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Everest Climbing Expedition, Himalayan Climbs, Walks, Hikes, Treks, Trekking Peaks spring and autumn 2012

 
Photos in slideshow: Fabrice Imparato, Dan Mazur, Joanna Goodson, Ken Stalter, Ryan Waters, Bruce Manning, & Tunc Findik.
 
Greetings Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope you have enjoyed a fun and meaningful HOLIDAY BREAK. How are you and what have you been doing?

My name is Dan Mazur and between Christmas and New Year parties in Bristol, England; and Seattle, Washington, I have been busy with our engaging and fun team of men and women of all ages, friends new and old, organizing and leading my 9th Everest expedition, in 2012.

The famous Hillary Step on the south side of Mt Everest. Richard Pattison on the summit of Mt. Everest (Richard Pattison).


DURING APRIL AND MAY OF 2012, I INVITE YOU TO JOIN ME ON THE SUMMIT OF EVEREST, where in 2011 our friendly and very well organized expedition of leaders and Sherpas put 8 out of 8 members and 6 sherpas on the summit.

Africa and Aconcagua at the start of 2012? I am preparing to lead our February climbs and walks to www.AfricaSummitClimb.com and www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com . These trips are quick and good value and offer something for everyone, from the gentle walker to the wild game safari seeker, to the high altitude adventurer, to the technical rock climber. So please become part of our fun group.


 
Team members in the top of the Canaleta, heading up towards the summit (Ted Alexander).
 

Photos by Marc Booysen: Bation from Two Tarns. Marc at a lake near Austrian Hut. Point John from Two Tarns. View of Nelion from Austrian Hut.

Would you or anyone you know like to climb and walk with me and our enjoyable team of men and women of all ages with qualified and interesting, fun and professional British, American and European leaders and kind helpful Sherpas? We are going to have a grand time of it. A few places are available and flights are still inexpensive.
 

 

 

 Mitch, Squash, Lhakpa, and Stew on the summit (Jangbu Sherpa). Stew edge on the summit (Squash Falconer). Stew and Squash on the summit (Jangbu Sherpa). Squash on the summit (Stew Edge).


EVEREST AND NOT-EVEREST: In 2012 we have two Everest expeditions, one to the classic Nepal south side of Everest, and the other to the exotic, less expensive, less crowded Tibetan north side of Everest. During 21 years, we have organized and led more than 15 expeditions to both sides of Everest. I am writing to encourage you to join me and our friendly and experienced team of leaders, top notch Sherpas, and expert cooks, not only for the summit of Everest, but also up to the intermediate camps, for interesting less difficult and educational training climbs, mid-sized mountains, as well as beautiful and relaxing treks, trekking-peaks, adventurous and relaxing walks.

Welcome to our expedition and I look forward to chatting, meeting, and to walking and climbing together with you in 2012.

GIVING BACK TO THOSE IN NEED: We all are immersed in the Holidays, and not only is it a time for family and friends, but a time for reflection, and for giving back. If you are interested in the charity and service side, please get involved via donating to the www.MountEverestFoundation.org to support and work together with local families living near Everest with hospitals, schools, environmental, and cultural preservation. If you feel the need to get your hands dirty and help, dig in with our twice yearly www.EverestServiceWalk.org and www.RemoteNepalServiceWalk.org .

AFFORDABLE EVEREST ??? Yes! My bosses at www.SummitClimb.com and www.SummitTrek.com have negotiated some very good prices, top leaders (if I may say), helpful loyal sherpas, skillful cooks, and excellent equipment for 2012, so please read down to see the surprisingly good values on offer.

NEWS FLASH: OUR CLIMBS AND WALKS NOW INCLUDE FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS, AND FREE SHERPAS.

EVEREST NEWS: For Everest climbers, we are now giving FREE OXYGEN, no charge for a five-bottle set.

DISCOUNTS AND PAYMENT OPTIONS are available. Choose from a variety of options such as using your credit card to postpone payment and earn valuable points. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DISCOUNTS for groups of 2 or more, returning members, and medical professionals. Explore our "basic options" for cost saving.

COMMISSIONS FOR SENDING US NEW MEMBERS: Please tell your friends and receive a cash commission for everyone you send us.

"HELP WANTED" : Are you a mountain guide or would you like to become one? Please join the fun and earn a big discount at our www.LeaderInTraining.com .

NOW IS THE TIME: Please indicate your 2012 interests very soon as we are currently gathering applications and filling out the permit applications.


