Elbrus Expedition - Europe`s 7 Summit - Easy Snow Climb
Elbrus Expedition - Europe`s 7 Summit - Easy Snow Climb
SummitClimb's Everest and Cho Oyu teams BOTH summit! Mount Elbrus, Europe's 7-Summit.
Only 3 places remain.
News Flash! Our SummitClimb Everest and Cho Oyu expeditions BOTH reached the summit yesterday. Congratulations to all of the members, leaders, and Sherpas. Amazing job well done! More news, photos and blogs coming this week on www.SummitClimbNews.com , www.facebook.com/summitclimbers and in next week's newsletter.
LAST CHANCE TO JOIN OUR MOUNT ELBRUS EXPEDITION ONLY 3 PLACES REMAIN
FOR 29 JULY TO 8 AUGUST. 11 DAYS.
celebrating their summit on top of Mt Elbrus
WELL DONE TO OUR TEAM OF MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES!!
**** THIS YEAR IT COULD BE YOU! ****
Book now, secure your place and Conquer one of the 7 Summits with us.
- Expedition to the top of the highest peak in all of Europe. One of the famous "7 Summits".
- Easy' and safe snow climb to 5650 metres/18,600 feet. Often a "7-Summiter's 1st snow climb".
- Perfect trip for aspiring climbers who wish to test their skills at high altitude in less than 2 weeks.
- We teach you everything you need to know about glacier travel and climbing during the trip.
- Full Service Cost: $3750, £2350, €2850. Dates: 29 July to 8 August. Just 11 days.
- Leader: Dan Mazur: patient, friendly teacher, 2 Elbrus expeditions and 10 succesful Mt. Everest climbs.
- Average team size is eight. 2013 expedition: 6 on the summit!
- Full Service Price Includes: Leader Dan Mazur, climb permits, transport from Min Vodye to basecamp (BC), hotels in Pyatigorsk, basecamp and high camps, accomodation in huts, expedition costs, meals & food in Pyatigorsk and on mountains, climb equipment, radios, etcetera.
- We are available to help you buy & rent - hire inexpensive climbing gear, equipment, clothing, & boots.
- Elbrus may qualify you for other 7 summits, such as Everest Nepal, Everest Tibet, Kilimanjaro or Aconcagua.
- Optional ski and snowboard: some members bring their skiis and snowboards for fun! Back to Top
Welcome to Russia: The location of Elbrus allows for an experience into the myriad of Turkish, Georgian, Azerbaydzhani and Russian cultures. The expedition begins and ends in Mineralyne Vody (IATA Airport Code MRV) where you will take a taxi to Piatagorsk town and meet with experienced leader Dan Mazur and get to know one another before heading for the mountains. Here you can rent climbing gear if you don’t have it already. Its very easy to fly to MRV from anywhere in the world. For example, there are more than ten flights to MRV each day from Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Looking up from the Barrels camp towards the twin peaks that make up the summit of Elbrus (Scott Patch)
Climbing Elbrus: At 5653 metres/18,541 feet, Elbrus is a glaciated, twin-coned volcano that dominates the Caucuses Range of Russia. From Terskol Village a tram and ski lifts will carry us up the lower mountain to the "Barrel Huts" at 3800 metres/12,500 feet and located on the flank of Elbrus where we will begin our snow climbing ascent of the mountain. This is a fun spot to meet other international climbing teams from around the world. From the huts we can take "snowcat tractors" to high on the mountain, easing our ascent. Back to Top
Our trip features glacier travel training together with you and leader Dan Mazur. After that, we will take a walk up to the Pastukhov Rocks at about 4550 metres/15,000 feet for acclimatization. We descend back to the Barrels Huts and have a rest day, followed by summit day all the way to the top of the highest peak in Europe!
History: The word "Elbrus" means "guardian" or "protector" and its lower summit was first climbed by a Russian scientific expedition in 1829. Later, in 1874, its higher summit was climbed by an English team.
Weather: The best time to climb Mount Elbrus is July/August, when the weather is warmer and the famous Caucasus wind and snow storms are at their minimum.
Mount Elbrus is also fun for skiiers and snowboarders!. Looking up from the Barrels camp towards the twin peaks that make up the summit of Elbrus (Scott Patch)
HOW TO APPLY:After all questions are answered to your (and our) satisfaction, please send your completed and signed application (email is preferable), along with your payment.
To find the application, please go to www.SummitClimb.com and in the upper right hand corner you can download it from the "How to join the team " button. Many thanks!
For further information. please email me at DanielMazur@SummitClimb.com , telephone or Skype me on dan.mazur8848 . or send me a facebook message at www.facebook.com/summitclimbers or
- UK telephone: +44 (0)7810 375400
- UK address: 30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TQ, England;
- USA telephone: (+1) 360-570-0715
- USA address: POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349; Back to Top
Snowcat in uphill. Terry Schuck and Scott Patch on the summit of Mount Elbrus 4,741 m (15,554 ft). Photo Scott Patch.
PERMIT PRICES FOR ALL MOUNTAINS ARE INCREASING IN 2014 AND 2015, BUT, FOR NOW, WE VOW TO NOT INCREASE OUR PRICES in order to emphasize OUR COMPANY PHILOSOPHY of offering the best possible expeditions with high quality leaders, the best Sherpas, top notch equipment, delicious food, excellent transport services and good hotels, at the most efficient prices, in order to welcome our old and new friends to enjoy the mountains as much as possible. Back to Top
Members climbing to North Col - Photo Scott Patch. Sherpa breaking trail down to ABC from North Col after fresh snow - Photo Mia Graeffe.
