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Himalayan Mountain News - Fun, Friendly Climbs and Walks

 
Photos in slideshow: Fabrice Imparato, Dan Mazur, Joanna Goodson, Ken Stalter, Ryan Waters, Bruce Manning, & Tunc Findik.
 
Fun Himalayan Climbs & Treks - Join Now. Join us.
 
Fun Himalayan Climbs & Treks - Join Now. Join us. Welcome to men and women of all ages from around the world!

This is Dan Mazur writing to you from www.SummitClimbandTrek.com . We have been leading trips to Nepal, Tibet, China, South America, Europe and Africa for over 20 years.

Welcome to our August newsletter, where we share plans for October, November, and December climbs, walks, and charity projects.

60 DAY ALERT: IF YOU HURRY, THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN OUR FUN TEAM OF MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES FOR 2013 TRIPS. Now is also the time to sign up for Aconcagua in December January & February, as well as our Everest Nepal and Tibet summit expeditions and training climbs for April 2014. Our trips are filling up quickly so please contact us now. 

If you will be joining us in September, October, and November please view our pre-trip newsletter or if you just wish to know more about what is involved with going on an expedition or walk with us.
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NEW SHERPA TRAINING SCHOOL: www.SherpaTrainingSchool.org . 9 to 30 November. 22 days of exciting trekking and climbing training in Nepal. Donation: $2950, £1850, €2150. Go on this trip to learn and/or teach climbing skills with the sherpas of Nepal working together with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD). Support the Sherpa Community: We need new and used good-quality climbing and walking equipment and clothing, as well as funds for office expense.

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

RECENT NEWS: Our 7 member Elbrus team just summited the highest peak in Europe and one of the fabled '7 summits'. This past April and May I led our Mount Everest ascent with 100% of the team reaching the summit in all safety! The team was divided into a fast group which reached the summit with our super star sherpas early in the season and I led our "slower team" successfully to the top. In May of 2013 we had an expedition to Mount Cho Oyu, 6th highest mountain and considered to be perhaps the best preparation for Everest and ours was the only team to reach the summit so far this year. Back to top
 
 
 
Jan and Dan on the summit. Ryan, Terry, Andrea and Patch on the summit of Elbrus shortly after sunrise. (Scott Patch). 
 
Join Now: Expeditions and Climbs (October - November Climbs)
 
MOUNT AMA DABLAM, spectacular views of Everest from the summit, test yourself to 7000 metres / 23,000 feet on Asia's most famous and moderate rock, snow, and ice peak, for beginners and experts alike. The climbing is easy and well protected with good fixed ropes to the summit on quality granite, and solid snow. The hardest pitch is about 15 metres / 50 feet of French 3+, British Severe, North American 5.6, Australian 12. www.ExpeditionAmaDablam.com - Full Service Cost: $5950, £3650, €4 550. Back to top

 

 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)
 
MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION - NEPAL'S "EASIEST" 7000 METRE / 23,000 FOOT HIGH PEAK. Near Everest, Baruntse is known as Nepal's 'easiest' 7000 metre / 23,000 foot peak. The expedition offers something for experts, beginners, novices, as well as intermediate climbers. This is a "grand circle" climbing and walking trip through the Everest Himalaya and offering the chance to ascend three peaks in one, Mera Peak, Baruntse and the Amphu Labtsa pass: www.BaruntseExpedition.com - Full Service Cost: $8450, £5450, €6450. Back to top
 
 Summit ridge of Barunste. Photo Frank Seidel Member climbing up for summit. Photo Frank Seidel
Summit ridge of Barunste. Photo Frank Seidel. Member climbing up for summit. Photo Frank Seidel.
 
ACONCAGUA DECEMBER/JANUARY/FEBRUARY CLIMB: 20 days in Argentina.  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.  PRICE: $3450, £2250, €2650. www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com .

Climbing Ama Dablam, Baruntse or Aconcagua qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma.

ALL EXPEDITIONS ARE FULL SERVICE: prices include expert British or European expedition leader, sherpas, oxygen (Everest/Lhotse), internal flights and/or transportation, hotels, all meals, trek, basecamp, and high altitude services, satellite and mobile phones, internet access, group equipment, safety gear, and full staff during the trip.
 
(Join Now: Expeditions and Climbs ) April - May Climbs
 
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT EXPEDITION: www.EverestNepalClimb.com - Full Service Cost: $36,450, £23,950, €27,450. The classic climb on Everest, following in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing. 60 days in April and May. 100% of our team summited in 2013.
 
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 EXPEDITION: www.EverestClimb.com - Full Service Cost: $28,450, £18,750, €21,750. Exotic and less crowded Tibet, with the best views of Everest in the world. Made famous in 1924 by Mallory and Irvine. In 2013 our expedition had the highest summit success of any team. Back to top
 
 
Annette and Lhotse summiter Herman Kristen (the first Dutchman to summit Mt. Lhotse in 2008), near the summit of Lhakpa Ri (Peter Hage).Dawa Sherpa assisting Ken Stalter across a crevasse on the North Col (Dan Mazur).
 