 

 

Team back down in camp 3 after a successful summit of Mt. Everest. Team heading back down to the North Col. Member above camp 3 after the summit attempt. Crossing a ladder to the North Col (Arnold Coster).


In addition to Everest, in February 2012, you are invited to join me for a trip to Africa, where I am very excited to be leading a Walk to the top of Kilimanjaro (another of the famous 7-Summits), Climbing and Walking on Mt. Kenya, and Wildlife Safaris. Here is where our enjoyable team will be in February, you are welcome to join me and the gang, thanks for letting me know this week or next: www.AfricaSummitClimb.com . This is a fantastic Training Climb for Everest.

Also, we have a climb of Aconcagua, the famous 7-Summit and highest in all of the Americas. Would you like to join in January and February? Our top leader Max Kausch is very qualified, relaxed, and an excellent leader. Just a few places are left, so please do let me know in the next few days: www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com . Get in top shape and prepare for Everest.

NOW IN THEIR 21ST YEAR, www.SummitClimb.com and www.SummitTrek.com have built up some of the best, if I may say so, most knowledgeable and helpful, most qualified British, American, and European leaders, technically trained expert and friendly Sherpas, skillful cooks, delicious food, comfortable hotels, cozy basecamps, excellent tents, ropes, oxygen sets, climbing and safety equipment, and an extremely succesful track record.

WELL ORGANISED, GOOD VALUE and EXCELLENT TRACK RECORD: When comparing options please carefully check what is on offer and prior performance. I have worked for many different companies during my climbing career, and I feel that SummitClimb and SummitTrek offer the best organisation, very good value for money, and unmatched summit success. For example, all of their expeditions put members on the summit (and all of their treks, walks and training climbs reached their objectives) during 2011. Many teams had 100% success!



Zoltan breaking trail at 7200m (Grace McDonald). Team during acclimatisation climb to 6500m (Grace McDonald).


Here is a QUICK LIST of the excitement on offer for 2012:

KILIMANJARO TREK, MOUNT KENYA CLIMB, SAFARI: Join Dan Mazur for 7-Summit and exotic walks, climbs, safaris in February;

ACONCAGUA CLIMB: 7-Summit, highest in the Americas in January + February with expert leader. 20 days. Cheap Price: $2950 £1850 €2150;

EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT: Join Dan Mazur in April and May. 2011 100% summit success. Basic Cost $12,750, £7,950, €9,250. Full Service $27,450, £16,850, €19,850;

EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT: Join Arnold Coster in April and May. 2011 5 out of 6 on the summit. Basic $19,850, £12,250, €14,450. Full Serv $35,450, £21,950, €25,750;

EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB AND NORTH COL: Join Dan Mazur in April and May. Climb to 7000m. 28 days. Full Service $7850, £4850, €5650;

EVEREST NEPAL CAMP 3 TRAINING CLIMB: Join Arnold Coster in April and May. 31 days. Full Service $8650, £5350, €6250. 16 days: $6350, £3850, €4350;

EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: Join Sange Sherpa in April and May. 22 days. Full Service Cost: $3450, £2150, €2450, Seven day option: $1450, £950, €1050;

EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: Join Dan Mazur in April and May. 20 days. Best Everest Views. Full Service: $3,850, £2,350, €2,750;

EVEREST NEPAL BASECAMP WALK: Join Arnold Coster in April and May. 18 days. World famous basecamp. Full Service: $2350, £1450, €1650;

CHO OYU CLIMB: Join Max Kausch in May & Sept. 38 days. Best preparation for Everest. Basic: $7,150, £4,450, €5,150. Full Service: $11,850, £7,350, €8,550;

LHOTSE CLIMB: Join Arnold Coster in April and May. 2011 100% summit success. Basic Cost: $6,850, £4,250, €4,950. Full Service: $14,850, £9,250, €10,750;

MUSTAGATA CLIMB: Join Jon Otto. 24 days in July. Walk, Climb, Ski, Board, Snowshoe, Raquette. Basic: $2750, £1650, €1950. Full: $5450, £3350, €3750;

AMA DABLAM CLIMB: Max Kausch. 29 days in Oct. Nepal's famous technical-climbable rock + ice: Basic: $3250, £1950, €2250. Full: $6850, £4250, €4750;

BARUNTSE CLIMB: Join Dan Mazur. 34 days in Oct. 3 peaks in one, grand circuit in Everest region. Full Service: $7,650, £4,750, €5,550;

MERA PEAK TREK: Join Dan Mazur for 22 days of remote walking and easy climbing best views of Everest. Full Service: $3450, £2150, €2450;

SHISHAPANGMA CLIMB: Join Dan Mazur. 38 days. Remote Tibet. Basic: $7,150, £4,450, €5150. Full Service: $11,850, £7,350, €8,550. 20% off for Cho Oyu combo;

SEATTLE GLACIER SCHOOL: Join Dan Mazur. 7 days of gear prep, shopping, train + attempt a 14,000 ft/4000 metre peak. Free!

