This is Dan Mazur writing to you from the top of our comfortable and affordable hotel in peaceful, calm, friendly Nepal. This evening we are sitting together with friends in a cozy warm candle lit room above the lovely Kathmandu Valley. We are perched upon Tibetan style carpets, drinking fragrant tea with good-natured, interesting Nepali SummitClimb Sherpas, discussing the day's events. Through open windows we can hear distant tinkling of bells and prayer chanting at the neighborhood temple, and the cry of the day's last papaya sellers roving the side streets hawking their wares from baskets on bicycles. The odor of incense and simmering curry pots spices the air. Looking out the windows, we see above the foothills on the rim of the valley, as the rising moon highlights the distant peaks above town, with a light dusting of crystalline new snow. At this exact moment we make expedition plans for our climbs and treks made up of men and women of all ages and abilities, beginning in just 60 days. Are you coming with us?
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This has been a busy week of meetings in Tibet and Nepal preparing for our 2016 Himalayan expeditions. Yesterday, 4 of us just returned from Tibet, where we met with Tibetan government mountaineering authorities, to plan our April, May, September, and October climbs of Everest, North-Col, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, and treks. The Tibetans are welcoming us to return with open arms. Today, here in Kathmandu, we had a series of long meetings in Kathmandu with the Nepal government mountaineering office and everything is set for our Everest, Lhotse, Camp 3 Training, Everest Glacier School, Island Peak and treks!
***TODAY'S NEWS BLOGS AND PHOTOS OF THIS WEEK'S EVENTS IN NEPAL AND TIBET AT www.SummitClimbNews.com .
David Obrien leading on 7 April and 21 April - Everest Summit Tibet expedition, North-Col Training Climb, ABC Trek. David has led 4 Everest expeditions, and is very helpful, friendly, and well organised.
Dan Mazur leading on 7 April and 21 April - Everest Summit Nepal plus Lhotse expedition, Camp 3 Training Climb, Everest Glacier School, Island Peak, EBC Trek. Dan has led 10 Everest expeditons, 4 Lhotse expeditions, and numerous others. Dan loves his job, spending as much time as possible in the Himalaya, climbing with old and new friends, teaching mountain skills, working together with Sherpas. Dan is also leading our Summer glacier schools, 30 August Cho Oyu and Shishapangma climbing expeditions, and Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and Mera Peak expeditions in October and November.
Ancient Rongbuk Monastery in front of Everest. Marker commemorating Everest Elevation measurement in Base Camp.
Dani Fuller leading on 21 April - Mount Cho Oyu and Shishapangma. Dani has led 2 Cho Oyu expeditions, 3 Ama Dablam, and 1 Baruntse expedition. Dani is a very qualified and well organised leader who enjoys teaching and helping others. Dani is also leading our October and November Ama Dablam and Baruntse climbs.
SummitClimb Sherpa Staff: some of the most accomplished, well trained, friendly, loyal, and helpful in the Himalaya, each with multiple ascents of Everest (several with more than 15 ascents of Everest), Training Climbs, Glacier Schools, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche, ABC Trek, EBC Trek, and many more.
SPRING CLIMBS AND TREKS:
The famous Hillary Step . (Sange Sherpa). South Col route taken from above Pomori ABC. Photo by Patrick McKnight .
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT: Latest Blog: www.EverestNepalNews.com . 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, £24,250, €34,850 ; Basic Climb: $14,950, £10,050, €14,150. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
Mia Graeffe on Summit of Everest - First Female from Finland to summit Everest from Tibet - Photo Mia Graeffe. Arni Vatnhamar on summit of Everest. First individual from Faroe Islands to summit Mount Everest. CONGRATULATONS!! Photo - Arni Vatnhamar
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT: Latest Blog: www.EverestTibetNews.com 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 with Daniel Mazur: 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, £18,850, €26,750; Basic Climb Cost: $9950, £6,550, €9,350. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS.
EVEREST TRAINING NORTH-COL: Latest Blog: www.EverestTibetNews.com 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 with Daniel Mazur: 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, £5,250, €7,450. www.EverestTrainingClimbTibet.com . INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.
MOUNT CHO OYU IN TIBET : Latest Blog: www.ChoOyuNews.com 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, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb Cost: $6,650, £4,450, €6,250. www.ChoOyuClimb.com .
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: Latest Blog: www.LhotseNews.com 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, £9,850, €14,050; Basic Climb: $4950, £3,350, €4,650. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Fixed dates or Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May.
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL IN APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Latest Blog: www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com .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: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750. Seven day option: $1450. www.EverestGlacierSchool.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 APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Latest Blog: www.IslandpeakNews.com . 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: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750. 5 day option: $1350 . www.IslandPeakTrek.com .
EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: Latest Blog: www.AdvancedBaseCampNews.com . High trek: Best views of Everest . Better than Nepal. www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com 20 days April-May - Full Service: $3,850, £2,550, €3,650. INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. 4 time leader David Obrien with Daniel Mazur. See exotic Tibet. Feel the high altitude. Made famous in 1924 by Mallory and Irvine. . Flexible Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April or May.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT TREK IN JUNE OR NOVEMBER: Latest Blog: www.ServicetrekNews.org . 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 $1,450 £950 €1,350 (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: Latest Blog: www.MustagataNews.com . 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: $5,750, £3,850, €5,450; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £2,110, €2,975. .www.MustagataClimb.com
MOUNT ELBRUS: Latest Blog: www.ElbrusSummitClimbNews.com .Highest and easiest snow peak in Europe and one of the "7-Summits". Very easy beginner snow walk. See how you feel at high altitude in a short time at an affordable price. Stay in huts, ride ski lifts and snow cats and enjoy a short summit day. Friendly leader Julian Bierman is a qualified mountain guide. Equipment and clothing available for hire/rent. Ski Tour Date: 1 April to 11 April 2016 or 1 May to 11 May 2016. Ski Tour Full Service Cost: $3,090 £2,050, €2,950. Normal Route: 22 July to 30 July or 20 August to 27 August 2016. Normal Route Full Service Cost: $2,795 £1,850, €2,650 . Please contact us NOW: www.ElbrusSummitClimb.com
Broad Peak 2014. Aufstieg Gipfelgrat. Broad Peak 2014 Tosten am Gipfelgrat.
BROAD PEAK - Latest Blog: www.BoardPeakSummitClimbNews.com 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. 24 June to 6 August 2016. 50 days in Pakistan. 50 days in Pakistan. Full Service Cost: $11,500, £7,750, €10,950; Basic Climb Cost: $6,420, £4,450, €6,450
AUTUMN CLIMBS & TREKS:
MOUNT CHO OYU IN SEPTEMBER: Best Possible Preparation for Everest. Leader Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller. April or September. 38 days. Latest Blog: www.ChoOyuNews.com Full Service Price: $12,850, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb Cost: $6,650, £4,450, €6,250. Main Site: www.ChoOyuClimb.com .
MOUNT SHISHAPANGMA IN SEPTEMBER: Leader Dan Mazur with Dani Fuller: Remote Tibetan 8000 metre peak. Climb on its alone or together with Cho Oyu in the Cho-Shish Double Header (and earn a 20% discount). Latest Blog: www.ShishapangmaNews.com . Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb: $6650, £4,450, €6,250. Main Site: www.ShishapangmaClimb.com .
MOUNT MANASLU CLIMB IN SEPTEMBER: World's eighth highest & most accessible 8000 metre/26,200 foot peak in Nepal. Leader Dan Mazur with Dani Fuller. Latest Blog: www.ManasluNews.com . Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb Cost: $7,950 £5,250 €7,450. Main Site: www.ManasluClimb.com
KILIMANJARO / MT KENYA / SAFARI: Join us for our next Africa Expedition to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Wild Game Viewing Safari. Trip is available 12 months per year. Kilimanjaro (7 days, 6 nights): US$ $2640.www.KiliTrek.com Mt.Kenya trek or climb, US$ 1950.- (local guide for technical climb additional US$ 450).www.KenyaClimb.com . Amboseli Safari (3 days, 2 nights): US$ 1150. Lodge Safari / nice resort with view of Kilimanjaro. Package Mount Kenya & Safari & Kilimanjaro - Special price US$ 5150.
Don't Miss These October, November, December Trips:
MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION. Latest Blog: www.BaruntseNews.com Three exotic peaks in one trip near Everest. Nepal's "easiest" 7,000 metre / 23,000 foot peak. For novices and experts. 34 days. Exciting and remote trek and climb through a rarely visited part of Nepal, yet within a stone's throw of Everest. Join leaders Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller, who will teach you everything you need to know. Dan and Dani love sharing this climb with our members, as the Baruntse Expedition really is a "grand circle" exploration 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: $8,950, £5,950, €8,450 (Baruntse and Mera). Back to top
New option to climb Baruntse only 1 November to 29 November (29 days Baruntse only).12 October to 14 November. 34 days in Nepal. Full Service cost: $6,950, £4,650, €6,550 PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS Climbing Baruntse qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Under the excdellent leadership of Dani Fuller with Daniel Mazur.
Climbing Action. Photo Pascal.
