Dear trekking and climbing friends,
I write to you with exciting news, our Autumn Cho Oyu team reached the summit recently. Congratulations to all of the team on conquering the 6th highest mountain in the world which is located beside Mount Everest. You can read all about it at www.ChoOyuNews.com .
Glenn with view of Everest on summit of Cho Oyu. Jangbu Sherpa Photo. Andre Aaldering, Summit of Cho Oyu, 29 September. Hup Hup Team Holland. Allen Barclay Photo.
We have had such an exciting year so far. Our Cho Oyu and Everest Tibet Climb teams ALL summited successfully this spring. We are so proud of everyone involved, well done to our team members: men and women of all ages, and thanks to our excellent leaders and top Sherpas. Plus earlier this year our Nepal and Tibet Training Climbs and Basecamp Trek teams achieved their goals.
James & Allan on the way down - Photo: Max Kausch. Enjoying the beautiful day.
Mike and George on the summit at 6962m - Photo Mike Fairman. Group Dinner.
How is your October going? We hope you are well and have had a good year so far.
With only a few weeks of the year remaining we are already looking forward to our winter and spring expeditions. These are booking up quickly, we have teams of men and women of all ages taking part and just a few places left. We hope that you can join.
BOOKINGS CLOSE SOON for our Remote Nepal Charity Service Trek:
12 Days. Begin on 17 November. Low altitude trek. Deliver needed medical supplies and care, teach in schools, live with friendly Sherpa families in gorgeous remote Nepal. Full Service Cost: Donation: $1450, £950, €1050 (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). Includes all domestic transport and free hotels. www.RemoteNepalServiceTrek.org
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
LAST CHANCE TO JOIN: Christmas and New Year Trekking to Everest Base Camp.
18 days. Begin on 20 December. Last year's trek went very well and the weather was good, with nice views of Everest and no snow. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1250, €1450. Includes internal flights and hotels. www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com
Murari at Kalapathar. Photo Murari.
THREE ACONCAGUA CLIMBS TAKING PLACE IN December, January, and February 18 December to 6 January (20 days) 11-30 January (20 days) or 2 to 21 February (20 days)
We also offer the opportunity to climb the Polish Direct Route , 2 to 24 February (23 days)
MOUNT ACONCAGUA CLIMBS TO THE HIGHEST PEAK IN ALL OF THE AMERICAS and a famous Seven Summit. 20 or 23 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 .
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.
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.
WE WELCOME INDIVIDUALS JOINING ALONE, AND SMALL GROUPS OF TWOS AND THREES TO OUR EXPEDITIONS UPON FIXED DATES.
BOOK NOW TO JOIN OUR SPRING EXPEDITIONS ON EVEREST AND SURROUNDING PEAKS
ALL PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE BOTH NEPAL AND TIBET
***ONLY 10% REDUNDABLE DEPOSIT NEEDED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE***
Welcome to our Mt. Everest Nepal Expedition 2015: Congratulations! Looks like for 2015 we can offer 2014 members Everest Nepal with a free permit, and credit the oxygen cost and unpayed Sherpa expenses from last year, to make it really cheap for everyone. Welcome to our team! Looking forward to climbing together again in 2015! Thank you very much. Yours Sincerely, Dan Mazur Welcome to our Mt. Everest Nepal Expedition 2015: Congratulations! Looks like for 2015 we can offer 2014 members Everest Nepal with a free permit, and credit the oxygen cost and unpayed Sherpa expenses from last year, to make it really cheap for everyone. Welcome to our team! Looking forward to climbing together again in 2015! Thank you very much. Yours Sincerely, Dan Mazur www.EverestClimbNepal.com
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT CLIMB. April-June, 2015 and 2016. 60 days. or September-October, 2014 and 2015. www.EverestNepalExpedition.com . 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. View the latest news at: www.EverestNepalNews.com
The famous Hillary Step . (Sange Sherpa). South Col route taken from above Pomori ABC. Photo by Patrick McKnight .
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT CLIMB. April-June, 2015 and 2016. 60 days. www.EverestTibetExpedition.com 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. View the latest news at: www.EverestTibetNews.com
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
Members climbing to North Col - Photo Scott Patch. Sherpa breaking trail down to ABC from North Col after fresh snow - Photo Mia Graeffe.
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
MOUNT CHO OYU EXPEDITION. www.ExpeditionChoOyu.com 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, 2013 and 2014 please see www.ChoOyuNews.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
EVEREST TRAINING CLIMBS: IN NEPAL, during the 31 day www.EverestNepalTrainingClimb.com , we trek into base, acclimatize slowly and cautiously through the Khumbu icefall and Western Cwm, and then carefully move our way up the mountain all the way to camp 3 at 7300 metres / 23,000 feet. Many members will choose to go back home at this point, but some will choose to continue to the summit and join the www.EverestNepalClimb.com .
Sherpas helping a member to cross the Khumbu Ice fall. Photo Squash & Stew
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2250, Seven day option: $1450. Price includes everything for the climb and the walk to basecamp: free sherpas, free hotels and free internal flights. Friendly leader AngSange Sherpa has led 14 Glacier Schools, and is an excellent instructor and a very friendly 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".
EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com - Full Service Cost: $3,850, £2,350, €2,950. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE DRIVE ACROSS TIBET AND WALK UP TO ADVANCED BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. Please join Scott Patch, for an exciting and affordable 20 day walk in April or May, and a good chance to see exotic Tibet. View the latest news at: www.AdvancedBaseCampNews.com . Rustic, Medieval and Less crowded Tibet, with the best views of Everest in the world, much better than in Nepal. Made famous in 1924 by Mallory and Irvine. ***Everyone reached basecamp during our recent trek. By the way, we have an office in Lhasa and ALWAYS obtain our Tibet permits
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: www.EverestBasecampWalk.com 18 days in April, May, October or November. 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; hike 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. Your leaders Mingma Sherpa and his wife Yangjie Sherpa 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, £1250, €1450. By the way, our recent Everest Base Camp walk was very succesful, interesting and fun. Please go to: www.EverestBasecampWalk.com and click on: 'Please view our new Everest Basecamp Trek video clips'.
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.
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 discounts, and tour operator commissions.
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.
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
Email: Dan@SummitClimb.com and Dan@SummitTrek.com
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