ALPS MEET: Join Dan Mazur. 1 week of skiing/boarding and 1 week of ice + snow climbing in the French Alps. Free of Cost!

SERVICE WALKS TO EVEREST + REMOTE NEPAL. Join Dan Mazur. Assist locals w/schools, health, environment + culture exchange;

 

 

Team member preparing to cross the crevasse that demarcates the beginning of the long summit ridge, that's Ama Dablam behind left of centre. Team on the true summit of Baruntse. That's Everest and Lhotse in the clouds behind. Team member walking along corniced summit ridge (Dan Mazur).


***NEWS FLASH: We have been working on our news pages quite a bit, with stories and photos from the climbs. I have noted the news links below for you, so please enjoy:

EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT EXPEDITION 2012: www.EverestClimb.com - Basic Cost: $12,750, £7,950, €9,250. Full Service Cost: $27,450, £16,850, €19,850. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE SUMMIT CLIMB AND THE WALK/DRIVE TO BASECAMP: FREE OXYGEN, FREE SHERPAS, AND FREE HOTELS. Please join me, Dan Mazur, 9 time Everest leader, for an exciting and affordable 60 day expedition in April and May. ***2011 expedition 100% summit success, 8 out of 8 on the summit. View the latest news at: www.EverestTibetNews.com . Exotic and less crowded Tibet, with the best views of Everest in the world. Made famous in 1928 by Mallory and Irvine. By the way, we have an office in Lhasa and ALWAYS obtain our Tibet permits.

EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT EXPEDITION 2O12: www.EverestNepalClimb.com - Basic Cost: $19,850, £12,250, €14,450. Full Service Cost: $35,450, £21,950, €25,750. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE SUMMITCLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE OXYGEN, FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Friendly leader Arnold Coster has 5 Everest expeditions and is one of the best in the business. 60 days in April and May at a very low price. ***2011 expedition summit success, 5 out of 6 on the summit. View the latest news at: www.EverestNepalNews.com . The classic climb on Everest, following in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing.


The famous Hillary Step going up towards the summit (Richard Pattison).


EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB AND NORTH COL 2012: www.EverestTibetTrainingClimb.com and www.North-Col.com - Full Service Cost $7850, £4850, €5650. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK/DRIVE TO BASECAMP WITH FREE SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. Please join me, Dan Mazur, 9 time Everest leader, for an exciting and affordable 28 day expedition in April or May, and 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 AT NO EXTRA COST. View the latest news at: www.NorthColNews.com . Climb very high in exotic Tibet in a short period of time at an excellent price. Exotic and less crowded Tibet, with the best views of Everest in the world. Made famous in 1928 by Mallory and Irvine. By the way, we have an office in Lhasa and ALWAYS obtain our Tibet permits. Leader Dan Mazur and our friendly expert Sherpas teach you everything you need to know. Get Qualified for Everest, and climb to the summit of Everest on the spot if you feel well.


 

Stew on 5 stage ladder (Squash Falconer). Mitch in the Western Cwm (Lakpa Nuru Sherpa).


EVEREST NEPAL CAMP 3 TRAINING CLIMB: www.EverestTrainingClimb.com - Full Service Cost $8650, £5350, €6250. Sixteen day option: $6350, £3850, €4350. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Friendly leader Arnold Coster, has 5 Everest expeditions and is one of the best in the business. 31 days, or 16 days school only, 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 AT NO EXTRA COST. ***2011 expedition 100% summit success. View the latest news at: www.EverestTrainingClimbNews.com . The classic climb on Everest, following in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing. Leader Arnold and our friendly expert Sherpas teach you everything you need to know. Get Qualified for Everest, and climb to the summit on the spot if you feel well.


Alex and Gavin in Tengboche (Leah Jay). Peter, Linda, Chris, and Norrisa at a cafe in Namche Bazaar (Leah Jay).


EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - Full Service Cost: $3450, £2150, €2450,  Seven day option: $1450, £950, €1050. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Friendly leader Ang Sange Sherpa, has led 14 Glacier Schools, and is an excellent instructor and a very friendly person, and teaches everything you need to know. 22 days (or 7 days for the school and climb only) during April, May, or October. If you feel well enough on the April trip you can transition directly to the Everest Nepal Training Climb or Cho Oyu. ***2011 expedition 100% summit success! View the latest news at: www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com . AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "25 BEST NEW TRIPS".


Setting off for Cho La basecamp the morning after a big snowstorm in Dzongla (Dan Mazur). Team practicing roped glacier travel on the Cho La glacier (Dan Mazur).


EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com - Full Service Cost: $3,850, £2,350, €2,750. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE DRIVE ACROSS TIBET AND WALK UP TO ADVANCED BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. Please join me, Dan Mazur, 9 time Everest leader, 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 1928 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.

 

 

Rob and Beccy on the trail with a yak (Beccy Cresswell).  Stewart Edge at the Tengboche monastary (Stewart Edge).


EVEREST NEPAL BASECAMP WALK: www.EverestBasecampWalk.com - Full Service Cost: $2350, £1450, €1650. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS, FREE DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, AND FREE HOTELS. Friendly leader Arnold Coster, has 5 Everest expeditions and is one of the best in the business. 18 days in April, May or October. Wander gentle and wide snow-free trails through beautiful green terraced villages with amazing Himalayan views. Includes top-notch sherpas, delicious food, high-quality tents and excellent equipment. Visit our world's most famous basecamp and hike the Everest view ridge of Kala Patar. Follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa who made the first ascent of Everest. ***Everyone reached basecamp during our recent trek. View the latest news at: www.BasecampNews.com .

  Yaks crossing the last bridge on the way to Namche. Some of the members a few hundred metres before Namche (Max Kausch).


CHO OYU CLIMB, THE WORLD'S BEST PREPARATION FOR EVEREST: www.ChoOyuClimb.com - Basic Climb Cost: $7,150, £4,450, €5,150. Full Service Cost: $11,850, £7,350, €8,550. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK/DRIVE TO BASECAMP WITH FREE SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. 38 days in April-May & Sep-Oct. 'Easy' snow climb of the 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. 4-time Cho Oyu leader Max Kausch is extremely experienced, friendly, and teaches you everything you need to know. Located beside Everest on the edge of the exotic Tibetan Plateau. It is possible to ski and snowboard Cho Oyu. ***2011 expedition 7 out of 9 members reached the summit! View the latest news at: www.ChoOyuNews.com . By the way, we have an office in Lhasa and ALWAYS obtain our Tibet permits.

LHOTSE CLIMB, 4TH HIGHEST IN THE WORLD, CLIMBED FROM THE SAME ROUTE AS EVEREST: www.LhotseClimb.com Basic Climb Cost: $6,850, £4,250, €4,950. Full Service Cost: $14,850, £9,250, €10,750. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE SUMMITCLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE OXYGEN, FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. 60 days in April-May. Climb the fourth highest peak in the world from the same route as our Everest Nepal Expedition. 5 time Everest summitter and experienced Lhotse leader Arnold Coster is friendly, helpful, well organized, and teaches you everything you need to know. Branch off the Everest route just before high camp and ascend the infamous Lhotse Couloir to the summit. A brilliant way to check out Everest up close and climb a high and challenging summit for reduced cost. ***2011 expedition 100% summit success! View the latest news at: www.LhotseNews.com .

MUSTAGATA CLIMB, WORLD'S EASIEST 7500 METRE / 24,606 FOOT HIGH PEAK, FAMOUS FOR WALKING, CLIMBING, SNOWSHOEING, SKIING, BOARDING, AND SNOW RAQUETTING: www.MustagataClimb.com - Basic Climb Cost: $2750, £1650, €1950. Full Service Cost: $5450, £3350, €3750. Leader Jon Otto is friendly and experienced and speaks perfect English and Chinese. Jon will teach you everything you need to know. In just 25 days for a reasonable cost, you can climb this very high but moderate snow peak (average slope angle just 18 degrees). Climbing Mustagata could qualify you for Everest. Includes top-notch sherpas, delicious food, high-quality tents and excellent equipment. ***Our 2011 expeditions were very safe and successful! View the latest news at: www.MustagataNews.com . SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AS "BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION 2012".

