Hello Mountain Friends,
I hope you are well and enjoying November? My name is Dan Mazur, writing to you from sunny Kathmandu, Nepal. I am a Mount Everest expedition leader for SummitClimb and SummitTrek. We had 100% success during 2013. All of our teams of men and women of all ages succeeded in climbing to the summit of Everest and other peaks, also our friendly groups trekked to the beautiful basecamp. I am involved in volunteer projects with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, giving back to local people and environments. We are celebrating our team's success in 2013 while planning exciting adventures for 2014.
FIVE PERCENT OFF TRIPS PAYED IN FULL PRIOR TO 18 JANUARY !
RECENT NEWS - ANOTHER SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR:
During 2013 I led our fun and successful team of men and women of all ages to the summit of Everest in two groups, one ‘fast’ and one ‘slow’ group for a 100% success rate. Our Everest training climb was a grand achievement; members reached camp 3 on the Nepal South Col side & North Col on the Tibet side. Our Everest basecamp treks were super fun. Our Aconcagua team ‘7-summited’ the highest summit on the continent of South America. The Mount Elbrus Team enjoyed this classic 7-Summit. We had an exhilarating Island Peak expedition and Everest View Glacier School. Our Cho Oyu team summited successfully, with our expert Sherpas fixing much of the rope. Our Mera Peak group worked together well to achieve success and our Baruntse team was the first one this year to climb atop this remote summit. Our Ama Dablam team have also just reached the summit. This means our 2013 climbs, treks, and expeditions have achieved a 100% successful and safe season. Thanks to the leaders, Sherpas, members, families, colleagues, sponsors, and friends who made this possible. Please see www.SummitClimbNews.com and www.SummitTrekNews.com
CHARITY/NON-PROFIT NEWS: Our team gathered water quality samples in villages near Everest basecamp. We’re working with a special laboratory that identifies trace amounts of caffeine and ibuprofen in order to track human effects on water supplies. This is all part of a quest to improve the treatment of waste from Everest basecamp. Also a team of licensed engineers surveyed Nepal's oldest convent, with an eye to rebuilding this historic landmark, located in the shadow of Mount Everest. Please see www.CleaningUpMountEverest.org and www.DebocheProject.org . We just finished a "service-trek" to remote Nepal where the members delivered needed medicines, educational supplies, teaching, and medical care to a far away village where tourists never tread. Please visit www.ServiceTrekNews.com .
NEW SHERPA CLIMBING SCHOOL: Thanks to all who have donated their climbing boots, ice axes, crampons, helmets, harnesses, clothing, shoes, rucksacks and other climbing equipment to the www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org We could not have helped these hardworking Sherpa students without you, and please keep up the great work. If anyone knows of a person, group, company, club, shop, or anyone who wishes to donate, we can arrange free shipping to Nepal, and I can pick up the donated items from you during my slideshow tour after the New Year.
HIMALAYAN MULTI-MEDIA SLIDE/VIDEO SHOW THS WINTER: I will be out meeting people during the end of January and beginning of February. I am personally narrating live multi-media slide / video presentations about Everest climbs, summiting K2, unclimbed peaks and high Himalaya adventures, and also raising money for the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, working together with local families living near Mt Everest to improve their health care, education, environmental and cultural preservation. If you can help please visit www.FundraisingLectures.org and email info@MountEverestFoundation.org or dan@SummitClimb.com .
Tenji Sherpa taking a water sample at Gorak Shep, the nearest village to Everest base camp. Mounts Khumbutse and Changtse in background. We took a water sample from this exact spot. Close up of the water sampling gear in action - gloves, syringe, filter, bottle. Dan in Mustagata basecamp. Manuel Weber Photo
ACONCAGUA, 7-SUMMIT AND HIGHEST IN SOUTH AMERICA: www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com 20 days in January or February 2014. Friendly and fun leader Max Kausch. $3450, £2250, €2650. An easy but very high climb to 7000 metres / 23,000 feet. Test yourself in a short time on a tall mountain.
