NEWS FROM OUR SIDE: We are fleeing what some here call "civilization" to journey to Nepal *tomorrow* for the much awaited post-monsoon climbing season. Yesterday, one of our SummitClimb / SummitTrek leaders, Dan Mazur (with 12 Everest expeditions) and a group of members from our FREE glacier school were involved in a dramatic all night rescue of a climber with a broken leg from a towering icy high glaciated 4000 metre, 13,000 foot snow and ice peak. The fall came too late in the day for helicopters to fly, and we worried that an all night bivouac might ensue. Luckily 8 of us were able to carry him down the mountain to an ambulance rescue at 1:00 am. Here is the photo at the beginning of the rescue just before nightfall.
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NEWS FLASH: EVEREST IS OPEN AND THE FIRST CLIMBERS SET OFF NEXT WEEK!
TREKKING NEWS: EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK AND ISLAND PEAK 100% OPEN with all airports, roads, trails, hotels, restaurants and teahouses in perfect condition. Now is harvest time and Nepal's had a plentiful monsoon with plenty of delicious food in the markets.
SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER CLIMB NEWS:
Mount Manaslu - World's 8th highest and Nepal's easiest 8000m / 26,000 foot high peak expedition also departs a week from today. We are 8 members with leadership by friendly 12 time Everest expeditioneer Dan Mazur, who is always ready to answer any question, help you choose your equipment, conduct on-ice training seminars, and chat about mountains. There is still time. Climb Manaslu, qualify for Everest!
OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER CLIMB NEWS:
Mount Ama Dablam 14 or 29 day expedition: Asia's most famous rock, ice and snow peak, the Matterhorn of the Himalaya. Very climbable moderately technical fully roped climb. Two teams are forming now under the qualified leadership of Dani Fuller, his 4th Ama Dablam. Dani is on hand throughout the expedition to teach everything you need to know about rock, ice and snow. We now have 7 members for October and 5 for November and spots on the permits are only available for a few more days. New option: flexible dates, join anytime you like. ***NEW VIDEO: www.HighAmbitionsonAmaDablam.com . Qualifies you for Everest too!
Mount Baruntse - Mera Peak 29 or 32 day expedition: "3 peaks for the price of 1" with ascents of one of each: 5000m, 6000m, and 7000m peaks (17,000ft, 19,000ft, and 23,000ft)! Something on offer for both novices and experts alike. Grand circle traverse through Everest region, beginning in remote and rarely visited valleys and ranges, and finishing for a few days on the luxurious "teahouse trek" to Everest. Brilliant climbing, gorgeous trekking, and relaxing beautiful days and cllear starry nights. This is 6 time Baruntse leader and 8 time Mera Peak leader Dan Mazur's favourite expedition! Dan has fun teaching you everything you need to know about climbing these incredible snow peakks and ascending world famous Amphu Labtsa Pass to drop into the Everest Valley for a cup of coffee and a slice of chocolate cake. Our 34 day October expedition has 8 members (2 spots available) and our 29 DAY NOVEMBER "BARUNTSE ONLY" SHORTER AND CHEAPER EXPEDITION HAS ONLY 4 MEMBERS. Permit needs to be finalised next week! ***NEW VIDEO: www.BreathlessOnBaruntse.com . Qualifies you for Everest too!
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER AND JANUARY TREKKING PEAK AND GLACIER SCHOOL NEWS:
Love "trekking peaks" whereby trekking on wide and lush trails is mixed with a bit of climbing for a few days on some short but fun snowy mountains? Mera Peak, Island Peak. Lobuche Peak. ***NEW VIDEO: www.IslandPeakVideo.com
Excited about climbing but wondering how to get started? We are always encouraging and welcoming new members into our sport. FREE glacier Schools Winter and Summer . This October or November welcome to: Everest Glacier School. Our way of "giving back" to the climbing community and opening our mountain world up to different people.
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER TREK NEWS: Enjoy walking amidst the giant icy mountains and camping in grassy meadows in the dragon's teeth of the world's highest glaciers. Explore during October and Novmber: Everest Base Camp , Annapurna Base Camp and surrounding beautiful valleys in the footsteps of the early explorers and Sherpas. Trek to Mera Peak. Visit Remote Nepal with the Earthquake Recovery Trek . Also special Christmas New Year Base Camp Trek with optional Island Peak Climb just for you
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER SKI AND SNOWBOARD NEWS:
Get your skiis and snowboards waxed and ready to go for Mera Peak , Manaslu , and Island Peak Explore classic snow in the Himalaya. ***NEW VIDEO: www.MeraPeakSkiBoardVideo.com .
ACONCAGUA IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY. South America's highest peak. Famous 7 SummitClimb with top notch 25 time SummitClimb leader Max Kausch.
KILIMANJARO AND MOUNT KENYA THIS WINTER. Welcome to join our super experienced Africa Crew with more than 100 climbs, treks and safaris.
