Greetings Climbing Friends,
Is your December going well? I encourage you to join our challenging 2010 climbing season in this ultimate newsletter of 2009.
Please read down for discount offers, and do tell everyone about what we are trying to do, 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 as an expedition leader. I’ve been lucky enough to lead 5 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 summits of K2, Cho Oyu 3 times, Ama Dablam 5 times, Lhotse twice and Shishapangma twice. Oh by the way, I just found out Summit Climb are approaching their 19th year.
December: a month to tie up loose ends and perhaps honour the season with a helping hand to someone in need. SummitClimb have just rewritten their charity website about helping poor families who live near Everest help themselves build schools, hospitals, environmental and cultural preservation projects. For example, you may wish to examine www.ServiceWalks.org . So this December, please do take a moment to visit the www.SummitClimb.com website and click on the “Everest Service & Walks” button in the upper right of the page. Thank you very much for your kind compassion and assistance to the people of Nepal and Tibet. back to top
2009 was a successful year for our climbing teams, with members and sherpas reaching the summits of Everest-Tibet, Everest-Nepal, the North-Col, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse, Baruntse, Lobuche, and Aconcagua. We were also accompanied by walkers on these expeditions, who made the trek to basecamp and some went even higher.
We were blessed with superb weather, very strong and loyal sherpas, good equipment, delicious food, and may I say, excellent leaders. We look forward to 2010 and encourage you to join our friendly groups in forthcoming mountain adventures.
We offer something for everyone, from beginner to expert , and the prices seem rather affordable. In fact, we are not going to raise any costs for 2010, but hold the increases until 2011. Please read down for additional 2010 discounts.
NOTE FOR SPRING EXPEDITIONS: We need to know quite soon if you will be joining us because we place orders for personal and group sherpas, as well as climbing permits, just after the New Year. back to top
CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST in April and May. Led by Dan Mazur. Our 6th season on the Tibet side of Everest. The most affordable and less crowded way to climb Everest on the route made famous by Mallory and Irvine in 1924. Our Tibet-Everest teams have always been successful and always received a permit. The Tibetan authorities welcome us back with open arms for 2010. 6 members are currently signed on. Full Service Cost: $23,450, £14,150, €15,750. www.EverestClimb.com .
‘EASY’ EVEREST NORTH COL CLIMB: 28 days in April or May. Join Dan Mazur and head for the ‘shoulder ‘of Everest to see how you feel at 7000 metres climbing high on the most famous mountain in the world while exploring exotic Tibet. Dan will teach you everything you need to know. If you feel well on the Col, you could carry on to the summit. 4 members are currently enrolled for April and 3 for May. Full Service Cost: $6750, £4050, €4550. www.NorthColClimb.com.
ACONCAGUA CLIMB: February (20 days), led by Doug Sandok. Join experienced veteran Doug for a challenging introductory climb to nearly 7000 metres. He will teach you everything you need to know. Aconcagua is one of the ‘7-summits’ and the highest mountain in the western hemisphere. Climbing Aconcagua could qualify you for Everest. 5 members are currently on the team. Cost: $3450, £2050, €2350. www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com
ALPS MOUNTAIN MEET: Free of cost, no charge. 1 or 2 weeks in late February and early March, led by Dan Mazur. It’s not as expensive as you think, around $75, £45, €50 per day includes accommodation and 2 meals a day. Week 1: skiing/boarding on/off piste in Tignes, with a chance to climb 3800 metre peaks. Week 2: skiing/boarding/climbing around Chamonix including on/off piste, glaciers, ice and mixed couloirs. 8 men and women have joined, with room for just a few more. www.AlpsMountainMeet.com
CHO OYU: May or September. 38 days of ‘easy’ snow climbing on the world’s most accessible 8000 metre peak. Led by Dan Mazur and Max Kausch. Our 10th expedition and probably the best possible preparation for climbing Mt Everest. We have 3 members for Cho Oyu in May and 5 for Cho Oyu in October. Full Service Cost: $10,950, £6650, €7350. www.ChoOyuClimb.com
AMA DABLAM: October (32 days). Led by Dan Mazur, our 11th expedition to the most famous rock-ice-snow climb in all Asia. Technical but accomplishable, Ama Dablam is 6800 metres high and one of the most photographed peaks in the world, just 20 kilometres/12 miles from Everest. The rock is good solid granite, and climbing Ama Dablam could qualify you for Everest. 4 members have joined the team. Full Service Cost: $5650, £3350, €3750. www.AmaDablamClimb.com
MOUNT BARUNTSE: October (32 days). Led by Dan Mazur, our 2nd expedition to Nepal’s ‘easiest’ 7000 metre peak. This climb incorporates an ‘acclimatization’ easy-snow-climb of Mera Peak, a spectacular 6500 metre ‘trekking-peak’ with stunning views of Everest, then moves on to Baruntse’s spectacular ‘easy but high’ snow climbing with amazing views of the entire Everest Massif. Dan will teach you everything you need to know. Two peaks for the price of one. Climbing Baruntse could qualify you for Everest. 3 members are currently signed. Full Service Cost: $6750, £4050, €4550.www.BaruntseClimb.com
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: 22 days in April, May or October. Looking to brush up mountain skills or acquire high-altitude confidence in a short period of time? Join accomplished British mountain leaders Raj and Abbey for a fun learning trip to 6200 metre Lobuche Peak with stunning views of Everest. They will teach you everything you need to know to climb in the Himalaya. 6 members have signed for April, 3 for May, and 3 for October. Full Service Cost: $2750, £1650, €1850. Seven day option: $1150, £750, €850. Add on a fun trek to Everest Basecamp and Kala Pattar for $450, £250, €350. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com
ADDITIONAL CLIMB AND TREK OFFERINGS: Not seeing what you are after? Please read down for a list of all of the climbs on offer, including Everest Nepal, Lhotse, Mustagata, Shishapangma, IslandPeak, Mera Peak, Everest Basecamp, and Kilimanjaro. back to top
PAYMENT NEWS: Please charge the entire cost of your trip to your credit card using our secure payment facility.