Aconcagua team heading up from camp 1 (5,000 metres/16,400 feet) to camp 2 (Ted Alexander)
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR IN NEPAL - EVEREST BASECAMP TREK: 14 days from 22 December to 6 January. Celebrate Christmas in the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and bring in the New Year in Gorak Shep. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1250, €1450 www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com .
FREE-OF-COST NO-CHARGE WINTER GLACIER SCHOOL: www.WinterClimbingSchool.org Join 10-time Everest leader Dan Mazur and friends for a week to learn about mountain equipment, winter camping, ice climbing and glacier travel. 1-8 January.
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT EXPEDITION: www.EverestNepalClimb.com – Full Service Cost: $36,450, £23,950, €27,450; Basic Climb Cost: $14,950, £9850, €11,450. 60 days in April and May at a very low price. Experienced and friendly leader Dan Mazur brought everyone to the summit in 2013. 100% summit success. Optional September-October dates available.
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT EXPEDITION: www.EverestClimb.com - Full Service Cost: $28,450, £18,750, €21,750; Basic Climb Cost: $9950, £6550, €7550. Experienced leaders Dan Mazur and Scott Patch. 11 out of 14 members summited this year, the highest success rate of any team. 60 days in April and May
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, or 16 days school only, in April or May, transition to Everest at no extra cost. Leader Dan Mazur is a friendly & helpful teacher.
EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB & NORTHCOL: www.EverestTibetTrainingClimb.com and www.North-Col.com Full Service Cost: $8950, £5850, €6850. 28 days in April or May, transition to Everest and Cho Oyu at no extra cost. Qualified leaders Dan Mazur and Scott Patch teach you everything you need to know.
MOUNT CHO OYU, PERHAPS THE BEST POSSIBLE TRAINING FOR EVEREST: 38 days in April and May, or September and October. Led by Dan Mazur and Max Kausch. We teach you everything you need to know. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €9,850; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4350, €5050. www.ChoOyuClimb.com .
MOUNT SHISHA PANGMA: 38 days September-October or 15 days in Oct (MOUNT CHO OYU COMBINATION). Lowest of the 8000 metre / 26,000 foot high peaks. Great preparation for Everest. Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €9,850; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4350, €5050. Optional trip to Lhasa, add $2450. Combine with Cho and earn a 20% discount! www.ShishapangmaExpedition.com .
MOUNT LHOTSE: www.LhotseExpedition.com . 4th highest in the world. Climbed from the same route as Everest Nepal. Full Service Cost: $14,850, £9,750, €11,350; Basic Climb Cost: $4950, £3250, €3750. 60 days in April-May. All of our members and Sherpas on 2013 Lhotse climb summitted. 100% summit success!
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: 18 days in April and May. Cost: $1850, £1250, €1450. Follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to the world's most famous basecamp. Trek the beautiful green Khumbu valley together with the lovely Sherpa people. www.EverestNepalWalk.com . Trek leader Dan Mazur has done this walk more than 20 times and knows lots of people along the way.
EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com - 6400 metres / 21,000 feet. Full Service Cost: $3,850, £2,350, €2,950. 20 day walk in April or May. Exotic and Medieval Tibet. The views of Everest from the Tibet Side are much better than from the Nepal side. Leader Scott Patch has trekked to advanced basecamp 6 times and knows the route very well.
Clear view of Mount Everest from Chinese base camp. Photo Rares Voda. A team member trekking up to interim camp from basecamp. A great view of the north face of Everest. Photo Tunc Findik
CHARITY REMOTE NEPAL LOW ALTITUDE WALK: www.RemoteNepalServiceWalk.org 13 days June or November – Join our team to bring important medical supplies, medical care, school supplies, and education to poor families living on the "wrong side" of Everest, where tourists never tread. Donation: $1450, £950, €1050
MUSTAGATA: 7500 metres / 24,500 feet on www.MustagataClimb.com . The world’s highest mountain which can be skied, boarded and snowshoed, raquetted. SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AS "BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION". 1-25 July. 25 days in China. Full Service Cost: $5750, £3550, €4450; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £1950, €2450. Friendly leader Scott PAtch is an expert on snow safety and a professional ski and snowshoe instructor.