 

Stewart Edge climbing the final few steps into camp 3. Thats the Geneva Spur on the left (Squash Falconer)


AMA DABLAM CLIMB, ASIA'S MOST FAMOUS ROCK, SNOW, AND ICE PEAK. THE MATTERHORN OF THE HIMALAYA. TECHNICAL BUT CLIMBABLE: www.AmaDablamClimb.com - Basic Climb Cost: $3250, £1950, €2250. Full Service Cost: $6850, £4250, €4750. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. 29 days in October-November. Located just 15 km / 10 miles from Everest. Among the most photographed peaks in the world. Everything for the novice to the expert climber. Beautiful rock is solid granite "scrambling". Basecamp is located in a lovely grassy meadow. The hardest pitch is 12 metres / 40 feet of French class 4, British Severe, or North American 5.7. You will be following, not leading, on secure fixed ropes. Test yourself to 7000 metres / 23,000 feet. 4 time team leader Max Kausch is very experienced and friendly. He will review all needed skills on small cliffs around the warm and sunny basecamp. Climbing Ama Dablam qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. ***2011 Summit success: 10 out of 11 members on the summit! View the latest news at: www.AmaDablamNews.com .

BARUNTSE CLIMB, GRAND CIRCLE CLIMBING TRIP THROUGH THE EVEREST HIMALAYA. 3 PEAKS IN ONE, MERA PEAK, BARUNTSE AND AMPHULABTSA: www.BaruntseClimb.com - Full Service Cost: $7,650, £4,750, €5,550. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. 34 days in October-November. Just 15km / 10 miles from Everest, Baruntse is known as Nepal's 'easiest' 7000 metre / 23,000 foot peak. Hiking on snow which is steep and exposed at times, but not technically difficult. Experienced friendly leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know. Make a great 'circle-trek' through remote valleys near Everest. "Three trips in one" includes easy Mera "trekking-peak" 6500 metres / 21,500 feet high and a crossing of the famous "Amphu-Labtsa" pass at 5800 metres / 19,000 feet. Climbing Baruntse qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. ***2011 expedition success: 7 members on the summit of Mera Peak and Baruntse. First team to reach the summit, two years in a row. View the latest news: www.BaruntseNews.com .

A spectacular and beautiful camping site on the trek to Mera Peak called Seto Pokari. There is a great lake and awesome views of the surrounding peaks as we acclimate and enjoy the trip in and out along the expedition. Trekking through the Hongku Valley at 4700 metres/15,400 feet (Tunc Findik).


MERA PEAK TREK, REMOTE NEPAL AT ITS FINEST, A GORGEOUS TREKKING PEAK WITH THE BEST VIEWS OF EVEREST: www.TrekMera.com - Full Service Cost: $3450, £2150, €2450. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. 22 days in October. Mera Peak has perhaps the best Everest views of any mountain, because Mera stands back at a distance from the range. It is a 6500 metre / 21,000 foot high but relatively easy 'trekking peak' located in a gorgeous remote area of Nepal, where uncut ancient forests and deep river gorges abound. Your leader Dan Mazur is experienced, friendly, and will teach you everything you need to know. It is also possible to ski and snowboard Mera Peak. Trekking Mera is good preparation for Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Everest Nepal Training Climb, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, and Mustagata. ***2011 expedition success: 7 members on the summit! View the latest news: www.MeraPeakNews.com .


SHISHAPANGMA CLIMB, THE LOWEST OF THE WORLD'S FOURTEEN 8000 METRE PEAKS. THE BEST POSSIBLE PREPARATION FOR EVEREST: www.ShishapangmaClimb.com - Basic Climb Cost: $7,150, £4,450, €5150. Full Service Cost: $11,850, £7,350, €8,550. 20% discount for combining with Cho Oyu. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK/DRIVE TO BASECAMP WITH FREE SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. 38 days September-October or 15 days in October (Cho Oyu combination). 'Easy' snow climb of the less crowded & lowest of the world's 14 eight thousand metre, 26,000 foot high mountains, located in exotic Tibet near Everest. Led by Dan Mazur who teaches you everything you need to know. Dan is a 9 time Everest Leader, and this is his third Shishapangma expedition. Our sherpas are extremely experienced, our food is delicious and our tents and equipment are among the best. Climbing Shishapangma qualifies you for Everest from Tibet, Everest from Nepal, and Lhotse. You may wish to combine with Cho Oyu to climb Shisha in just 15 days and save 20%. Also, it is possible to ski and snowboard Shisha. ***2011 expedition: 4 out of 5 members reached the summit, and the Cho-Shish "double header" was 100% successful. View the latest news at: www.ShishaPangmaNews.com . By the way, we have an office in Lhasa and ALWAYS obtain our Tibet permits.