NOVEMBER CHARITY SERVICE NEWS
INTERESTED IN "GIVING BACK" AND HELPING OUT IN BEAUTIFUL NEPAL? Work with our team of men and women and live with Sherpa families far from the beaten path where no tourists walk amidst the clean quiet pristine green, forested and terraced Himalaya with health, education, environmental and cultural preservation. Discounts for health pros, and teachers. This is a low altitude trek with sunning views of Everest. www.EarthquakeTrek.org
FUNDRAISING LECTURE NEWS: One of our SummitClimb / SummitTrek leaders, Dan Mazur (with 12 Everest expeditions) is presenting a Himalayan Lecture Series in February 2016 to Benefit Nepal Earthquake Recovery. 4 lectures are already booked with room for a few more. Know of any potential venues or audiences looking for an exciting live multi-media slide and video show with fascinating stories personally told by Dan? All proceeds go to Mount Everest Foundation, working with poor Sherpa families for health, education, environment and cultural preservation. Here is more: www.EverestEarthquakeVideo.org and www.FundraisingLectures.org .
Mount Baruntse in October or November, remote 7000 metre / 23,000 foot high peak, with something for everyone, beginners and experts alike. Climb Mount Baruntse in just 30 days and experience this stunning 7000 metre / 23,000 foot high mountain, on a grand circle exploration of the Everest region, experience remote trekking, cross a high pass, then visit the famous Everest Valley with many opulent teahouses. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. Full Service Cost: $8,950, £5,800, €8,050. (Baruntse & Mera). Full Service cost: $6,950, £4,515, €6,225 (Baruntse only) . www.BaruntseClimb.com
Mera Peak in October or November,. An easy "trekking peak" in remote Nepal, near Everest. This 6500 metre / 21,000 foot high mountain has amazing views of Everest and is a very fun climb. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. Full Service Cost: $3150, £2,048, €2,835. Just trek to Kare village in 18 days for: $2,150, £1,395, €1,935. www.MeraPeakTrek.com .
Mount Ama Dablam in October or November, classic easy rock climbing, moderately technical but very climbable on solid granite and good fixed ropes. "Matterhorn of the Himalaya", Asia's most accomplishable, snow, ice, and rock peak. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. New Flexible Date Option: Arrive any time during Oct - Nov -Dec. Full Service Cost: $5550, £3600, € 4,990; Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1,590, €2,200. www.AmaDablamClimb.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.
Island Peak in October, November, December-January and April-May, Trek to World Famous Everest basecamp, then climb Nepal's most famous 'Trekking Peak' in just one day. An excellent sampler for Mountain Curious People. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. 5 day option: $1350 . www.IslandPeakTrek.com .
Everest Glacier School in October or November or December-January Good Ice/snow training and summit a 6100 metre / 20,000 foot high peak near Everest. Learn what you need to know to climb Everest. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur in 21 days during October or November. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. Seven day option: $1450. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com .
Everest Base Camp trek in October-November, December-January, or April-May. Trek together with 20 time leader Dan Mazur to the world's most famous basecamp in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. 18 days of amazing trekking and exploration. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1,200, €1,665. www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com .
Nepal Earthquake Support Trek in June, November and December. Help Rebuild After the Earthquake. Visit families in remote parts of Nepal where tourists never visit. Deliver needed supplies, health care and education. Stay in the lovely homes of our gracious hosts. See gorgeous views of Everest from nearby foothills. NEW FEATURE: Do this trek in any month of the year! This is a low altitude trek! Price - Donation $1450 £945 €1,300 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). www.EarthQuakeSupportTrek.org
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The famous Hillary Step . (Sange Sherpa). South Col route taken from above Pomori ABC. Photo by Patrick McKnight .
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT: Easier, warmer, less windy than Tibet side. 9 time leader Dan Mazur. April-June or Sept-Oct. 60 days. www.EverestNepalExpedition.com . 100% of our team summited. !! Begins on 7 April. Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April- May. Full Service: $36,450, £23,690, €32,800 ; Basic Climb: $14,950, £10,010, €14,130. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
EVEREST TRAINING CAMP 3: Good altitude test. Patient instructor: Everest leader Dan Mazur. April or May. 31 days (or 16 day option) www.EverestNepalTrainingClimb.com Trek to base, learn glacier rope ice skills. Acclimatize cautiously. Climb Khumbu icefall, Western Cwm. Carefully ascend to camp 3 - 7300m / 23,000ft . Two climbs, one on 7 April another on 21 April. Or Flexible Dates: arrive anytime in April-May. Full Service: $8,650, £5,620, €7,785. Sixteen day option : $6350, £4,125, €5,715. If you feel well, join www.EverestNepalExpedition.com . INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT: Less expensive, more remote, less crowded than Nepal. April-May. 60 days. 100% of our team summited in 2014. www.EverestTibet.com . 4 time leader David Obrien: experienced, friendly, well organised. Tibet side of Everest: cheaper, colder, windier than Nepal. Begins on 7 April, or Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May. Full Service: $28,450, £18,490, €25,605; Basic Climb Cost: $9950, £6,465, €8,955. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS.
