Photos in slideshow: Fabrice Imparato, Dan Mazur, Joanna Goodson, Ken Stalter, Ryan Waters, Bruce Manning, & Tunc Findik.
~ Ready For 2015 ? Climb + Trek = Enjoy Mountains
Welcome to our affordable climbs, treks, and Sherpa charity support walks for men + women of all ages, novice to expert. All trips have experienced western leaders!!
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Hi, I am Dan Mazur, leader for SummitClimb and SummitTrek with 9 succesful Everest expeditions from Nepal (south), Tibet (north), many Training Climbs, Glacier Schools, Treks, and Charity Sherpa Support.
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What's new for 2015 ????
All trips feature American, British, and European leaders, the best Sherpas, delicious food, good hotels, proper equipment, state of art weather forecasting, free internet, inexpensive international phone calls home.
Are you on a tight schedule? New helicopter options return you from the mountains on time.
Looking for more flexibilty on dates? All of our trips now offer adjustible arrival and departure schedules.
Need help shopping for competitively priced plane tickets? We are here to help.
New Free Gear Buying and Renting Service: Very cheap prices. Email us a list of what you need. No gear? No problem! We personally check all of your equipment in Kathmandu. www.SummitClimbEquipment.com .
2014: Lucky for us: We summited all peaks, even Everest !! We had success on Training Climbs, Glacier Schools, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Island Peak, Mera Peak, Base Camp Treks, Sherpa Service Treks, Aconcagua, Mustagata, Mount Elbrus, Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya. For more news: www.SummitClimbNews.com, www.SummitTrekNews.com and www.MountEverestFoundationNews.com .
Join Us!! Find info and excellent pictures of each mountain below. Already packing your bags? Get your hands on details of what to bring, visas, airport pickups, and beautiful photos: www.PreTripNewsletter.com .
The famous Hillary Step . (Sange Sherpa). South Col route taken from above Pomori ABC. Photo by Patrick McKnight .
A chance meeting on the summit and an amazing coincidence. SummitClimb's teams from both North (Tibet) and South (Nepal). Mingma Sherpa Photo. Summit of Everest by Adam Dixon. Photo Adam
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT CLIMB. Easier, warmer and less windy than the Tibet side of Everest. April-June or September-October.. 60 days. www.EverestNepalExpedition.com. Join experienced friendly 9 time Everest Summit leader Dan Mazur to climb the world's highest peak, made famous by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. Dan led 100% of our team to the summit during our previous expediton and he is very friendly and a helpful teacher. Choose our fixed dates beginning on 7 April, or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April and May. Full Service Cost: $36,450, £23,950, €31,450; Basic Climb: $14,950, £9850, €12,950. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. View the latest news at: www.EverestNepalNews.com .
Team members climbing up through the ice-fall.Photo Samuli Mansikka. Our team members approaching camp 1 above the ice-fall. Photo Tunc Findik
Sherpas helping a member to cross the Khumbu Ice fall. Photo Squash & Stew
EVEREST TRAINING CLIMB CAMP 3 NEPAL.Test yourself at altitude with patient instruction by 9 time Everest leader Dan Mazur. April or May. Learn all of the skills you need to climb Everest during the 31 day (or streamlined 16 day option) www.EverestNepalTrainingClimb.com We trek into base, learn many glacier rope skills while acclimatizing slowly and cautiously through the Khumbu icefall and Western Cwm, then carefully move our way up the mountain all the way to camp 3 at 7300 metres / 23,000 feet. We offer two climbs, one beginning on 7 April and another on 21 April. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April and May. Full Service Cost: $8,650, £5,650, €7,450. Sixteen day option : $6350, £4150, €5,450. Many members will choose to go back home at this point, but some will choose to continue to the summit and if you are feeling well, take the option to join the www.EverestNepalClimb.com PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
Mia Graeffe on Summit of Everest - First Female from Finland to summit Everest from Tibet - Photo Mia Graeffe. Arni Vatnhamar on summit of Everest. First individual from Faroe Islands to summit Mount Everest. CONGRATULATONS!! Photo - Arni Vatnhamar
Members climbing to North Col - Photo Scott Patch. Sherpa breaking trail down to ABC from North Col after fresh snow - Photo Mia Graeffe.