AMA DABLAM CLIMB: Latest Blog: www.AmaDablamNews.com Asia's most famous rock, snow, and ice peak. The Matterhorn of the Himalaya. Technical but climbable. www.ExpeditionAmaDablam.com Full Service Cost: $5,550, £3650, € 5,250; Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1,650, €2,350 ; 10 October to 7 November (29 days in Nepal). Extended dates available: 1 November to 29 November. Flexible date option also available, with the option to begin and end the trip anytime between 10 October and 1 December. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Located just 15 km / 10 miles from Everest. Among the most photographed peaks in the world. Everything for the novice to the expert climber. Beautiful rock is solid granite "scrambling". Basecamp is located in a lovely grassy meadow. The hardest pitch is 12 metres / 40 feet of French class 4, British Severe, or North American 5.7. You will be following, not leading, on secure fixed ropes. Test yourself to 7000 metres / 23,000 feet. Led by Dani Fuller and Dan Mazur, 9 SuccesfulAma expeditions, friendly, good teachers, technically accomplished. They will review all needed skills on small cliffs around the warm and sunny basecamp. Climbing AmaDablam qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 , 2014 and 2015.
By the way, you and friends and family are welcome to accompany our Nepal climbing teams as a trekker and walk to AmaDablam or Baruntse basecamp.
ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT CLIMBING BUT WONDERING HOW TO GET STARTED? Everyone has to begin somewhere, so why not join our Mera Peak expedition or Everest Glacier School Team this autumn, learn the basics about equipment and climbing from our friendly , helpful, expert instructors and then put your new skills to work on a 6000 metre / 20,000 foot high peak with great views of Everest, all in just 3 weeks.
MERA TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. Latest Blog: www.MeraPeakNews.com . Best views of Everest from this easy remote Nepal 6500 metre/21,000 foot trekking peak. 22 days in October-November 2015. www.MeraPeakClimb.com . Friendly Leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know about walking and easy climbing on snow. Perfect introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $3,150, £2,050, €2,950 Just trek to Kare village in 18 days for: $2,150, £1,350, €2,050. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during October or November. OPTIONAL: For those who are especially keen, you may wish to bring your skiis or snowboard (please watch the video on the news page).
EVEREST VIEW GLACIER SCHOOL: Latest Blog: www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com . Learn high altitude mountain skills and climb a 6000 metre / 19,500 foot peak with great views of Everest. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - 22 days Full Service Cost: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750 or Seven day option: $1450. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Friendly leader AngSange Sherpa has led 14 Glacier Schools, and is an excellent instructor and a very helpful person who teaches everything you need to know. 22 days (or 7 days for the school and climb only) during April, May, October or November. If you feel well enough on the April trip you can transition directly to the Everest Nepal Training Climb or Cho Oyu. AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "25 BEST NEW TRIPS". Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November.
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.Back to top
ISLAND TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION: Latest Blog: www.IslandpeakNews.com . Nepal's most famous easy trekking peak. Climb to 6,000 metres / 19,500 feet in just 1 day. www.IslandPeakClimb.com - 22 days or 5 days (climb only) in April, May, October or November: Trip includes a visit to Everest basecamp too. Friendly leader Lakpa Sherpa has led 25 Island Peak Climbs, and is an excellent instructor and a very helpful person who teaches everything you need to know. Introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750. 5 day option: $1350. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: Latest Blog: www.EverestBasecampNews.com Walk together with 9 time Everest summit leader Dan Mazur in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, to the world's most famous basecamp. www.EverestBasecampWalk.com 18 days in April, May, October or November. on wide snow-free trails through green terraced villages perched beside rapidly flowing rivers beneath the towering snowy giants of the Himalaya. Walk the scenic ridge of Kala Pattar with stunning views of Everest. Visit projects conducted by the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, including the rebuilding of Nepal's oldest convent in Deboche, and the Everest basecamp biogas project in GorakShep. Leader Dan Mazur is a friendly and helpful trekking guide who knows every part of the trail . Your SherpasMingma and Yangjie are highly educated, were raised in this valley, have been to the Hillary School and attended university in Kathmandu. Their English is superb, they are friendly and gracious hosts, and as you walk together each day, they will explain every detail of the trek and answer all of your questions. REDUCED PRICE! - Cost: $1850, £1,250, €1,750. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT TREK IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER: 4 time leader Deha Shrestha with Daniel Mazur. 12 days. Latest Blog: www.ServicetrekNews.org . Donation $1450 £950 €1,350 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). Main Site: www.EarthQuakeSupportTrek.org .
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TREK TO EVEREST BASECAMP. 18 Days of glorious peaceful trekking at the turn of the year. Cost: $1850, £1,250, €1,750. www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com . Latest Blog: www.ChristmasNewyearTrekNews.com
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