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Final Chance to join us this year also book now for 2015

 
Photos in slideshow: Fabrice Imparato, Dan Mazur, Joanna Goodson, Ken Stalter, Ryan Waters, Bruce Manning, & Tunc Findik.
 
FINAL CHANCE TO JOIN US THIS YEAR ALSO BOOK NOW FOR 2015!

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

 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.

Ang Pasang Sherpa abseiling steep snow. Photo by Marina Cortes Team Germany vor dem Start (Christian, Stefan, Uwe, Sebastian und Thomas)
 
Ang Pasang Sherpa abseiling steep snow. Photo by Marina Cortes. Team Germany vor dem Start (Christian, Stefan, Uwe, Sebastian und Thomas)

Now we are about to commence our AmaDablam, Mera Peak and Baruntse expeditions please follow how we progress at: www.AmaDablamNews.com  and www.BaruntseNews.com  .

We are also looking forward to our www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com and annual December, January &February www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com (South America's 7-summit).

James & Allan on the way down - Photo: Max Kausch

James & Allan on the way down - Photo: Max Kausch.   Enjoying the beautiful day.

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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

Christmas

 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.

SPRING 2015

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

The famous Hillary Step . (Sange Sherpa) South Col route taken from above Pomori ABC. Photo by Patrick McKnight .

A chance meeting on the summit and an amazing coincidence. SummitClimb's teams from both North (Tibet) and South (Nepal). Mingma Sherpa Photo.JPG Summit of Everest by Adam Dixon. Photo Adam
 
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

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

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

Members climbing to North Col - Photo Scott Patch. Sherpa breaking trail down to ABC from North Col after fresh snow - Photo Mia Graeffe.

 
A great view of the North Face of Everest. Our members approaching camp 2 at at 7500 metres/24,600 feet. photo Myles Osbourne

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

 
 
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 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

(photo right by Fredrik Strang: Trekking between basecamp and interim camp, which is located at 5,800 metres/19,000 feet, and halfway to ABC).  (photo right by Ryan Waters: Climbers approaching the North Col at 6,800 metres/22,300 feet).
 
A happy Adi Koszta and Thomas Van Dantzig at north Col, Everest Tibet - Photo Scott patch
 
Annette and Lhotse summiter Herman Kristen (Peter Hage).  A happy Adi Koszta and Thomas Van Dantzig at north Col, Everest Tibet - Photo Scott patch.

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 .

 
Team members climbing up through the ice-fall.Photo Samuli Mansikka. Our team members approaching camp 1 above the ice-fall. Photo Tunc Findik

Sherpas helping a member to cross the Khumbu Ice fall. Photo Stew. Sherpas helping a member to cross the Khumbu Ice fall. Photo Squash.

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".

 
Team members on the Cho La Glacier having fun.  (Valerie Hovland). Team member and sherpa on the summit of Lobuche (Valerie Hovland).

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

 

Some of our sturdy yaks near basecamp. They are taking the time to wander and rest once free of the heavy loads they carry. They carry group equipment and your personal equipment all the way up to ABC, so you do not have to carry a heavy rucksack. Photo Ryan Waters. Basecamp at 5200 metres with Everest behind (Photo by David Howard).
 
Rikke at Tingri behind Fortified tower reconstructed from the ruined Tingri fort. This is now Tingri’s main temple The gateway to Everest National Park. From here it is a short drive up to Chines basecamp at 5200 metres/17,000 feet. Photo Rares Voda
Rikke at Tingri behind Fortified tower reconstructed from the ruined Tingri fort. This is now Tingri’s main temple.  From here it is a short drive up to Chines basecamp at 5200 metres/17,000 feet. Photo Rares Voda

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'. 

view from kalapather. Photo Scot Younghusband. Team at Everest Basecamp.
 
View from kalapather. Photo Scot Younghusband.  Team at everest basecamp. Photo I dumanski
 
Hiking up in Tangboche hill. Photo Scot Beautiful day. Photo Scot
 
 Hiking up in Tangboche hill. Photo Scot.  Beautiful day. Photo Scot.
 
ISLAND TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. 22 days in April, May, October or November: 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

Nathan, Sangeeta, Thile and Dan on the summit of Island Peak. Photo by Thile Nuru Sherpa

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.
 
Animal seen in Namche hill. Photo by Stephanie Very good day in hiking. Photo Scott Younghusband
Animal seen in Namche hill. Photo by Stephanie.  Basantapur Darbar.Very good day in hiking. Photo Scott Younghusband.
 
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 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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