lakpa traversing the white tower. Photo by Tom
www.AmaDablamClimb.com - Not just another snow plod. Asia's most famous rock and mixed climb: easy technical, very climbable. 29 days: October or November. The most photographed Himalayan peak, Mount Ama Dablam, a 6800 m / 22,000 ft. dry sunny mountain featuring good, easy, solid rock climbing with firm snow, protected by well fixed ropes and strong Sherpas. Located just 20km / 12 miles from Everest. Short expedition, only 4 weeks, no glacier to cross, grassy basecamp, trek follows Hillary's Everest trail. Climbing Ama Dablam qualifies you for Everest. BEGINS IN ONLY 90 DAYS. Leaders Dan Mazur and Holly Budge. Full Service Cost: $5,550, £4,150, € 4,950. Basic Climb Cost: $2,650, £2,050, €2,450.
Photo Caption: Fun snow ridge climbing on Baruntse. Photo Dan Mazur and Patrick
www.BaruntseClimb.com - Uncrowded grand circle traverse near Everest. Three peaks for the price of one. Easy snow climbing with something for everyone: novice, intermediate, and expert. 32 or 29 days in October or November. Amazing remote trekking off the beaten track. Take a breathtaking flight to Lukla, cross a high grassy rocky pass into Chetra mountains, trek through jungles with deer, snow monkeys. Follow a raging river into alpine terrain. Ascend Nepal's highest trekking peak: "Mera" easy snow climbing at 6500m / 21,300 ft with amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Island Peak. Trek through remote high river valley into alpine lakes region, climb up a smooth snow ridge to the summit of Baruntse, Nepal's most classic 7000m / 23,000 ft peak. Incredible summit views! Finally, trek/climb over the awesome Amphu Labtsa pass at 5800m / 19,000 ft and pop out into Khumbu Valley Everest basecamp trek, with luxury teahouses, yummy cappucino, cold beer and chocolate cake, finishing up your grand circle traverse back in Lukla. Climbing Baruntse qualifies you for Everest. STARTS IN JUST 90 DAYS. Leaders: Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller. Full Service Cost: $8,950, £6,750, €7,950.
Caption: Near summit of Mera Peak and Glacier school team practices ice climbing on Cho La Pass. Photo by DM and Travis
www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - Opening the peaks to all kinds of people of all abilities. Learn Climbing: practice skills on a 6000m / 19,000 ft peak. 18 days (or 5 days for the school and climb only) during October or November (also offered in April or May). Join for the school itself, or combine with AmaDablamClimb.com or BaruntseClimb.com . YOU HAVE 90 DAYS TO SIGN UP. Qualified leader: Teelay Nuru Sherpa. Full Service cost: $2,450, £1,850, €2,190, Five day option: $1350 .
www.MeraPeakClimb.com - Ascend Nepal's highest "trekking peak". 22 day trek in October, with two days of easy fun snow climbing at 6500m / 21,300 ft with stunnng views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Island Peak. Amazing remote trekking off the beaten track. Take a breathtaking flight to Lukla, cross a high grassy rocky pass into Chetra mountains, trek through jungles with deer, snow monkeys. Follow a raging river into alpine terrain. 90 DAY BOOKING DEADLINE. Leaders: Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller. Full Service Cost: $3,150, £2,350, €2,750
www.IslandPeakClimb.com - Nepal's easiest and most famous trekking peak. Climb to 6,000M / 19,500 ft in just 1 day. Trip runs for 22 days (includes visit to Everest basecamp) or 5 days (climb only) in October or November (also offered in April or May). Perfect as a "stand alone trip" or combine with www.AmaDablamClimb.com . Full Service Cost - $2,950, £2,250, €2,650. 5 day option: $1350 .