HAPPY NEW YEAR DISCOUNTS FOR FULL-SERVICE MEMBERS:
1) 5% cash paid to you for referring a friend or colleague to our team. Please mention to your friends.
2) 5% discounts for groups of 2-3.
3) Free sherpa for full-service groups of 3 on Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and Shishapangma. Includes free sherpa oxygen on Everest and Lhotse. This is a $7500, £4650, €5150 value.
4) 10% for groups of 4-6.
5) 15% for groups of 7 or more.
6) 5% for returning members.
7) 10% for doctors.
8) Looking for even lower prices? Bring a friend and join our “basic climbs” available for groups of two or more. back to top
9) Are you a mountain guide or would you like to become one? Learn about the 10% discount when you visit www.LeaderInTraining.com .
PLANE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. Return flights from UK-Kathmandu-UK are about 650 pounds, 750 euros, $1000 USD. Please ring or email if you need assistance with the above fares.
ARE YOU FIT? We want you to be in shape for the climb, so please send us an email with your training inquiry and we will forward training recommendations.
PLEASE EXPRESS YOURSELF! Do communicate all of your thoughts, questions, and ideas. We wish to build another top team this year by working together and enjoy discussing our favourite subject: MOUNTAINS.
Thank YOU VERY MUCH for reading this and PLEASE forwarD to all of your friends and colleagues.
CAN’T GO IN 2010? Please join us in 2011 or 2012, as all of the trips mentioned below run each year. back to top
List of ALL 2010 CLIMBS ON OFFER:
MOUNT EVEREST FROM TIBET: www.EverestTibetClimb.com : 68 days in April and May. Full Service Cost: $23,450, £14,150, €15,750. Less expensive than Nepal, made famous by Mallory and Irvine in 1924. 6 members currently signed.
‘EASY’ EVEREST NORTH COL CLIMB: www.NorthColClimb.com : 28 days in April or May. Full Service Cost: $6750, £4050, €4550. Climb to 7000 metres on Everest to see how you feel at altitude on the most famous mountain in the world while exploring exotic Tibet. If you feel well on the Col, you could carry on to the summit! 4 members are currently enrolled for April and 3 for May.
CHO OYU: www.ChoOyuClimb.com : 38 days in May or September. Full Service Cost: $10,950, £6650, €7350. Easy snow climb on the ‘easiest’ and most accessible of the world’s fourteen 8000 metre peaks. We have 3 members for Cho Oyu in May and 5 for Cho Oyu in October.
MOUNT EVEREST FROM NEPAL: www.EverestNepalClimb.com : 68 days in April and May. Full Service Cost: $27,750, £16,750, €18,650. Original first ascent route made famous by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. We have 5 members at this time with room for a few more. back to top
LHOTSE: www.LhotseClimb.com : 68 days in April and May. Full Service Cost: $10,950, £6650, €7350. World's 4th highest mountain, climbed from the same route as Everest-Nepal. 3 members have signed.
ALPS MEET: www.AlpsMountainMeet.com : 27 February-13 March. Meet is free of cost, no charge. Join for 1 or 2 weeks of fun skiing-boarding and winter climbing in the Alps. The first week will be spent in Tignes and the second in Chamonix. Accommodation cost is $75, £45, €50 per day, which includes hotels and two meals a day. 8 men and women have joined, with room for just a few more.
SHISHAPANGMA: www.ShishapangmaClimb.com : 38 days in September. Full Service Cost: $10,950, £6650, €7350. World's lowest 8000 metre peak. Located near Everest. Less crowded than Cho Oyu. Combine with our Cho-Oyu expedition and earn a 20 percent discount. 3 members have joined. back to top
AMA DABLAM: www.AmaDablamClimb.com : 32 days in October. Full Service Cost: $5650, £3350, €3750. The most famous rock-ice-snow climb in all Asia. Technical but accomplishable, just 20 kilometres/12 miles from Everest. 4 members have joined the team.