MOUNT ELBRUS www.ElbrusSummitClimb.com The highest peak in Europe is often the ‘7-Summiters’ first snow climb. 11 days. 21 July to 4 Aug 2014. Full Service Cost $3750, £2350, €2850. Leader Dan Mazur is a 7-Summits expert, enjoys helpin people learn about mountains, and will teach you everything you need to know.
FREE-OF-COST NO-CHARGE SUMMER GLACIER SCHOOL 19-26 July,16th Annual Free of Cost - No Charge www.CascadeGlacierSchool.org . Join Dan Mazur and friends to learn about mountain equipment, snow and ice climbing, camping, and glacier travel. Then try for a 4200 metre / 14,000 foot high glacier summit.
CHO OYU IN SEPTEMBER WITH DAN MAZUR: www.ChoOyuClimb.com . Perhaps the best possible preparation for Everest. Dan is an excellent leader. Everyone summited on his 2013 expedition! Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8450, €9,850; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4350, €5050
MOUNT AMA DABLAM IN OCTOBER: Asia’s most famous rock, ice, and snow climb – the Matterhorn of the Himalaya. Technical climbing but accomplishable. 10 October to 7 November (29 days). We now offer flexible dates: the chance to join any time from October to the end of November. www.AmaDablamClimb.com . Full Service Cost: $5550, £3450, €4050; Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1550, €1850. Leader Max Kausch has led 4 Ama Dablam expeditions.
OCTOBER ON BARUNTSE WITH DAN MAZUR: www.BaruntseExpedition.com . Traverse Mera Peak and Baruntse, crossing the Amphu Labtsa pass. ‘Grand-Circle’ trek in the Everest Region. Three trips for the price of one! 35 days in October and November. Full Service Cost: $8950, £5550, €6450.
MERA PEAK WITH DAN MAZUR: 22 days in October. PRICE: $3150, £2050, 2450. www.MeraPeakExpedition.com . Stunning views of Everest from this remote “Trekking Peak”. Sometimes people bring skiis or snowboards for a more exciting descent.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BECOME LEADERS: please visit www.LeaderInTraining.com .
KILIMANJARO / MT KENYA / SAFARI: www.AfricaSummitClimb.com Kilimanjaro, 1-9 August or 14-22 February (9 days): Cost $3150, £1950, and €2350. Mt. Kenya trek or optional rock climb, 13-20 August or 21-28 February (8 days): Cost $2150, £1350, €1550. Safari: Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Myanyara (3-4 days): $1150, £750, €850.
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: 18 days in October. Cost: $1850, £1250,€1450.www.EverestNepalWalk.com
ISLAND PEAK, NEPAL’S MOST FAMOUS ‘EASY’ TREKKING PEAK: www.IslandPeakExpedition.com 22 days in October, April and May. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1950, €2250. Five day option: $1350. This is the most famous and one of the easiest trekking peaks in Nepal.
Nathan, Sangeeta, Thile and Dan on the summit of Island Peak. Photo by Thile Nuru Sherpa. Phurba Sherpa, Maggie, and Rosemary walking to basecamp. Photo James Barritt.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send your completed application and refundable 10% deposit to hold your place on the team. 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.
GENEROUS DISCOUNTS for returning members, groups of 2 or more, aspiring leaders, "BASIC CLIMBERS", mountain guides, medical professionals, and educators. ALSO SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR LEADERS IN TRAINING AND MOUNTAIN GUIDES: www.LeaderInTraining.com
WE PAY YOU CASH FOR TELLING YOUR FRIENDS and bringing us new members. We pay you a ‘finder’s-fee’ cash commission for each person you send to us. We have already paid more than $16,000, £10,000, €12,000 in this programme in 2013.
CAN'T GO IN 2014? Please join us in 2015, as all of the trips mentioned run each year.
Thanks for reading our newsletter. Please contact me at your earliest opportunity and ask loads of questions. I love chatting about mountains, my favourite topic of conversation.
Welcome to Our Team and Best Mountain Regards!
UK telephone: +44 (0)7810 375400
US telephone: (+1)360-570-0715
UK address: 30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2TQ, England; Back to Top
US address: POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349;
If you wish to unsubscribe from this newsletter, please send an email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Thank you.