Photos in slideshow: Fabrice Imparato, Dan Mazur, Joanna Goodson, Ken Stalter, Ryan Waters, Bruce Manning, & Tunc Findik.
ENTHUSIASTIC GREETINGS TO ALL CLIMBERS, WALKERS, AND TREKKERS!
How are you doing this June? What mountain plans do you have for the next 6 months or year? My name is Dan Mazur and for over 10 years I have been working for two well-organised and affordable companies called SummitClimb and SummitTrek.
I invite you and your friends to join me and a fun group of men and women of all ages. Welcome to our team! Please read this newsletter to picture yourself climbing, trekking or walking on one of our planet’s stunningly massive high peaks, for a rare experience and the finest views by mountaineers, trekkers, and nature enthusiasts alike. Beginning today, during this second half of 2013 we are planning trips to Mt. Elbrus, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Mera Peak, Island Peak as well as other fun treks and training climbs across Nepal, Tibet, China, Africa, and Argentina.
Before I get ahead of myself...
I just returned 8 days ago from leading our most successful ever Himalayan climbing and walking season, with 100% of my Everest team of men and women of all ages reaching the summit. Nice work everyone! We divided into two groups, with the "fast group" going first with some super strong and friendly Sherpas, then me going second with the "slower team". This year all of us were blessed with good weather on Everest summit climbs, walks, treks, glacier schools, and climbs of "smaller" peaks.
In honour of this year's successful and safe season, we congratulate and thank all of our team members, Sherpas, staff, as well as their families, colleagues and friends.
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
PLEASE READ DOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW OUR SEASON WENT, AND OUR PLANS FOR UPCOMING TRIPS. THANK YOU. Back to Top
Before we get started, I wanted to mention that during April and May, a concerned group of volunteers from around the world have been working with the new www.SherpaTrainingSchool.org and brought 6 new apprentice Sherpas from low income remote regions of Nepal to the high mountains, where they learned important skills, communication, and were able to try out the necessary mountain climbing equipment. These Sherpas need crampons, ice axes, harnesses, climbing gear, boots, helmets, down jackets, down trousers, and high altitude mittens and gloves. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO COULD DONATE THESE, WE ARE ABLE TO ARRANGE FREE SHIPPING TO NEPAL. Also, please get involved and join our next Sherpa Training Climb this November.
THANKS FOR TELLING ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO.
Gyelje Sherpa fixing rope in the lower part of the grey tower. Checkout camp two on top of the yellow tower in the lower left. photo by Maaike Braat. Jangbu Sherpa fixing rope on the Summit Ridge of Mount Baruntse. Photo Markus
WE PAY YOU CASH FOR TELLING YOUR FRIENDS and bringing us new members. When your friends sign up, we will send you a commission. We call it the "finder's fee", and in 2013, have already sent out more than $18,000, £11,500, €13,500 in referral fees and commissions!
Please "welcome me back to the office" (lol), and help me escape to the mountains again :) by joining us for the 7 Summits and another Himalayan season during July, August, September, October and November as well is in 2014! Back to Top
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME LEADERS: Our growing company is always looking for 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.
OUR EQUIPMENT EXPERTS are on hand to help you find the affordably priced climbing and walking equipment you need. It does not matter if you live in a country or place 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.
Do get in touch now with me now to reserve your place as our trips are popular and fill up quickly: Phone me in the USA at 1-360-570-0715, or in the UK at (+44) (0)7810375400, on Skype at dan.mazur8848 , email: email@example.com . Facebook: www.facebook.com/DanielLeeMazur , Twitter: www.twitter.com/@DanielMazur. Back to Top
A. MOUNT ELBRUS: 25 July to 4 Aug 2013 (11 days). Elbrus is the highest and easiest snow peak in Europe (5650 metres/18,600 feet) and one of the "7-Summits". URGENT: TWO SPOTS IN THE TEAM HAVE JUST OPENED UP. 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. Join 7-Summit expert Dan Mazur, who will teach you everything you need to know. Equipment and clothing available for hire/rent. Full Service Cost $3750, £2350, €2850. Please contact us NOW to book your flight and receive your visa invitation letter. www.ElbrusSummitClimb.com.