BARUNTSE: www.BaruntseClimb.com : 32 days in October. Full Service Cost: $6750, £4050, €4550. Nepal’s ‘easiest’ 7000 metre peak. We teach you everything you need to know during the free warm-up climb of 6500 metre Mera Peak, where we carefully acclimate, then go for our main objective, the famous Baruntse. Two peaks for the price of one. 3 members are currently signed. back to top
MERA PEAK: www.MeraPeakClimb.com : 22 days in October. Full Service Cost: $2750, £1650, €1850. Walk-climb beautiful and remote Mera Peak, with some of the best views of Everest possible. 2 members have joined.
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: www.EverestGlacierSchool.com : 22 days in April, May, or October. Full Service Cost: $2750, £1650, €1850. Seven day option: $1150, £750, €850. Learn glacier travel and rope technique from British mountain guides, then summit a 6000 metre peak. Add on a fun trek to famous Everest Basecamp and Kala Pattar, a ridge with inspiring views of Everest for $450, £250, €350. 6 members have signed for April, 3 for May, and 3 for October. back to top
ISLAND PEAK CLIMB: www.IslandPeakClimb.com : 22 days in April, May, or October. Full Service Cost: $2750, £1650, €1850. 5 day option: $1050, £650, €750. Nepal's famous 'trekking peak'. Climb to 6000 metres in just one day.
ACONCAGUA: www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com : 1-20 February. Full Service Cost: $3450, £2050, €2450. The highest peak in all the Americas and one of the famous ‘7-summits’. 5 members are currently on the team.
MUSTAGATA CLIMB: www.MustagataClimb.com : 25 days in July. Full Service Cost: $4450, £2650, €3050. The world’s ‘easiest’ 7500 metre peak. Walk, climb, ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and snow-raquette to the summit of Mustagata and down. Leader Jon Otto will teach you everything you need to know, has climbed it nine times and you will enjoy not only his friendship and care, but his ability to speak perfect English and Chinese is impressive. 4 have joined the trip already.
KILIMANJARO: www.KiliTrek.com : 14-22 February or 1-9 August (9 days): Cost $2950, £1750, €1950. Fun walking to the summit of the highest peak in Africa. 3 people are signed on.
MOUNT KENYA: www.KenyaClimb.com : 21-28 February or 13-20 August (8 days): Cost $1850, £1150, €1250. Walk or optional rock climb on the second highest peak in Africa. 2 people have joined the team. back to top
LIST OF ALL 2010 WALKS YOU, YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS COULD JOIN:
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: www.EverestNepalWalk.com : 18 days in April, May and October. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1150, €1250. Walk to Nepal's most famous and beautiful basecamp first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa; hike the scenic view ridge of Kala Pattar with stunning views of Everest.
ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK TIBET: www.EverestTibetWalk.com : 20 days in April and May. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1750, €1950. Walk the world-famous 'golden highway' to Everest advanced basecamp at 6400 metres, made famous by Mallory and Irvine in 1924. back to top
EVEREST BASECAMP SERVICE WALK: www.EverestBasecampServiceWalk.org : 22 days in April. Donation: $2750, £1650, €1850. (100% of your contribution for the walk and your international flight are tax deductible). Join a support walk to the Pema Choling Women’s Convent also known as the Deboche Nunnery, where a water-line project is in progress, then walk to the famous Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar, with incredible views of Everest.
REMOTE NEPAL SERVICE WALK: www.ServiceWalk.org : 14 days in November. Donation: $1450, £850, €950. (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). We are going to a seldom-visited area near Everest on a hospital aid and school teaching expedition in November to help poor families help themselves. back to top
CHO OYU ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: www.ChoOyuTrek.com : 18 days in May and September. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1750, €1950. Walk to Cho Oyu advanced basecamp at 5700 metres to visit the sixth highest & most accessible of the world’s fourteen 8000 metre peaks, near the historic Nangpa La with stunning views of the highest mountains in the world.
SHISHAPANGMA ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: www.ShishapangmaTrek.com : 18 days in September. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1750, €1950. Walk to Shishapangma ABC at the base of the world's 14th highest 8000 metre peak. Enjoy the incredible beauty of the Tibetan Plateau and walk to a very high altitude with stunning views. back to top
A beautiful sunrise cresting over the summit of Everest (Tunc Findik). A view of the famous second step on the north side of Mt. Everest (Franck Pitula).
Thank you very much for reading this newsletter and forwarding it to all of your friends and colleagues.
Best wishes to you and yours during the holiday season and Happy New Year 2010. back to topHigh Altitude Regards-Dan Mazur
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Ps. Congratulations on reaching the bottom of this newsletter, you must have the perseverance and patience it takes to climb, walk, and hike in the high mountains. back to top