Greetings from beautiful Tibet where it is a gorgeous crystal clear sunny day and the surrounding snowy mountains are rising above puffy white clouds Our Mount Cho Oyu expedition to the 6th highest mountain in the world is in full swing. Please follow us at www.ChoOyuNews.com .
Remote Unspoiled Everest Circuit: Mera Peak Trek, Baruntse Climb, and Amphu Labtsa Pass Crossing.
You and friends are invited: Our epic 18, 22, or 32 day journey is led by knowledgable and friendly Mount Baruntse and Mera Peak expert Dan Mazur with accomplished and helpful Sherpas. Featuring world class climbing and trekking, inspiring views, untouched natural habitats abounding with birds, wildlife and grand snowy peaks all in a less travelled and quiet domain, away from the crowds. Join us for all or part of our grand circle climb and trek through the Everest region during October and November 2014. Traverse the most remote and unspoiled part of the Everest region, where the famous easy Mera Trekking Peak and Mount Baruntse, Nepal's "easiest" 7000 metre / 23,000 foot peak and the classic Amphu Labtsa Pass all lie in the shadow of mighty Mount Everest.
History and location of Mera Peak and Mount Baruntse: Because it is located just a few kilometres/miles away from the main path to Mount Everest, the Mera Peak and Baruntse region remained unknown and untouched until exploration in the 1950s by Sir Edmund Hillary and Eric Shipton. The first ascent of Mera Peak Central was finally accomplished in 1953 by Tenzing Sherpa and British Army Colonel Jimmy Roberts who invented "trekking" in Nepal. Baruntse was first climbed in 1954 by a New Zealand expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary himself.
Choose short segments or combine all three trips below into the full 32 day grand circuit trip.
MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION. 34 days in October-November 2014, with ten time Everest Leader Dan Mazur. Remote Nepal at its best. This expedition offers something for experts and beginners alike. Grand Circle trekking and climbing trip, begins with Mera Trekking Peak as a "warm-up", then Baruntse: Nepal's 'easiest' 7000 metre / 23,000 foot high peak, superb preparation for Everest. Then, crossing the famous Amphu-Labtsa Pass at the foot of Everest. Trip finishes in the famous Everest Valley. Three peaks for price of one. Leader Dan Mazur: Excellent teacher. Full Service Cost: $8950, £5450, €6450. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. www.BaruntseClimb.com
Look closely to see the two climbers standing in the middle of the Amphu Labtsa glacier (Dan Mazur). Trekkers on a suspension bridge on the trail to Everest. Photo by Ron and Dee Haberern
MERA TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. 22 days in October-November 2014. www.MeraPeakClimb.com . Best views of Everest from this easy remote Nepal 6500 metre/21,000 foot trekking peak. Friendly Leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know about walking and easy climbing on snow. Perfect introduction to high altitude. Helpful expert Sherpas are there with you every step of the way. Full Service Cost: $3150, £2050, €2450. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. 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).
Mera Trek and Mera Peak Climb: 18 days (Trek Only) or 22 days (Trek Plus Peak Climb). Begin on 12 October. Remote Nepal at her finest. Full Service Cost: $2150, £1350, €1650 (Trek), or $3150, £2050, €2450 (Trek and Climb). Includes internal flights and hotels. www.MeraTrek.com
MOUNT AMA DABLAM Rock-Ice-Snow Climb. 29 days in October-November 2014. Very climbable fixed rope easy-technical climb just 20 kilometres / 12 miles from Everest. Leader Dan Mazur teaches everything you need to know about technical rock, ice, and snow climbing. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, our qualified leader and Sherpas are there to climb together with you and/or let you go at your own speed, fast or slow! Climbing Ama Dablam qualifies you for Everest. Full Service Cost: $5550, £3450, €4050; Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1550, €1850. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. www.AmaDablamClimb.com .
ISLAND TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. 22 days in October-November 2015. Nepal's most famous easy trekking peak. Trip includes a visit to Everest basecamp too. Leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know. Introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2250. 5 day option: $1350. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. www.IslandPeakClimb.com .
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
Murari at Kalapathar. Photo Murari.Christmas New year members enjoying the beautiful weather behind Budish stupa. Photo Kaji Tamang.
December, January, and February MOUNT ACONCAGUA CLIMBS TO THE HIGHEST PEAK IN ALL OF THE AMERICAS and a famous Seven Summit. 20 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: $3750, £2260, €2735. www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com .