Just below the Barrels where we make basecamp on the mountain and do our glacier training. Heading between the Barrels and high camp to acclimatize before the summit attempt (Scott Patch).
B. NEW DAILY SEATTLE GLACIER SCHOOLS: Free of cost, no charge. We now offer our customised glacier training course as a special 1 day programme on the most glaciated ice mountain in the USA (outside of Alaska). We can fully outfit you with all of the equipment you will need. Course leader: Dan Mazur, friendly and patient, a good teacher, and 50+ time glacier school instructor. www.SeattleGlacierSchool.org .
Heather Jennings uses her ascender to pull herself back to the surface during self rescue practice (Heather Jennings). Abhi looks out at just how far he has come on the slope leading to the summit (Heather Jennings) Back to Top
C. MOUNT CHO OYU: 38 days in Tibet and Nepal - September and 1st week of October. Very fun easy snow climb on "the doorstep of Everest". There is perhaps no better preparation for Everest. ONLY THREE PLACES LEFT IN THE TEAM. Led by Everest and Cho Oyu expert Dan Mazur, who has a relaxed and well organised approach. Dan has climbed Cho Oyu 5 times and will teach you everything you need to know. Cho Oyu is not difficult, in fact it is considered to be the "most-accessible" of the "8000 metre" / 26,000 foot high peaks. Our team is the only group to reach the summit so far in 2013. NEW LOW PRICE: Full Service Cost: $12,850, £7,950, €9,750, Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4150, €5050. Optional trip to Lhasa, add $2450. For more please go to www.ExpeditionChoOyu.com . Full service includes all climb and trek costs, free hotel and free sherpas. PLEASE LET ME KNOW RIGHT AWAY SO WE CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON THE PERMIT.
D. MOUNT SHISHA PANGMA: 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 of Everest, located in Tibet and the lowest of the world's 8000 metre / 26,000 foot high peaks. WE HAVE A TEAM OF FOUR SO THIS TRIP IS GUARANTEED TO RUN. Led by Arnold Coster, Shishapangma and Everest expert, who teaches you everything you need to know. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £7,950, €9,750; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4150, €5050. 20% discount for Cho-Shish "double-header" expedition. Optional trip to Lhasa, add $2450. www.ShishapangmaExpedition.com. Full service includes all climb and trek costs, free hotel and free sherpas. PLEASE CONTACT ME A.S.A.P.
Wayne Herrick summit of Cho Oyu. Photo Tenji Sherpa. Summit of Cho Oyu by Scott Patch and Holly Budge. Behind Mount Everest, Lhotse and many mores. Photo Holly Budge.
E. MOUNT AMA DABLAM, 29 days of "easy technical" adventure in the beautiful Everest region during October and November. The best 'accomplishable' rock, snow, and ice climb in all of Asia. WE NEED TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE PERMIT DURING THE NEXT 30 DAYS. Do you love easy and safe rock and snow-ice climbing, fun technical pitches on good, well anchored ropes, and don’t want to "snow-plod" across a melting glacier all day long? This trip is for you! Only 8 kilometres, 12 miles from Everest, with stunning views from the summit, most of the route is "rock scrambling" on solid granite and a short pitch of UIAA French 4, British Severe, North American 5.6, Australian 12, climbed on secure static lines. No lead climbing required. Join friendly, relaxed, knowledgeable 6 time Ama Dablam leader Dan Mazur, who will teach you everything you need to know, and test yourself at 7000 metres / 23,000 feet on the most photographed peak in the Himalaya: www.ExpeditionAmaDablam.com - NEW LOW PRICE! Full Service Cost: $5950, £3650, €4550. Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1550, €1850. Standard dates: 10 October to 7 November (29 days in Nepal). We now offer the Ama Dablam expedition anytime during a flexible window from 10 October to 1 December. If you can't make our standard dates, no worries. You can just show up anytime you like during October and November, as we have our basecamp and kitchen permanently placed with our leaders and Sherpas waiting to assist you. Climbing Ama Dablam qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL, INTERNAL FLIGHTS AND SHERPAS. I am very excited to climb Ama Dablam with you this October. PLEASE CONTACT ME DURING THE NEXT 2-3 WEEKS. THANK YOU.