Team making final approach to the summit. Team working their way through rock-band number 2. Bart and Karsten coming down from camp half in a snowstorm. Bart is on the left in red. Climbing towards final rock-band and Richard is in the lead (Dan Mazur).


www.SeattleGlacierSchool.org - 7 days in July. Free of cost. No charge. Leader: Dan Mazur is a friendly and accomplished leader who teaches you everything you need to know. Learn glacier climbing and snow camping. Purchase or hire - rent mountaineering equipment at one of the many inexpensive mountain climbing shops in Seattle. After several days of instruction and practice, attempt one of the most glaciated 4000 metre / 14,000 foot high peaks in lower North America. ***Our 2011 glacier school was very safe and successful! View the latest news at: www.SeattleGlacierSchoolNews.com .

www.AlpsMountainMeet.com - Free of cost, no charge. 1 or 2 weeks in France during late February and early March, led by Dan Mazur who teaches you everything you need to know. It’s not as expensive as you think, around £48 per day includes accommodation and 2 meals a day. Week 1: skiing/boarding on/backcountry in Tignes, with a chance to climb 3,800 metre / 12,500 foot high peaks. Week 2: climbing around Chamonix including glaciers, ice and mixed couloirs. It is not necessary to know how to ski. View the latest news at: www.AlpsMeetNews.com .

www.EverestBasecampServiceTrek.org - Donation: $3450, £2150, €2450 (your contribution for the trek and your international flight are gift aid tax eligible). PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR TREK, INCLUDING FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE DOMESTIC FLIGHTS. 22 days in April and October. Support trek with the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD) to the Pema Choling Buddhist women’s convent, also known as the Deboche Nunnery, where 12 impoverished nuns live in an ancient convent. After visiting and helping, walk to Everest Base Camp and the famous Everest viewing ridge of Kala Pattar. Leader Ang Sange Sherpa, 15 Everest Basecamp Treks. ***During our recent trek, members helped to install a greenhouse and water line.


 

 

 

  Charmading school. new building on right, with solar panels on roof. Children in the new korean preschool in Phapre. Jangbu holds the whiteboard example. 20 like this are needed, with bordmarker sets, at a cost of $40 each. Brand new solar charging system at Charmading school. It's a 1100 watt system. Jangbu, director of MEFSD, speaking to teacher at new Korean school in Phapre. Lots of children follow us from Charmading school.


www.RemoteNepalServiceWalk.org - Donation: $1850, £1150, €1250 (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are gift aid eligible). PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR TREK, INCLUDING FREE SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE DOMESTIC FLIGHTS. 15 days June or November - December. Join experienced friendly leader Dan Mazur and staff of the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development (MEFSD) to walk the beautiful green foothills beneath Mount Everest and explore ancient uncut forests and terraced farmlands. Visit friendly farm families living a traditional life, and deliver needed medical and educational supplies to remote schools and hospitals. Try your hand at school teaching, building construction, and seeing patients. THIS IS A LOW ALTITUDE TREK, you will never step on snow nor walk higher than 2700 metres / 8850 feet. Discounts for medical professionals and teachers. ***During our recent trek, members delivered needed medical and school supplies and clothing, also tried their hand at teaching and seeing patients. View the latest news at: www.ServiceTrekNews.org .

This brings us to the close of our final newsletter for 2011, our 20th Anniversary, and a very successful year. I invite you to join us for another good year in 2012.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!

Thanks for reading, and I would like to speak to you further about our favorite topic: MOUNTAINS. Please email or telephone me at your earliest opportunity. In case I am out walking and climbing when you ring, do leave a clear message with your name, email address, and phone number, best time to ring back, etcetera.

PLEASE DO KEEP THE QUESTIONS COMING, AND LETS CARRY ON THE DISCUSSION.

I look forward to chatting, meeting, and to climbing and walking together with you in 2012. Thank you very much.

AND VERY FINE WISHES OF THE SEASON TO YOU!

Welcome to Our Team and Best Mountain Regards.

Thank you very much. Yours Sincerely,

-Dan Mazur

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Phone UK: +44 7810375400

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Address UK: 184 Bishop Road, Bristol, BS7 8NB, England

Address USA: POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349, USA

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Ppps. Congratulations, you made it to the bottom of this email. You must have the patience and perseverance needed to be a climber, walker, leader in training or project volunteer!

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