KILIMANJARO / MT KENYA / SAFARI: Join us for our next Africa Expedition to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Wild Game Viewing Safari. Dates and Cost: Mt.Kenya trek or climb, costs US$ 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 - 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 www.AfricaSummitClimb.com
One of our team members enjoying the non-touristy and easy walk on Mt. Kenya. (photo: Felix Berg). Lion cub resting on a branch in Masai Mara national park. Photo by Jonathan Barbero. Arnold
IF YOU PLAN TO BE WITH US DURING THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, then you need to contact me now, as all of our trips are nearly full, with only a few places left. This is because we have not raised our prices and kept them very low to encourage returning and new members to join our teams this year.
WE WELCOME INDIVIDUALS JOINING ALONE, AND SMALL GROUPS OF TWOS AND THREES TO OUR EXPEDITIONS UPON FIXED DATES.
If you can't make the fixed dates and/or would prefer to CHOOSE YOUR OWN DATES, please let us know and we can gladly arrange a CUSTOM TRIP for you.
If you are a LARGER GROUP, please let us know and we can provide special low prices, dates, and a private customised trip.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY UP TO DATE ON ALL OF THE LATEST INFO AT: www.facebook.com/summitclimbers and all of the social media pages mentioned at the bottom of this newsletter, including Skype, YouTube , Twitter , Instagram , Pinterest , Linked-In and Vimeo. Several times a week we publish the latest news on our expeditions and other mountain issues including photos, videos, blogs & always encourage you to join in.
BIG NEWS FOR 2015: We welcome you to join us for the Spring Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Everest Training Climb, Island Peak, Everest Basecamp and Remote Nepal Service Trek Season. It's hard to believe, but these trips are NEARLY FULL with just a few places left. WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO INCREASE THE PRICES FOR 2015, AGAINST ALL ODDS. We want to maintain our emphasis on quality services provided at the most efficient price level. Back to TopFREE NO-COST PERMITS FOR EVEREST AND LHOTSE AND EVEREST NEPAL TRAINING CLIMB. The Nepalese Government Authorities will grant a free climbing permit to anyone who was denied a chance to climb in April 2014. PLEASE TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS THE GOOD NEWS AND ASK THEM TO GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK THE FEW REMAINING SPOTS IN OUR 2015 AND 2016 TEAMS FOR FREE PERMIT HOLDERS.
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT CLIMB. April-May, 2015 and 2016. 60 days. or September-October, 2014 and 2015. Join experienced friendly leader Dan Mazur / Scott Patch to climb the world's highest peak, made famous by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. The Nepal side of Everest is considered to be warmer and less windy than the Tibet side of Everest. Full Service Cost: $36,450, £23,950, €27,450; Basic Climb: $14,950, £9850, €11,450. 100% of our team reached the summit together with Dan Mazur in 2013. www.EverestNepalExpedition.com
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT CLIMB. April-May, 2015 and 2016. 60 days. Climb the world's highest peak made famous by Mallory and Irvine in 1924. Leaders Dan Mazur and Scott Patch are experienced and friendly. The Tibet side of Everest is less expensive, more remote and less crowded than the Nepal side. Climbing the Tibet side of Everest is cheaper, but reputed to be colder and windier than the Nepal side. Full Service Cost: $28,450, £18,750, €21,750; Basic Climb Cost: $9950, £6550, €7550. We had the best summit success of any team in 2013. www.EverestTibetExpedition.com
Almost to the Top of Everest - Photo Mia Graeffe. Everest and Basecamp after storm dropped over 1 meter of snow at Basecamp - Photo Scott Patch.