Alejandro prepares to step onto rock-band number 2 towards the summit. Camp 2 with a storm behind. Back to Top
F. MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION. 34 days in Nepal's remarkable remote Everest region during October and November. Climb "three peaks" in one expedition. Exciting and remote trek and climb through a rarely visited part of Nepal, yet within a stone's throw of Everest. THERE ARE ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT IN THIS FAMOUS EXPEDITION. Join 3 time Baruntse leader Arnold Coster, who will teach you everything you need to know, for Nepal's "easiest" 7000 metre / 23,000 foot high peak. This trip is very unique in that it offers something for everyone, from the novice to the expert. Arnold loves sharing this climb with our members, as the Baruntse Expedition really is a "grand circle" climbing trip 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: $8450, £5450, €6450. 12 October to 14 November. 34 days in Nepal. Climbing Baruntse qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Full service includes all climb and trek costs, free hotel and free sherpas. PLEASE EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST NOW AS PLACES FOR BARUNTSE FILL QUICKLY.
Puja - buddhist ceremony - at Ama Dablam BC - Liam Suckling. Grace McDonald crossing a bridge on the way to Namche - Romain Hoffmann. John Shelton-Smith rock climbing at 5900m - Grace McDonald. (photo right by Dan Mazur: Sean climbing the Yellow Tower, showing the team you do not need to pull on the ropes to get to the top, on Ama Dablam) Back to Top
Thorsten walking along corniced summit ridge (Dan Mazur). Frank Seidel and Jennifer Klich crossing the Mera La. Photo by Mchael Moritz.Lovely camp along the Baruntse River at Rato Oral, which means 'red cave'. Sorry, I cut the top off of Mount Chamlang in the background. (photo right by Tunc Findik: Baruntse seen from basecamp at sundown). Back to Top
G. EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: 22 days in October. 7 day 'quickie' option available. Learn all about the equipment and skills you need and sample high altitude at a low cost in a short amount of time. ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR OFFERINGS, AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "25 BEST NEW TRIPS": www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - PRICE: $2950 £1850 €2150. Takes place on Mount Lobuche, Nepal's famous ‘easy’ 'trekking peak 'at 6000 metres / 20,000 feet. Seven day option: $1450, £950, €1050. April, May, or October. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL, INTERNAL FLIGHTS, AND SHERPAS.
H. MOUNT MERA ‘TREKKING-PEAK’ CLIMB: 22 days in October. EXCITING WAY TO TEST YOURSELF ON AN EASY ASCENT AND EXPLORE REMOTE NEPAL WITH A GREAT TEAM. Join Himalayan expert Arnold Coster and friends for this gorgeous walk-climb of Mount Mera at 6500 metres / 21,500 feet, with some of the best views of Everest imaginable. PRICE: $2950 £1850 €2150. www.MeraPeakExpedition.com and www.MeraPeakNews.com . Bring your skis and snowboard and try skiing and/or boarding down this peak. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL, INTERNAL FLIGHTS, AND SHERPAS. This really is one of the best ways to trek very high in a perfect and unspoiled setting. At the summit with Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, and more - 6119m (Sean McLane). On Summit of Mount Lobuche (Sjoerd Wever). View of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Changtse, and the Khumbu Glacier from the Summit of Lobuche (Sjoerd Wever). View from the summit of Lobuche East (Max Kausch). Approaching to summit of Mount Lobuche (Sjoerd Wever). Back to Top
I. ISLAND PEAK, NEPAL’S MOST FAMOUS ‘EASY’ TREKKING PEAK: www.IslandPeakExpedition.com . 22 days in October. A fun trek to Everest basecamp followed by just a 1/2 day of climbing puts you at an impressive 6000 metres / 20,000 feet at the foot of Everest. Fabulous views of Lhotse south face and Makalu. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1850, €2150. Five day option: $1350. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL, INTERNAL FLIGHTS, AND SHERPAS.
Leader spots from below while a team member climbs the final headwall to the summit and Jangbu, chief sherpa, gives a thumbs up. Members on the summit of Mera Peak with Everest and Lhotse behind.
Team member on the summit looking off towards higher peaks in the Himalaya. A member approaching the final metres towards the summit.(Valerie Hovland).
J. EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: 18 days in October, April and May. Join ten time Everest expedition leader Dan Mazur to walk on wide snow-free trails through green terraced villages perched beside rapidly flowing rivers beneath the towering snowy giants of the Himalaya to Nepal's most famous and beautiful basecamp first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. Cost: $1850, £1150, €1450. www.EverestNepalWalk.com. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL, INTERNAL FLIGHTS AND SHERPAS. Explore the high altitude trails around basecamp and climb the famous view-ridge of Kala Patar.
Lhotse, Everest and Ama Dablam just 15 minutes walk from Namche. Photo by Hyker
. The Khumbu Icefall as seen from basecamp (Fabrice Imparato). Back to Top
K. CLIMATE CHANGE TREK: www.ClimateChangeTrek.org. See the glaciers up close before they melt. 21 days in Nepal in October. REDUCED PRICE! - Cost: $2250, £1,450, €1,750. On this trek you will have the opportunity join climatologist and glacier expert Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj and participate in research to understand the rate at which Mount Everest's glaciers are melting. You will walk or paddle an inflatable boat around glacial lakes, to see, close-up, the collapsing ice walls, as well as collect data first hand. This data helps scientists to understand and forecast the glacier's future. Our team's goal will be to determine the life cycle of these lakes and how they contribute to the bigger picture of the (diminishing) life cycle of the glacier. Your participation in this trek will help us to gain an understanding of what is happening to Mount Everest's glaciers. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL, INTERNAL FLIGHTS AND SHERPAS.
L. REMOTE NEPAL SERVICE WALK: www.RemoteNepalServiceWalk.org: 13 days in November - A far away part of Nepal that time has forgotten. Donation: $1450, £950, €1050 (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible and gift aid eligible). Join local expert Dan Mazur, to explore the rolling hills and lush green valleys, with Everest hovering in the distance. Deliver needed medicines, books, supplies, health care, teach in the schools, consult on environmental and cultural preservation projects. Your donation includes everything for the walk: all trek costs, free sherpas, free hotels and free internal flights. We have never seen another tourist in this region.
Standing next to an ice block from an ice calving event on a glacial lake,Ngozumpa glacier. (AngPhula Sherpa), Exploring one of many glacial lakes on Ngozumpa glacier.View of the terminus end of Ngozumpa glacier from the top of GokyoRi. View of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. (Ulyana Horodyskyj
(photo right by Murari Sharma: Patale health post worker Jamyang and Dr. Lisa McClellan examine a Nepalese baby.
New Patale health post in progress, Many thanks to Erik Petersen, www.theFitBar.com , Kevin Burke, Bellerina Yeo, Barclays Capital Singapore, and Katharine Peacock (Dan Mazur). Giving out school supplies at the school in Patale.
M. SHERPA TRAINING CLIMB IN NOVEMBER. Our recent climbing school was a great success with a group of volunteers helping 6 new Sherpas from low income families learn important safety and climbing skills and techniques. This November, join leader Jangbu Sherpa (14 time Everest summiter) and Dan Mazur to head for the glaciers around Everest with a group of new Sherpas from a remote low income farming community for a fun training and skills building course. Please read more at: www.SherpaTrainingSchool.org . By the way, the sherpas need crampons, ice axes, harnesses, climbing gear, boots, helmets, down jackets, down trousers, and high altitude mittens and gloves. If you know anyone who could donate these, we are keen to arrange shipping to Nepal. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME NOW ON PHONE OR EMAIL. YOUR PARTICIPATION IS CRUCIAL TO HELPING THE SHERPAS LEARN THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO STAY SAFE AND TO HELP THEIR OWN PEOPLE.
N. ACONCAGUA: 20 days in December 2013 through February 2014. SPECIAL LOW PRICE. One of the famous "7-summits". A brilliant introduction to high altitude mountaineering on the highest mountain in all of the Americas. 7000 metres / 23,000 feet. Get qualified for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Leader Max Kausch: experienced, friendly, speaks perfect English + Spanish, has climbed Aconcagua 20 times and leads SummitClimb trips on Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam. PRICE: $3450, £2250 €2650. www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com . Back to Top
Team members in the top of the Canaleta, heading up towards the summit (Ted Alexander). Team heading up from camp 1 (5,000 metres/16,400 feet) to camp 2 (Ted Alexande)
O. 2014 CLIMBS. NOW IS THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR OUR SPRING 2014 EVEREST SEASON. WITH OUR RECENT 2013 SUCCESSES ON EVEREST, OUR 2014 CLIMBS ARE ALREADY HALF FULL. PLEASE READ DOWN TO REVIEW OUR 2014 PROGRAMME.