A great view of the North Face of Everest. Our members approaching camp 2 at at 7500 metres/24,600 feet. photo Myles Osbourne
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT CLIMB: Less expensive, more remote and less crowded than the Nepal side. April-June. 60 days. www.EverestTibet.com . Climb the world's highest peak made famous by Mallory and Irvine in 1924. Leader David Obrien is very experienced, friendly and well organised, having led 4 Everest expeditions. Climbing the Tibet side of Everest is cheaper, but reputed to be colder and windier than the Nepal side. 100% of our team reached the summit in 2014, placing the first Finnish woman on the summit. Choose our fixed dates beginning on 7 April, or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April and May. Full Service Cost: $28,450, £18,750, €24,550; Basic Climb Cost: $9950, £6550, €8,550. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, AND FREE HOTELS. View the latest news at: www.EverestTibetNews.com.
(Peter Hage). Team at Advanced Base Camp after Puja ceramony - Photo Scott patch.
(photo right by Fredrik Strang: Trekking between basecamp and interim camp, which is located at 5,800 metres/19,000 feet, and halfway to ABC). (photo right by Ryan Waters: Climbers approaching the North Col at 6,800 metres/22,300 feet).
EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB NORTH-COL: World's easiest 7000 metre/ 23,000 foot high peak located on the shoulder of Everest. April or May. Learn everything you need to know to climb Everest in 28 days. Located in exotic Tibet. A great way to see how you feel at altitude in a short amount of time. David Obrien is a very experienced and friendly leader who teaches you everything you need to know. If you feel well on the April trip, you can transition to Everest or Cho Oyu. We offer two climbs, one beginning on 7 April and another on 21 April. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April and May. Full Service Cost: $7,950, £4,950, €6,850. www.EverestTrainingClimbTibet.com . PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.
Thomas and Stefan on the summit of Cho Oyu. Uwe Werner Photo. Uwe and Thomas on the summit. Stefan Simchen photo.
Marina, Christian, Villa, Cho Oyu Team Spirit. Christoph Forster Photo.Marina Stefan Christoph in Tingri Photo by Marina Cortes
La Lung Leh Pass at 5226m. Foto by Stefan Simchen. Kloster Mila Repas Cave. Foto by Thomas Hoffmann.
MOUNT CHO OYU EXPEDITION. Easiest "8,000 metre", 26,000 foot high peak. Best preparation for Everest. www.ExpeditionChoOyu.com April-May, and August-September. 38 days. 'Easy' snow climb. 6th highest mountain in the world. Leaders Angel Armesto and Dan Mazur are extremely experienced, friendly, and teach you everything you need to know. Located beside Everest on the edge of the exotic Tibetan Plateau. Our teams reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April and May or September and October. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €11,150; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4350, €5750. Please see www.ChoOyuNews.com . PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.
Our team at ABC leaving for camp 1. Climbing near the Gendarmes on our summit attempt at around 7600 metres/25,000 feet.
MOUNT SHISHAPANGMA: "Off the beaten track" in Tibet - perfect preparation for Everest. www.ShishaPangmaExpedition.com 38 days April-May or September-October or 15 days in October (our popular Cho Oyu - Shishapangma "double-header"). In remote Tibet, but very climbable large mountain and the lowest of the world's 8000 meter / 26,000 foot high peaks. New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April and May or September and October. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €11,150; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4150, €5750. 20% discount for Cho-Shish "double-header" expedition. Our last expedition summited! www.ShishapangmaNews.com . PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.
Alex Holt on the summit of Lhotse. Everest behind (Alex Holt). At the fork in the road. Left takes you to Everest South Col and right takes you to Lhotse high camp (Gavin Vickers). Climbers in the Lhotse couloir looking up toward the summit (Alex Holt). Summit ridge of Lhotse with summit shadow behind (Alex Holt). Dorje Sherpa on the summit of Lhotse (Gavin Vickers). Gavin Vickers on the summit of Lhotse (Dorje Sherpa)
MOUNT LHOTSE EXPEDITION: High Nepal summit for low cost, same route as Everest. www.LhotseExpedition.com April-May, 60 days. World's 4th highest peak. Climb Everest route; branch off before high camp; ascend Lhotse Couloir. You: able to ascend-descend 50 degree snow/ice. Leader Dan Mazur: friendly experienced 9 time Everest and 4 time Lhotse climber. 100% of our team reached the summit with Dan on our last expedition. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April and May. Full Service Cost: $14,850, £9,750, €12,850; Basic Climb: $4,950, £3250, €4250. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADER, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
Broad Peak 2014. Aufstieg Gipfelgrat. Broad Peak 2014 Tosten am Gipfelgrat.