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.
Please recall we offer ***DISCOUNTS*** for returning members, referral - finder's fees for inviting your friends, group discounts for two or more, guide's discounts, leader in training discounts, medical practioner's dicounts, and tour operator commissions. Back to Top
Here are our 2014 expeditions. We welcome you, your family, old and new friends, and colleagues to our team!
NEW TRIP: EVEREST NEPAL EXPEDITION IN AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2014. Bookings now being accepted. Climb to the world's highest summit with leader Dan Mazur. 1:1 Sherpa Ratio. Can’t make our Everest Expedition beginning in just 3 months? Well, there are just a few places left for our April 2015 Tibet Everest Expedition and our April 2015 Nepal Everest Expedition. Welcome to our team (but please submit your application now as the spring 2015 expeditions are almost full). www.EverestNepalExpedition.com .
The famous Hillary Step going up towards the summit (Richard Pattison). David Fairweather on the summit. (Samuli Mansikka).
August-September 2014 MOUNT CHO OYU OR SHISHAPANGMA. 38 days. World's 6th highest - and THE BEST POSSIBLE TRAINING FOR EVEREST. Located near Everest. 100% of our team summited in 2013. Leader Dan Mazur teaches everything you need to know about mountaineering. Our strong sherpas are the best on the mountain and are helpful and friendly every step of the way. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €9,850; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4350, €5050. (20% Discount for Cho-Shish-Combo). Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. www.ChoOyuClimb.com .
HERE ARE OUR TRIPS FOR OCTOBER - NOVEMBER:
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 .
MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION. 32 days in October-November 2014. 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 .
MERA TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. 22 days in October-November 2014. Best views of Everest from this easy remote Nepal 6500 metre/21,000 foot trekking peak. Leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know. Introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $3150, £2050, €2450. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. www.MeraPeakClimb.com .
ISLAND TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. 22 days in October-November 2014. 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 .
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL. 22 days in October-November 2014. Trekking to and training upon a 6000 metre / 19,000 foot high peak near Everest. Introductory level training course giving you the skills you need to graduate to snow, ice and rock climbing on higher peaks. Like Everest. Patient teacher Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know to climb in the Himalayas. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2250. Seven day option: $1450. 4 day extension to Everest Basecamp: $550. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com .
EVEREST BASECAMP TREK. 18 Days in October-November. Amazing, memorable trek in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to world's most famous basecamp. Trek leader Dan Mazur loves to lead the trek with friendly Sherpas! Full Service Cost: $1850, £1250, €1450. www.EverestBasecampWalk.com .
November-December REMOTE NEPAL SERVICE TREK. 12 days of magical walking in a remote part of Nepal visiting Sherpa families living in an untouched hilly forested farm region. Ancient forests and crystal clear rivers. Low-altitude trek leader Dan Mazur knows every house in every village and we stay with some of the friendliest and most charming families you have ever met while bringing needed supplies, medicines, school books, teaching, health, and environmental care. Price - Donation: $1450, £950, €1050 (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). www.RemoteNepalServiceTrek.org
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TREK TO EVEREST BASECAMP. 18 Days of glorious peaceful trekking at the turn of the year. Celebrate good cheer and the best holidays of the year at the world's highest holiday destination: Mount Everest Base Camp. Leader KajiTamang is an Everest expert and has led 5 Christmas New Year treks. This is an uncrowded and beautiful time of year to trek. Cost: $1850, £1250, €1450 www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com
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 .
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.
FREE NO-COST PERMITS FOR EVEREST AND LHOTSE AND EVEREST NEPAL TRAINING CLIMB. Today, I personally met with the Nepalese Government Authorities, and as of now, they 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
Thorbjorn ensuring VIP tickets (David O'Brien). From l-r: Elizabeth Tertil, Peter Kinloch and Enrique Rodriguez on the summit of Mount Everest. For Elizabeth and Enrique, this was their final step to completing the 7 summits. Congratulations! (Elizabeth Tertil).
Team on their way up the 2nd Step (David O'Brien). In Memory of The Climbers Who Stayed on Mount Everest” – Photo Mia Graeffe.
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
EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB NORTH-COL. April-May, 2015 and 2016. 28 days in April or May. Probably the world's easiest 7000 metre/ 23,000 foot high peak located on the shoulder of Everest in exotic Tibet. A great way to see how you feel at altitude in a short amount of time. Dan Mazur and Scott Patch are very experienced and friendly leaders who will teach you everything you need to know. If you feel well on the April trip, you can transition to Everest or Cho Oyu. Full Service Cost: $8,950, £5,850, €6850. www.EverestTrainingClimbTibet.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
Mitch and others on Lhotse Face (Paula Leonard). Team at breakfast (Stew Edge). View o Everest from Camp3 (Squash Falconer)
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
SIGNUP NOW FOR OUR 2015 AND 2016 Everest Basecamp Treks, Glacier Schools, Trekking Peaks like Mera and Island Peak, and our Service Treks.
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! Back to Top
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
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