P. Speaking of 2013, during April and May, on Everest and Cho Oyu we had great weather, our teams were very safe and had the most successful year ever, and we had some excellent service projects giving back to local people. Please go to www.SummitClimbNews.com to read more. Here are a few highlights in brief:
1. Everest Nepal: Dan Mazur's team was 100% successful in two groups, one "fast" and one "slow".
2. Cho Oyu, we had success in May. Ours was the only team on the summit so far this year.
3. Tibet Everest expedition: 11 out of 14 members on the summit with leader Arnold Coster.
4. Our Everest Training climbs on the Tibet and Nepal side of Everest went well.
5. Our base camp treks were successful and fun! Back to Top
6. We had three projects with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development. Please go to http://www.summitclimb.com/new/default.asp?linktype=r&mtype=smenu&vid=948&nid=221 .
a. The Sherpa Training School brought 6 new apprentice Sherpas from low income remote regions of Nepal to the high mountains, where they learned important skills, communication, and were able to try out the necessary mountain climbing equipment. www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org . COME AND JOIN OUR NOVEMBER SHERPA TRAINING CLIMB.
b. New design of a waste treatment plant for Mount Everest base camp.
c. Ongoing restoration of a 90 year old convent. Nepal's oldest, located in the shadow of Mount Everest.
d. www.RemoteNepalServiceTrek.org is currently in the field delivering some much needed medical & educational supplies, and clothing, as well as building new schools and medical clinics in rural Nepal.
Q. NOW IS THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR 2014 TRIPS: Please contact me so we can put your name on the permit before the teams fill up, which is coming up quickly. Back to Top
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT EXPEDITION: www.EverestClimb.com - Basic Cost: $9,950, £6,350, €7,650. Full Service Cost: $27,450, £16,850, €19,850. Last expedition (2013) expedition put 11 out of 14 members on the summit. This was the best record of any team this year!! Please join me Dan Mazur, friendly 10 time Everest expedition leader, for an exciting and affordable 60 day expedition in April and May. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE OXYGEN, SHERPAS, AND HOTELS. Please read down for training options.
EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB AND NORTH COL: www.EverestTibetTrainingClimb.com and www.North-Col.com - Full Service Cost: $8950, £5550, €6750. Please join me Dan Mazur, 10 time Everest leader, who will teach you everything you need to know, for an exciting and affordable 28 day expedition in April or May, and a great chance to learn all about climbing, see how you feel at 7000 metres / 23,000 feet, visit exotic Tibet, and if you are feeling well, transition to Everest and Cho Oyu. Get qualified for Everest. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL AND SHERPAS.
Chris Bailley at the summit of Everest. Photo Chris. David at summit of Everest. Photo Chris Bailley.
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT EXPEDITION: www.EverestNepalClimb.com - Basic Cost: $14,950, £9,450, €11,450. Full Service Cost: $35,450, £21,950, €25,750. Last expedition (2013), 100% on the summit. Please join Arnold Coster, 6 time Everest leader for this classic climb to the roof of the world. 60 days in April-May and September-October at a very low price. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE OXYGEN, INTERNAL FLIGHTS, SHERPAS, AND HOTELS. Please read down for training options. Back to Top
Summit view from Camp 3. Photo Martin. Member reaching Camp 3. Photo Martin
Summit of Everest by Chris Longacre. Photo Chris. Kieran Lally on the summit. What else would you expect. Everest's summit shadow in lower right. Photo by Scott Smith.