Broad Peak . Vorgipfel Richie S. Broad Peak . Österreich Hauptgipfel
BROAD PEAK - Inexpensive 8,000 metre / 26,000 foot peak in wild Pakistan. www.BroadPeakExpedition.com. World's 12th highest mountain and one of the 'easiest' 8000 metre/26,000 foot peaks. A great way to test yourself at a very high elevation and get to know some of the world's most astonishing landscapes. Climbing Broad Peak qualifies you for Everest from Tibet, Everest from Nepal or Lhotse. Experience one of the world's most famous glaciers, the Baltoro along the 5-day trek to basecamp. Note: We need to know by the 15th of May if you will be joining us. Dates and Cost: 21.June - 2 August 2015. 50 days in Pakistan. Full Service Cost: $11,500, £7590, €9950; Basic Climb Cost: $6420, £4100, €5550.
Above the cloud. Photo Jordon. Summit Amadablam. Photo Jordon.
Summit day Salima. Photo Salima. Dani show fixed rope. Photo Salima.
AMA DABLAM CLIMB: Asia's most famous rock, snow, and ice peak. The Matterhorn of the Himalaya. Technical but climbable. www.ExpeditionAmaDablam.com -Full Service Cost: $5550, £3450, €4750 ; Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1550, €2150; 10 October to 7 November (29 days in Nepal). Extended dates available: 1 November to 29 November. Flexible date option also available, with the option to begin and end the trip anytime between 10 October and 1 December. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Located just 15 km / 10 miles from Everest. Among the most photographed peaks in the world. Everything for the novice to the expert climber. Beautiful rock is solid granite "scrambling". Basecamp is located in a lovely grassy meadow. The hardest pitch is 12 metres / 40 feet of French class 4, British Severe, or North American 5.7. You will be following, not leading, on secure fixed ropes. Test yourself to 7000 metres / 23,000 feet. Led by Dani Fuller and Dan Mazur, 9 Succesful Ama expeditions, friendly, good teachers, technically accomplished. They will review all needed skills on small cliffs around the warm and sunny basecamp. Climbing AmaDablam qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. View the latest news at: www.AmaDablamNews.com .
MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION. Three exotic peaks in one trip near Everest. Nepal's "easiest" 7,000 metre / 23,000 foot peak. For novices and experts. 34 days. Exciting and remote trek and climb through a rarely visited part of Nepal, yet within a stone's throw of Everest. Join leaders Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller, who will teach you everything you need to know. Dan and Dani love sharing this climb with our members, as the Baruntse Expedition really is a "grand circle" exploration through the Everest Himalaya, and climbs famous Mera 'trekking-peak', then Baruntse, then crosses the amazing 'Amphu-Labtsa' pass, which is like another summit itself. www.BaruntseExpedition.com Full Service Cost: $8950, £5450, €7750. 12 October to 14 November. 34 days in Nepal. New option to climb Baruntse only 1 November to 29 November (29 days Baruntse only). PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Full Service cost: $6950, £4500, €6050 (Baruntse Only) . Climbing Baruntse qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. www.BaruntseNews.com
Summit Ridge. Summit Photo Torsten Eickhorst
EVEREST VIEW GLACIER SCHOOL: Learn high altitude mountain skills and climb a 6000 metre / 19,500 foot peak with great views of Everest. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - 22 days Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2550, or Seven day option: $1450. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Friendly leader AngSange Sherpa has led 14 Glacier Schools, and is an excellent instructor and a very helpful person who teaches everything you need to know. 22 days (or 7 days for the school and climb only) during April, May, October or November. If you feel well enough on the April trip you can transition directly to the Everest Nepal Training Climb or Cho Oyu. AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "25 BEST NEW TRIPS". Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November. www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com
Team members on the Cho La Glacier having fun. (Valerie Hovland). Team member and sherpa on the summit of Lobuche (Valerie Hovland).
ISLAND TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION: Nepal's most famous easy trekking peak. Climb to 6,000 metres / 19,500 feet in just 1 day. www.IslandPeakClimb.com - 22 days or 5 days (climb only) in April, May, October or November: Trip includes a visit to Everest basecamp too. Friendly leader Lakpa Sherpa has led 25 Island Peak Climbs, and is an excellent instructor and a very helpful person who teaches everything you need to know. Introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2550. 5 day option: $1350. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November www.IslandPeakNews.com
A member approaching the final metres towards the summit.(Valerie Hovland)
. Nathan, Sangeeta, Thile and Dan on the summit of Island Peak. Photo by Thile Nuru Sherpa.