EVEREST TRAINING CLIMB NEPAL. April-May, 2015 and 2016. 31 days (or 16 days climb only) in April or May. We will teach you everything you need to know. Follow the same route as the climbers trying for the summit of Mount Everest, but stop in camp three at 7300 metres / 24,000 feet. Completing this climb is excellent preparation for eventually trying for the summit of Everest, at a much lower cost and for a shorter duration. If you do well on the March-April climb it is possible to transition to Everest and try for the summit. Full Service Cost: $8,650, £5,650, €6650. Sixteen day option : $6350, £4150, €4850. www.EverestTrainingClimbNepal.com
MOUNT CHO OYU EXPEDITION. April-May, and August-September 2015 and 2016. 38 days. Easy' snow climb. 6th highest mountain in the world. There is probably no better preparation for climbing Everest. Most accessible of the world's "8,000 metre", 26,000 foot high peaks. Leader Dan Mazur is extremely experienced, friendly, and teaches you everything you need to know. Located beside Everest on the edge of the exotic Tibetan Plateau. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €9,850; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4350, €5050. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. www.ExpeditionChoOyu.com
MOUNT LHOTSE EXPEDITION. April-May, 2015 and 2016. 60 days. Fourth 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 Everest and Lhotse climber. High summit for low cost. Full Service Cost: $14,850, £9,750, €11,350; Basic Climb: $4,950, £3250, €3750. 100%% of our team reached the summit with Dan Mazur in 2013. www.LhotseExpedition.com Back to Top
Lama Card showing by Anne-Mari Hyrylainen - Finland. Photo Anne. Lakpa Kongle Sherpa capturing Anne-Mari Hyrylainen photo on the summit of Lhotse - Finland. Photo Anne
Mitch and others on Lhotse Face (Paula Leonard). Team at breakfast (Stew Edge). View o Everest from Camp3 (Squash Falconer)
Island Peak Climb. 5 days (Climb Only) or 22 days (Trek to Everest Base Camp and Climb Island Peak). Begin on 7 to 28 April, or 21 April to 12 May, or 10 to 31 October, 2015. The most famous trekking peak in Nepal. 5 Day Climb Only: $1350, £850, €1050. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2250. Includes internal flights and hotels. www.IslandPeakClimb.com
Sjoerd Wever, Shera Sherpa, and Sean McLane on the summit of Lobuche during the Everest Glacier School. Photo by Sjoerd Wever . Toni Taylor takes on the practice ice wall at Naulekh Glacier
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 Scott Patch: snow safety expert, professional ski - snowshoe instructor. Climbing Mustagata qualifies you for Everest. Full Service Cost: $5750, £3550, €4450; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £1950, €2450. www.MustagataClimb.com
NEW SERVICE: OUR EQUIPMENT EXPERTS are on hand to help you rent or purchase the affordably priced climbing and walking equipment you need. It does not matter if you live where good gear is hard to find. Please just let us know what you need and we will help you find it at the best prices and have it sent you and/or keep it on hand for your climb.
INEXPENSIVE PLANE TICKETS ARE STILL EASY TO FIND: Please email or telephone me and I will gladly assist you in locating these.
ARE YOU FIT? We want you to be in shape for your walk or climb, so please send us an email with your training inquiry and we will forward fitness program recommendations.
QUESTIONS? Before joining our team, please be sure you understand everything about the trip, so do ask lots of questions. I am here to answer any and all. I ALWAYS enjoy chatting about mountains, an exciting subject for me.
HOW TO APPLY: After all questions are answered to your (and our) satisfaction, please send your completed and signed application (email is preferable). To find the application, please go to www.SummitClimb.com or www.SummitTrek.com and in the upper right hand corner you can download it from the "HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM " button. Many thanks!
TO HOLD YOUR PLACE ON THE TRIP, PLEASE NOW MAKE A REFUNDABLE TEN PERCENT DOWN PAYMENT. You may pay the entire cost of the trip with your credit card, make a bank transfer, mail a check, or pay cash, the choice is yours. Please visit www.SummitClimbPayment.com to learn more.
BY THE WAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME LEADERS: Our growing company is always looking for trekking and climbing members who would like to learn to become leaders, so please visit www.LeaderInTraining.com , where we give special discounts for learning leaders and mountain guides. If you are already a mountain guide, please do ask about the special guide's discount. Thank you very much.Please contact me as soon as possible. I enjoy questions and discussing our favourite topic: MOUNTAINS.
I look forward to chatting, meeting, and to climbing to the summit and walking to basecamp together. Thank you very much. Welcome to Our Team and Best Mountain Regards!
I am waiting for your contact - Dan Mazur
Telephone UK: (+44) (0)7810375400 (late afternoons and evenings best).
Telephone USA: 1-360-570-0715 (please leave a message with your name, phone, and email)
Latest climbing news: www.SummitClimbNews.com .
Latest trekking news: www.SummitTrekNews.com .
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UK Mailing address: 30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TQ, England
USA Mailing address: POB 123, Lakebay, Washington, 98351, USA
Daniel Mazur Wikipedia Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Mazur
Ps. PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO (WE PAY YOU A CASH COMMISSION "FINDER'S FEE" FOR SENDING US NEW MEMBERS) . THANK YOU !