EVEREST NEPAL CAMP 3 TRAINING CLIMB: ww.EverestTrainingClimb.com - Full Service Cost $8650, £5350, €6250. Sixteen day option: $6350, £3850, €4350. Join 6 time Everest leader Arnold Coster, who will teach you everything you need to know, and get trained for Everest on the same classic route as our summit expedition. 31 days, or 16 days school only, in April, May, September, or October, and an affordable way to learn all about climbing, see how you feel at 7000 metres / 23,000 feet, visit beautiful Nepal, and if you are feeling well, transition to Everest. Get Qualified for Everest. FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL, INTERNAL FLIGHTS, AND SHERPAS. Back to Top
MOUNT CHO OYU: Led by Scott Patch, who put our team on the summit in 2013 (the only team to reach the summit this year) and will teach you everything you need to know, Cho Oyu is not difficult, in fact it is considered to be the "most-accessible" of the "8000 metre" peaks and relatively easy. 38 days in Tibet and Nepal during April-May and September-October. There is perhaps no better preparation for Everest. NEW LOW PRICE: Full Service Cost: $12,850, £7,950, €9,750, Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4150, €5050. 20% discount for Cho-Shish "double-header" expedition. FOR MORE PLEASE GO TO www.ExpeditionChoOyu.com . FULL SERVICE INCLUDES ALL CLIMB AND TREK COSTS, FREE HOTEL AND FREE SHERPAS.
Ascending Lhotse Face by Scott Smith. Decending Into Khumbu Icefall, below camp 1. by Scott Smith.
Everest from summit of Cho Oyu. Photo Scott Patch Tenji Sherpa, Lakpa Sherpa and Scott Patch at camp 1 after summit. Photo Scott patch. Back to Top
MOUNT MUSTAGATA WAS SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AS "BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION 2012". Our leader Jon Otto, who will teach you everything you need to know, has climbed Mustagata 9 times and speaks perfect English and flawless Chinese. At 7500 metres / 24,500 feet. Mustagata is the world's 'easiest' peak of its size because the average slope angle is only 18 degrees, equivalent to a "novice" ski piste or run. Climbing Mustagata qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. www.MustagataExpedition.com . 15 June to 9 July 2013 and 2014. 25 days in China. Full Service Cost: $5750, £3550, €4450; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £1950, €2450.
Our sturdy and comfortable camp 3. Members approaching the summit. Kristine hiking out from MUSTAGATA basecamp. Jon Otto and Asu on the summit (Photos by Jon Otto)
R. TRAINING CLIMBS & WALKS: Everest Glacier Schools and Everest Basecamp and Advanced Basecamp Treks also available in 2014!!! Back to Top
S. READY TO SIGN UP?
Our trips are popular, so if you are interested, now is the time to let us know. Please confirm your place in our rapidly filling teams for the second half of 2013 and 2014.
T. 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 enjoy chatting about mountains, my favourite topic.
U. 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 "Contact/Application" button. Many thanks!
V. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE A TEN PERCENT REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT, PAY THE ENTIRE COST OF THE TRIP WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD, make a bank transfer, post a cheque, or pay cash, the choice is yours. Please visit www.SummitClimbPayment.com to learn more. Back to Top
W. GENEROUS DISCOUNTS are now on offer for groups of 2 or more, "BASIC CLIMBERS", mountain guides, returning members, medical professionals, educators. WE ALSO OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR LEADERS IN TRAINING AND MOUNTAIN GUIDES (please go to www.LeadersInTraining.com).
X. 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 programme recommendations.
Thanks for reading, and I would like to speak to you personally and at length about our favourite topic: MOUNTAINS. Please email, telephone, Skype or Facebook me at your earliest opportunity.
I look forward to chatting, meeting, and to climbing to the summit and walking to basecamp together in Nepal, Tibet, and on Elbrus. Thank you very much. Keep the Questions Coming and Welcome to Our Team and Best Mountain Regards! Back to Top
Email: Dan@SummitClimb.com and Dan@SummitTrek.com
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Latest charity / non-profit news: http://www.summitclimb.com/new/default.asp?vid=948&linktype=m&mtype=smenu .
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UK telephone: +44 (0)7810 375400 (evenings best, I may be out climbing in the day);
UK address: 30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TQ, England;
US telephone: (+1)360-570-0715;
US address: POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349;
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.
Ppps. Congratulations, you made it to the bottom of this email, amazing! You must have the patience and perseverance needed to be a Himalayan, Aconcagua, and Elbrus climber, walker, and service worker! Back to Top