Animal seen in Namche hill. Photo by Stephanie. Basantapur Darbar.Very good day in hiking. Photo Scott Younghusband.
Kaley Erickson, Tim Dembosz and Bill Moton Mera Peak high camp. Summit Mera Peak by Bill. Photo Bill moton.
Hiking up to next camp. Kaley Erickson. Dan enjoying beautiful day in camp. Photo Kaley.
MERA TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. Best views of Everest from this easy remote Nepal 6500 metre/21,000 foot trekking peak. 22 days in October-November 2015. www.MeraPeakClimb.com . Friendly Leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know about walking and easy climbing on snow. Perfect introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $3150, £2050, €2750. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during October or November. Please also read the news page www.MeraPeakNews.com . OPTIONAL: For those who are especially keen, you may wish to bring your skiis or snowboard (please watch the video on the news page).
View from kalapather. Photo Scot Younghusband. Team at everest basecamp. Photo I dumanski
Hiking up in Tangboche hill. Photo Scot. Beautiful day. Photo Scot.
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: Walk together with 9 time Everest summit leader Dan Mazur in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, to the world's most famous basecamp. www.EverestBasecampWalk.com 18 days in April, May, October or November. on wide snow-free trails through green terraced villages perched beside rapidly flowing rivers beneath the towering snowy giants of the Himalaya. Walk the scenic ridge of Kala Pattar with stunning views of Everest. Visit projects conducted by the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, including the rebuilding of Nepal's oldest convent in Deboche, and the Everest basecamp biogas project in GorakShep. Leader Dan Mazur is a friendly and helpful trekking guide who knows every part of the trail . Your Sherpas Mingma and Yangjie are highly educated, were raised in this valley, have been to the Hillary School and attended university in Kathmandu. Their English is superb, they are friendly and gracious hosts, and as you walk together each day, they will explain every detail of the trek and answer all of your questions. REDUCED PRICE! - Cost: $1850, £1250, €1550. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. By the way, our recent Everest Base Camp walk was very succesful, interesting and fun. Please go to: www.BaseCampNews.com . Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November.
Some of our sturdy yaks near basecamp. They are taking the time to wander and rest once free of the heavy loads they carry. They carry group equipment and your personal equipment all the way up to ABC, so you do not have to carry a heavy rucksack. Photo Ryan Waters. Basecamp at 5200 metres with Everest behind (Photo by David Howard).
Rikke at Tingri behind Fortified tower reconstructed from the ruined Tingri fort. This is now Tingri’s main temple. From here it is a short drive up to Chines basecamp at 5200 metres/17,000 feet. Photo Rares Voda
EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: Less crowded Tibet. High altitude trek with the best views of Everest , much better than Nepal. www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com 20 days in April and May - Full Service Cost: $3,850, £2,350, €3350. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, AND FREE HOTELS. Please join leader David Obrien for a good chance to see exotic Tibet. View the latest news at: www.AdvancedBaseCampNews.com . Made famous in 1924 by Mallory and Irvine. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April or May.
photo by Murari Sharma: Patale health post worker Jamyang and Dr. Lisa McClellan examine a Nepalese baby. Giving out school supplies at the school in Patale
REMOTE NEPAL CHARITY SERVICE TREK: Low altitude trek. Deliver needed medical supplies and care, teach in schools, live with friendly Sherpa families in gorgeous remote Nepal. 12 Days from 14 to 26 June or 17 to 29 November. Full Service Cost: Donation: $1450, £950, €1250 (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). Discounts for medical professionals and educators. Choose our fixed dates or arrive anytime during the year. www.RemoteNepalServiceTrek.org . Includes all internal transport and free hotels.