EVEREST TRAINING NORTH-COL: World's easiest 7000m/ 23,000ft peak. On Everest's shoulder. Learn to climb Everest in 28 days. April - May. See how you like altitude in a short time. Leader David Obrien: experienced, friendly, good teacher. If all goes well, join Everest or Cho Oyu. 2 climbs, one on 7 April and other on 21 April. Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May. Full Service: $7,950, £5,165, €7,155. www.EverestTrainingClimbTibet.com . INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.
EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: High trek: Best views of Everest . Better than Nepal. www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com 20 days April-May - Full Service: $3,850, £2,500, €3,465. INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. 4 time leader David Obrien. See exotic Tibet. Feel the high altitude. Made famous in 1924 by Mallory and Irvine. Latest news: www.AdvancedBaseCampNews.com . Flexible Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April or May.
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: High Nepal summit, cheap, same route as Everest. www.LhotseExpedition.com April-May, 60 days. World's 4th highest peak. Climb Everest to camp 3; branch off; ascend Lhotse. You: climb 50 degree snow/ice. Leader Dan Mazur: 9 time Everest, 4 time Lhotse summit. 100% of our team summited !! Full Service: $14,850, £9,650, €13,365; Basic Climb: $4950, £3,315, €4,680. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Fixed dates or Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May.
Mount Cho Oyu in April or September, Perhaps the Best Possible Preparation for Everest. 15th Annual Expedition. Located just next door to Everest, Cho Oyu is the World’s 6th Highest Peak. Most Accessible of the worlds 14 ‘eight thousand metre’, 26,000 foot high peaks. Climb it together with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. Price: $12,850, £8,350, €11,565; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4,320, €5,985. www.ChoOyuClimb.com
MOUNT CHO OYU IN APRIL OR SEPTEMBER: www.ShishaPangmaExpedition.com - 38 days September-October or 15 days in October (our popular Cho Oyu - Shishapangma "double-header"). "Off the beaten track" but very climbable large mountain. Perfect preparation for Everest, located in Tibet and the lowest of the world's 8000 meter / 26,000 foot high peaks. Led by Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller.
30 August to 6 October. $12,850, £8,35, €11,565; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4,320, € 5,985. 20% discount for Cho-Shish "double-header" expedition: 5th to 20th October. Full service includes all climb and trek costs, free hotel and free sherpas. Our last expedition put everyone on the central summit. Please go to www.ShishaPangmaNews.com . Photo : Team working their way through rockband number 2
Main summit of Shisha? This year, we have a group of people requesting a special trip to the main summit, which means extra time, rope, and Sherpas. Please let us know if you would like to join the challenge.
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.
ISLAND PEAK IN APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Trek to World Famous Everest basecamp, then climb Nepal's most famous 'Trekking Peak' in just one day. An excellent sampler for Mountain Curious People. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. 5 day option: $1350 . www.IslandPeakTrek.com .
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL IN APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Good Ice/snow training and summit a 6100 metre / 20,000 foot high peak near Everest. Learn what you need to know to climb Everest. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur in 21 days during October or November. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. Seven day option: $1450. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com .
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK IN APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Trek together with 20 time leader Dan Mazur to the world's most famous basecamp in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. 18 days of amazing trekking and exploration. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1,200, €1,665. www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com .
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT TREK IN JUNE OR NOVEMBER: Help Rebuild After the Earthquake. Visit families in remote parts of Nepal where tourists never visit. Deliver needed supplies, health care and education. Stay in the lovely homes of our gracious hosts. See gorgeous views of Everest from nearby foothills. NEW FEATURE: Do this trek in any month of the year! This is a low altitude trek! Price - Donation $1450 £945 €1,300 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). www.EarthQuakeSupportTrek.org
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 MUSTAGATA: World’s highest mountain which can be skiied, boarded, or snowshoed. 24,000 feet / 7500 meters. June, July and August. 25 days. SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION". Friendly leader Julian Bierman: certified mountain guide. Climbing Mustagata qualifies you for Everest. Full Service: $5750, £3,850, €5,435; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £2,110, €2,975. .www.MustagataClimb.com
Broad Peak 2014. Aufstieg Gipfelgrat. Broad Peak 2014 Tosten am Gipfelgrat.
BROAD PEAK - Cheap 8,000m / 26,000ft peak in Wild Pakistan. www.BroadPeakExpedition.com . World's 12th highest and easy 8000 metre peak. See how you feel at high elevation. Get to know some of our world's most astonishing landscapes. Qualifies you for Everest from Tibet, Everest from Nepal or Lhotse. Experienced SummitClimb leader Felix Berg. Explore the Baltoro Glacier during 5-day trek to basecamp. We need to know by 15 May if you will be joining. 21.June - 2 August 2015. 50 days in Pakistan. Full Service Cost: $11,500, £7,700, €10,870; Basic Climb Cost: $6420, £4,300, €6,070
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