Photo Caption: Paula loving basecamp. Photo by Mike.
www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com - Trek to the most famous base camp in the world, through lush green valleys with tiny villages and waterfalls, to enter the highland of our planet's most famous basecamp, ringed by many peaks and mighty Everest herself, in the footsteps of Sherpa Tenzing and Sir Edmund Hillary. 17 days during October or November, or April or May - Cost $1,850, £1,350, €1,650 .
www.RemoteNepalServiceTrek.org - "Give-Back" by bringing medicine and books to poor Sherpa families living on the "wrong side" of Everest. 12 days in November (also June), for "normal" people who love short low altitude treks through gorgeous green mountains visiting friendly families in tiny villages far from the beaten path, staying in lovely Sherpa homes. Minimum Donation: $1,450 £1,050 €1,250 (discounts for medical or education pros)
www.ChristmasEverestTrek.com - Christmas and New Year Holiday Plans? Its not too early to get into the Festive Spirit! Dates fit your Xmas break : 17 Dec 2017 to 1 Jan 2018. Optional: add on Island Peak (above). REDUCED PRICE! - Cost: $1,850, £1,350, €1,650
www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com - One of the "7-Summits"and highest peak in all the Americas. Next Step after Kilimanjaro. Cost: $3,950 , £3,150, € 3,650
2018 Everest Season in April and May? Are you ready for this? Our Spring trips are already filling up:
www.EverestNepalClimb.com - Date: 8 April to 6 June, 2018. 60 days in Nepal. Full Service Cost: $36,450, £27,450, €32,550; Basic Climb: $15,150, £11,950, €14,250. AUTUMN: 20 August to 20 October, 60 days in Nepal. Autumn Cost: $44,950; Autumn Basic Climb Cost: $25,150.
www.EverestTibetClimb.com - Date: 8 April to 6 June, 2018. 60 days in Tibet & Nepal. Full Service Cost: $28,450, £21,350, €25,450; Basic Climb Cost: $13,050, £10,250, €12,250
www.LhotseClimb.com - Date: 8 April to 6 June, 2018. 60 days in Nepal. Full Service Cost: $14,850, £11,150, €13,250; Basic Climb: $5,150, £3,890, €4,650.
www.EverestNepalTrainingClimb.com - Date: 8 April to 8 May, 2018 and 22 April to 22 May, 2018. 16 day option: 18 April to 3 May, 2018 or 2 May to 17 May, 2018. Full Service Cost: $8,650, £6,550, €7,750. Sixteen day option : $6,350, £4,750, €5,650.
www.EverestTibetTrainingClimb.com - Dates: 8 April to 5 May, 2018 & 22 April to 19 May, 2018. 28 days in Tibet. Full Service Cost: $8,950, £6,750, €7,950. Add on an ascent of Mount Lhakpa-Ri for $4,850.
www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - Dates: 10 to 27 October or 1 to 18 November Or 8 to 25 April, or 22 April to 9 May, 2018. (18 days in Nepal). 5 day option: 17 to 21 October, or 8 to 12 November 201 , 15 to 19 April 2018, or 29 April to 3 May 2018 (5 day option). Full Service Cost: $2,450, £1,850, €2,190. Five day option: $1350 . 4 day extension to Everest Basecamp : $550.
www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com - Date: 10 to 26 October or 1 to 17 November, 2017 Or 8 to 24 April, 2018 or 22 April to 8 May, 2018. Full Service Cost: $1,850, £1,350, €1,650.
www.RemoteNepalServiceTrek.org - Dates : 14 to 26 June or 17 to 29 November. 13 Days in Nepal. Or, flexible dates on offer: Go whenever you like. Price - Donation: $1,450 £1,050 €1,250 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible).
www.MustagataClimb.com - Dates and cost: 14 June to 5 July Or 5 July to 26 July Or 20 July to 10 August 2017. 22 days in China. Full Service Cost: $5,750 £4,450 €5,150 ; Basic Climb Cost: $2,250, £1,850, €2,150.
www.SummitClimbElbrus.com - Ski Tour Date: Ski tour: 15th - 25th of April or 4th - 14th of May. Ski Tour Full Service Cost: $3,050, £2,450, €2,750. Normal Route: 1st- 9th. July , 20th- 28th August, 1st – 9th September or 10th- 18th September. 2017.
www.KiliTrek.com and www.KenyaClimb.com - Trips offered twice each year: 14 February-2 March or 1-20 August.
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