DEBOCHE PROJECT EVEREST SERVICE TREK: Support trek into the Everest region to visit and help restore Nepal's oldest convent, now in ruins. www.EverestBasecampServiceTrek.org. Trek to the Deboche Nunnery on snow-free paths through green terraced villages, rushing rivers, suspension bridges, lush forests, stay in civilized 'teahouses' and camp in verdant meadows beneath towering peaks. We welcome all members to join this trek, including medical practitioners, educators, farmers, gardeners, technicians, builders, foresters, renewable energy professionals, and everyone else. You don't have to be an expert to make a difference. Leadership: Marcia Macdonald, Mingma Sherpa & Yangjie Sherpa, friendly, educated trekking experts. Dates: 26 March to 13 April or 10 to 31 October, 8 to 29 April. 22 Days in Nepal. New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November. Donation: $2850, £1850, €2450. PRICE INCLUDES FREE HOTELS AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
NEW ANNAPURNA TREKS: Short - inexpensive treks to this famous and exciting part of Nepal. www.AnnapurnaSummitTrek.com Poon Hill Trek - 5 days = $500. Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 7 days = $700, Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 days = $1000, Chulu East Trek Peak - 17 days = $1700. Visit world famous exotic lakeside town of Pokhara.
Green way to annapurna trek. Tea house way in annapurna trek. Photo asia.gumbypp. Way to annapurna basecamp. Photo by Nava Raj Dahal.
Dhaulagiri from Ulleri. Lake Pohara. Nilgiri
FREE-OF-COST NO-CHARGE SUMMER OR WINTER GLACIER SCHOOLS: Join Dan Mazur to learn about mountain equipment, snow - ice climbing, camping, glacier travel. Then try for a 4400 metre / 14,400 foot high glacier summit. 9 time Everest leader Dan Mazur loves to encourage novices and veterans alike into our favorite sport: mountaineering. All of the equipment you need can be hired or purchased on site. Other than that your only expenses are groceries, gas, and the 42 dollar climbing permit. 7th Annual Free of Cost - No Charge www.SeattleGlacierSchool.org and www.WinterGlacierSchool.org . 20 June to 27 June and 1-7 January. Please also see www.SeattleGlacierSchoolNews.com and www.WinterGlacierSchoolNews.com .
Team traverses the mountain. Murphy Osborne Photo. Murphy and Jason searching for avalanche beacons in deep snow.
Dan Mazur enjoys a blizzard during the Winter Glacier School. Murphy Osborne Photo. Eric, Austin, Dan and Marshall enjoying a delicious meal after the glacier school. Murphy Osborne Photo.
NEW SHERPA CLIMBING SCHOOL: Thanks you for donating climbing boots, ice axes, crampons, helmets, harnesses, clothing, shoes, rucksacks and other climbing gear.
www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org . We could not have helped these hardworking Sherpa students without you, and please keep up the great work. If anyone knows of a person, group, company, club, shop, or anyone who wishes to donate, we can arrange free shipping to Nepal, and our leaders can pick up the donated items from you during their slideshow tours after the New Year.
2015 SLIDESHOWS: Join Himalayan climber Dan Mazur in Kerry on 26 February and Bristol on 3 March. Do you know of any other possible lecture opportunites during February and March on Sherpa life, Mount Everest, the ever changing environmental, social, cultural scenario in Nepal and Tibet?
Gorak Shep (elevation 5,180 meters / 17,000 feet) with Mount Pumori in the background.Biogas Diagram.
CLEANING UP MOUNT EVEREST: www.CleaningUpMountEverest.org While visiting our world’s highest mountain, climbers, trekkers, and walkers take away great memories, lots of photos and new friends, but leave behind their untreated waste. This needs to stop. At the Mount Everest Biogas Project our mission is to convert human waste from base camp into environmentally safe products for the people of Nepal, by designing a biogas system that can operate at high altitudes (above 5000 meters / 16,400 feet). The project is nearly out of the design phase and ready to go into the testing phase.
THREE ACONCAGUA CLIMBS TAKING PLACE IN December, January, and February. www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com . Highest Peak in all the Americas and a famous 7- Summit. 18 December to 6 January (20 days) 11-30 January (20 days) or 2 to 21 February (20 days). We also offer the opportunity to climb the Polish Direct Route , 2 to 24 February (23 days). MOUNT ACONCAGUA CLIMBS TO THE HIGHEST PEAK IN ALL OF THE AMERICAS and a famous Seven Summit. 20 or 23 days in Argentina climbing a very easy and very high mountain. 6980 metres / 23,000 feet high and excellent preparation for Everest. Patient, friendly leader Max Kausch teaches everything you need to know and has been the chief of 20 expeditions for Summit Climb. Cost: $3750, £2260, €3250. www.AconcaguaSummitClimbNews.com
James & Allan on the way down - Photo: Max Kausch. Enjoying the beautiful day.
