Mount Elbrus 7-summit Expedition Easy Snow Climb, plus our amazing FREE glacier school in Seattle
Why not combine the two… join our free glacier school and then climb Mt Elbrus. A perfect transition-trip.
APPLY NOW FOR OUR FREE GLACIER SCHOOL www.CascadeGlacierSchool.org
NEW DATES: Saturday 5 July to Saturday 12 July
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- Experience and learn mountaineering with men and women of all ages and abilities on the large glaciated mountains near Seattle, free of cost.
- Climb with the expedition leaders of Summitclimb, have your mountaineering questions answered, and share your knowledge with the group.
- Receive advice from experienced climbers on what equipment and clothing to buy and rent/hire at many reasonably priced Seattle climbing stores.
- Test your equipment in the mountain environment while we live and travel on snow.
- Learn, practice or master glacier travel and ice climbing skills.
- Walk away from the school with more mountaineering confidence
- Become inspired to take on a more ambitious mountain Back to Top
Heather Jennings uses her ascender to pull herself back to the surface during self rescue practice (Heather Jennings). Leaders Bill and Scott go through the hip-belay technique on a slope outside camp as Tracy looks on (Rick Eng).
Ulyana and Ania wave flags on a breezy summit day (Charlie Roberts). Heather models the safety equipment on her harness (Heather Jennings).
Highlights of the Glacier School: Class begins at SummitClimb leader Dan Mazur's home near Seattle, where Dan will check your gear personally. Then we head up to Seattle to explore the least expensive options for purchasing and renting/hiring the equipment you need. Following that, we stop at a local grocery store to stock up on food for the week long trip, then we car pool to the mountain where we purchase our $50 clmbing permits and walk for 1 hour to some low angle snow fields where we practice snow walking, sliding, and glissading technique. After walking for 1 more hour, we set up camp on the glacier, cook a delicious meal and head for bed. The following day we train on snow and ice and glaciers using ropes, ice axes, crampons, ascending devices, descending devices, etcetera. Next day we climb high on the mountain and set up camp near a large crevasse field. The following day we practice climbing in and out of the beautiful blue crevasses and that night we head to the 4,000 metre / 14,000 foot high summit of this stunning glacier volcano, with amazing views of Seattle and the Pacific ocean. after our summit photo, we descend all the way back to the car park and return to Dan's house near Seattle. All that in just a week, and for FREE. Welcome to our Glacier School !
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 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;
- US telephone: (+1)360-570-0715
- US address: POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349; Back to Top
After completing the Glacier School (congratulations!), join Dan 2 weeks later for an exciting trip to the Russian Republics and an exciting climb of Mount Elbrus!
Terry Schuck and Scott Patch on the summit of Mount Elbrus 4,741 m (15,554 ft). Photo Scott Patch.MOUNT ELBRUS: EUROPE'S 7 SUMMIT - EASY SNOW CLIMB
Book now, secure your place and conquer one of the 7 Summits with us. www.ElbrusSummitClimb.com
- 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.
- Climbing Elbrus may qualify you for other 7 summits, such as Everest Nepal, Everest Tibet, or Aconcagua.
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.
After glacier training together with you and leader Dan Mazur, 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. Back to Top
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) Back to Top
IF YOU WILL BE WITH US DURING THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, then you had best contact me now, as all of our trips are nearly full, with only a few places left, 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. Back to Top
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, & colleagues.
Mount Cho Oyu: www.ChoOyuClimb.com . World's most accessible 8,000 metre / 26,000 foot high peak. Located beside Everest. Best possible preparation for Everest. Easy snow climb. In just 38 days, climb the world's 6th highest mountain and test yourself at high altitude. Our team of men and women of all ages just summited last week! www.ChoOyuNews.com . Leader Dan Mazur: Teaches everything you need to know in Cho Oyu advanced basecamp. 100% of Dan's team reached the summit in October 2013 !
31 August to 7 October 2014. 38 days in Tibet & Nepal. Or 21 April to 28 May, 2015 or 30 August to 6 October 2015.
Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €9,850; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4350, €5050. 2012 prices!
Mount Shishapangma Option: combine Cho Oyu with Mount Shishapangma www.ShishapangmaClimb.com . "Shisha" is the lowest of the World's 8,000 metre / 26,000 foot high peaks. Located near Everest, Shisha is excellent preparation for Everest. Less crowded than Cho Oyu, its an easy snow climb to Shisha's central summit. Our last team summited! www.ShishapangmaNews.com, or climb Shisha on its own. Leader Dan Mazur: Excellent teacher and leader: 100% of Dan's team reached the summit last time!. 20% discount for combining Shishapangma with Cho Oyu for the "Cho-Shish Double-Header".
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).
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 . Back to Top
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 . Back to Top
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 Back to Top
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 Back to Top
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
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 . Back to Top
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. Last week, 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. Back to Top
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT CLIMB. April-May, 2015 and 2016. 60 days. or September-October, 2014 and 2015. Join experienced friendly leader Dan Mazur 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. Leader Dan Mazur is 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. 100% of our members and Sherpas summited last week and we had the best summit success of any team in 2013. www.EverestTibetExpedition.com
Almost to the Top of Everest - Photo Mia Graeffe. Everest and Basecamp after storm dropped over 1 meter of snow at Basecamp - Photo Scott Patch.
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 is a very experienced and friendly leader 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 Back to Top
Lama Card showing by Anne-Mari Hyrylainen - Finland. Photo Anne. Lakpa Kongle Sherpa capturing Anne-Mari Hyrylainen photo on the summit of Lhotse - Finland. Photo Anne
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". 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 CLIMBS AND TREKS Besides our big climbing trips, we also offer Everest Basecamp Treks, Glacier Schools, Trekking Peaks like Mera and Island Peak, and our Service Treks. Welcome to our team!
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 - Yours Sincerely, Dan Mazur
Telephone UK: (+44) (0)7810375400. Telephone USA: 1-360-570-0715 (please leave a message with your name, phone, and email)
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