LHOTSE CLIMB, 4TH HIGHEST IN THE WORLD, CLIMBED FROM THE SAME ROUTE AS EVEREST: www.LhotseClimb.com Full Service Cost: $14,850, £9,750, €11,350. 60 days in April-May. Climb the fourth highest peak in the world from the same route as our Everest Nepal Expedition. 100% of our team on the summit in 2013.

MOUNT CHO OYU: www.ExpeditionChoOyu.com , the most-accessible of the 8000 metre/26,000 foot peaks and relatively 'easy' snow climbing located near Everest. 38 days in Tibet and Nepal in April or September. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €9,850. Perfect preparation for Everest
'Easy Peaks' & Training Climbs:  2013 & 2014
 
MOUNT MERA ‘TREKKING-PEAK’ CLIMB: 22 days in October. A beautiful, ‘easy’, and remote 6500 metre / 21,300 foot high 'trekking peak', with some of the best views of Everest possible. Full Service Cost: $3150, £2050, €2450. www.MeraPeakExpedition.com . Bring your skis and snowboard if you are excited about skiing and/or boarding down this peak. Back to top
 
Members approaching to the summit of Mera Peak. Photo Frank Seidel Member and Sherpa Near to Summit Island Peak. Photo Tenji Sherpa
Members approaching to the summit of Mera Peak. Photo Frank Seidel. Member and sherpa near to summit of Island Peak. Tenji Sherpa
 
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2250, Seven day option: $1450. Our friendly instructors teach you everything you need to know about Himalayan glacier travel in our special training sessions, including a summit attempt on a 6000 metre/20,000 foot peak near Everest. AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "25 BEST NEW TRIPS".
 
ISLAND PEAK, NEPAL’S MOST FAMOUS ‘EASY’ TREKKING PEAK:  www.IslandPeakExpedition.com . 22 days in October, April and May. Climb to 6000 metres/20,000 feet in just one day. We teach you everything you need to know. Fabulous views of Lhotse south face and Makalu. The trip includes a walk to Everest basecamp and trek up Kala Pattar a stunning glimpse of Everest. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2250.  
 
EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB AND NORTH COL: www.EverestTibetTrainingClimb.com - Full Service Cost: $8950, £5850, €6850. 28 day expedition in April or May. A great chance to learn all about climbing, see how you feel at altitude, visit exotic Tibet, and if you are feeling well, transition to Everest and Cho Oyu. Climb to 7000 metres/23,000 feet to the North Col with our summit team for spectacular views of the Tibetan plateau. Back to top

Summit view from Camp 3. Photo Martin Member reaching Camp 3. Photo Martin

Summit view from Camp 3. Photo Martin. Member reaching Camp 3. Photo Martin
 
EVEREST NEPAL CAMP 3 TRAINING CLIMB: www.EverestTrainingClimb.com - Full Service Cost: $8,650, £5,650, €6650. Sixteen day option: $6350, £3850, €4350. 31 days in April or May, and an affordable way to learn all about climbing, see how you feel at altitude, visit beautiful Nepal, and if you are feeling well, transition to Everest or Lhotse. Climb to camp 3 on the same route as our Everest summit expedition to 7000 metres/23,000 feet for stunning views of the surrounding peaks in Nepal.
Fun Walks and Service Treks

Ascending Lhotse Face by Scott Smith. Decending Into Khumbu Icefall, below camp 1. by Scott Smith.

Ascending Lhotse Face by Scott Smith. Decending Into Khumbu Icefall, below camp 1. by Scott Smith.
 
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: 18 days in October, April and May. 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. REDUCED PRICE! - Cost: $1850, £1250, €1450. www.EverestNepalWalk.com

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IN NEPAL - EVEREST BASECAMP TREK: 16 days from 21st December to 5 January. This is a great way to have fun over the holiday, do something different, make new friends, and have good cheer. Go to Everest during a less crowded time of year. We plan to celebrate Christmas in the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and bring in the New Year at the base of Everest. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1250, €1450. ADD ON A FUN EXTRA 3 day trip to Island Peak for $1350! www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com.
 
NEW CLIMATE CHANGE TREK: 21 days in October, April, or May. Walk beneath Everest working together with glacier researchers to understand how lakes are growing as the mountain ice fields recede. Cost: $2250, £1450, €1750. www.ClimateChangeTrek.com
 
Tangboche Monastery . Photo by Stephanie  Small fountain between Phakding and Monjo. Photo by Hyker
 
Tangboche Monastery . Photo by Stephanie. Small fountain between Phakding and Monjo. Photo by Hyker.
 
REMOTE NEPAL SERVICE WALK: www.RemoteNepalServiceWalk.org : 15 days November - December or June. Join experienced friendly leader Dan Mazur and some of the world's best Everest climbing sherpas with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD) to walk the beautiful green foothills of Nepal delivering much needed medical and educational supplies to the health posts and schools we are helping to foster. Donation: $1450, £950, €1050 (100% of your contribution for the trek go to help rural Nepalese villagers.Your international flight are tax deductible/gift aid eligible)Back to top
 
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Dan Mazur
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