Mike and George on the summit at 6962m - Photo Mike Fairman. Group Dinner.
MOUNT MUSTAGATA EXPEDITION. July 2015 and 2016. 25 days. World’s highest mountain which can be skiied, boarded, or snowshoed. 24,000 feet / 7500 meters. SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION". Friendly leader Julian Bierman: snow safety expert, professional ski - snowshoe instructor. Climbing Mustagata qualifies you for Everest. Full Service Cost: $5750, £3550, €4,950; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £1950, €2,750. www.MustagataClimb.com
This is Kristine O'Brien and Gary Kellund resting at camp 2, 6200 metres/20,300 feet on Mustagata (K. O'Brien and G. Kellund). Our all female team, the "Lipstick Blondes" from the UK, in between camp 1 and camp 2 on Mustagata
MOUNT ELBRUS is the highest and easiest snow peak in Europe (18,600 feet) and one of the "7-Summits". See how you feel at high altitude in a short time at an affordable price. A very easy beginner snow walk. Stay in huts, ride ski lifts and snow cats and enjoy a short summit day. Friendly leader Julian Bierman is a qualified mountain guide. Equipment and clothing available for hire/rent. Ski Tour Date: 12 April to 22 April 2015 , 01 May to 11 May 2016. Ski Tour Full Service Cost: $3090 £1975 €2650. Normal Route: 24 July to 1 August , 14 August to 22 August , 5 September to 13 September. Normal Route Full Service Cost: $2795 £1790 €2400. Please contact us NOW to book your flight and receive your visa invitation letter. www.ElbrusSummitClimb.com
(photo by Scott Patch: Jan and Dan on the summit).(photo by Scott Patch: team heading for the high camp of Elbrus on a perfect sunny day).
Ruwenzori Mountains of the Moon Mountain Climb: www.MountainsoftheMoonTrek.com 12 day trek/climb at any time of year. $4355, £2760, €3750. We are excited to announce a new trip to Africa's 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest mountains, located in a gorgeous national park, rarely visited. There is stunning trekking and optional mountaineering on these mountains which are not often climbed. Mount Stanley is the largest and has several subsidiary summits, with Margherita Peak being the highest point. The rock is metamorphic, and the mountains are believed to have been tilted and squeezed upwards by plate movement. They are in an extremely humid area, and frequently enveloped in clouds. The Ruwenzori are known for their vegetation, ranging from tropical rainforest through alpine meadows to snow; and for their animal population, including forest elephants, several primate species and many endemic birds. One zone is known for its six metre/20 foot high heather covered in moss, and another for its giant lobelia. Most of the range is now a World Heritage Site and is covered jointly by The Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda and the Parc National des Virunga in Congo.
KILIMANJARO / MT KENYA / SAFARI: www.KiliTrek.com Join us for our next Africa Expedition to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Wild Game Viewing Safari. Dates and Cost: Mt.Kenya trek or climb, costs US$ 1950.- (local guide for technical climb additional US$ 450.-) / single-supplement $120.- 11-18 February, 21-29 June, 5-14 July, 2-10 August, 6-14 September. Amboseli Safari (3 days, 2 nights): US$ 1150,- / single-sup US$ 300.- -> LODGE Safari / quite nice resort with view of Kilimanjaro.Kilimanjaro (7 days, 6 nights): US$ 2250,- / single-supplement US$ 80. For the package Mount Kenya & Safari & Kilimanjaro - www.KenyaClimb.com Special price US$ 5150,- / single supplement $500, 11-28 February, 21 June - 8 July, 5-22 July, 2.-19 August, 6.-24 September. New Dates: 20. Dec. - 07. Jan. 2015, 10. Jan. - 28. Jan. 2015, 01. Feb. - 18. Feb. 2015, 10. Feb. - 28. Feb. 2015, 20. June - 08. July 2015, 04. June - 22. July 2015, 01. Aug. - 19. Aug. 2015, 05. Sep. - 23. Sep. 2015, 26. Dec. - 14. Jan. 2016.
Mackinder’s valley on Kili. Photo by Arnold Coster. Lion cub resting on a branch in Masai Mara national park. Photo by Jonathan Barbero.
Member watching Andrew belay on the Point Peter practice climb. . Photo by Arnold Coster View on Kili from Simba Camp. Photo by Arnold Coster Photo by Jonathan Barbero.
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