SUMMIT AHEAD: Now we wait for a patch of cloudy weather to cross over us and expect to summit Mount Manaslu on 28 September. Everyone is holding their breath anticipating what could happen. WATCH THIS SPACE!!
Vincent Callet climbing above Camp 1, which is visible in the centre left. Daniel Mazur Photo. Team climbing the icewall between Camp 1 and Camp 2. Marin Minamiya Photo. Marin and Jangbu climbing high above the Manaslu Glacier. Daniel Mazur Photo
Buddha's all seeing eyes at the monastery in Samagaon village. Photo Zoltan Benedek. Dawa Sherpa and Marin Minamiya, Manaslu team member in Samagaon village. Photo Zoltan Benedek
WELCOME TO YOUR HIMALAYA - LAND OF BIG THINGS: huge looming mountains, ancient temples busy with monks praying, thick icy glaciers, deep heavy snowfalls, wild furry mountain sheep, howling winds. And this year is no exception. Still our team have done well, achieving goals, climbing to the high camps, acclimatising well, then descending carefully to rest in this comfortable basecamp with delicious food, hot showers, spacious private sleeping tents, free international phone calls and internet, good movies, music, entertaining company and intriguing conversation. The mountains are high, and our goals are lofty, let's work together to accomplish them!
SEE YOU IN KATHMANDU: We return to Nepal's exotic and peaceful capital city on 1 October. Once there, watch us plunge into the vibrant neighbourhoods of the Thamel district, with many delicious European and Asian restaurants, good coffee houses, and the world's best outdoor and mountain shopping (more than 200 stores). For nick nack hunters, there is an abundance of very good map, souvenir, and book shops, not to mention many fun night spots, bars and cafes for your entertainment. BIG NEPAL NEWS: Now is an exciting time to be in Kathmandu as a surprisingly well-organised government has newly stabilised and just yesterday Nepal ratified her first constitution and peace and order have now been permanently placed into writing for all to see and feel !!
ARE YOU READY TO HEAD OUT FOR THE OCTOBER-NOVEMBER CLIMBING AND TREKKING SEASON??
MOUNT AMA DABLAM - ASIA'S MOST FAMOUS ROCK, ICE, AND SNOW PEAK, EASY TECHNICAL ON GOOD SOLID ROCK WITH EXCELENT FIXED ROPES. Let's begin with a 30 day or 14 day AMA DABLAM expedition www.AmaDablamClimb.com , just around the corner from Everest, which we can run for you anytime this autumn from 10 October to 25 November. Actually, we have 2 confirmed groups, one beginning on 10 October and the other on 1 November or you can arrive anytime you like during the 2 month period. This is the ideal peak for the person who loves easy technical climbing and wants to have fun on a larger Himalayan peak, but still wants the security of good camps, safe climbing conditions, and top level Sherpa support. Our leader for this climb is Dani Fuller, master of mountain teaching, who leads rope skills review for you on rock walls around basecamp. Dani is a very patient and very strong climber and an expert expedition leader, not to mention a very friendly fun person.
By the way, climbing Ama Dablam qualifies you for bigger mountains, like Cho Oyu, Manaslu, and even Everest herself.
MOUNT BARUNTSE AND MERA PEAK. EXCITING EASY SNOW CLIMBING AND REMOTE TREKKING THROUGH THE LESS VISITED EVEREST REGION. From 12 October to 29 November we venture forth into fabulous climbing and trekking, your choice of 22 or 34 days, walking the remotest and most lush valley in the Everest region with wild snow monkeys, exotic birds and mountain sheep, where you can choose from Nepal's finest trekking peak in all Nepal with an easy walk up MERA PEAK www.MeraPeakClimb.com (no ropes are necessary) with the best views of Mount Everest from anywhere in the range. "Mera" is often skiied and snowboarded for extra fun because its easy and low angle. That takes just 22 days. If you can find 34 days (just 12 more than Mera), you can make a big-circle traverse around the Everest region through spectacular remote river valleys with towering peaks all around you, not only climbing Mera Peak, but also making a classic ascent of Nepal's easiest 7000 metre / 23,000 foot peak: MOUNT BARUNTSE www.BaruntseClimb.com . Baruntse is a fabulous snow climb near the shoulder of Everest with something for everyone, both novices and experts alike. We offer 2 Baruntse expeditions, one beginning on 12 October and one starting on 1 November. Please take your pick! After climbing Baruntse, we cross the Amphu Labtsa pass into the famous Khumbu Valley and walk down the Everest Basecamp trail with lots of tiny green sherpa villages, lovely "teahouses", delicious chocolate cake, coffee, and finish off our expedition with a bit of luxury, before flying back to Kathmandu. Baruntse - Mera team leader Dan Mazur has led 10 Everest expeditions and 6 Baruntse expeditions.
Looking for more options in the Everest region during October or November?
Join our ISLAND PEAK CLIMB www.IslandPeakClimb.com with your choice of 5 day or 22 day trips: we offer you two trips one beginning on 10 October, or 1 November. Island Peak is Nepal's most famous trekking peak. Learn what you need to know and ascend this famous 6,000 metre / 20,000 foot high peak in just 1 day. Test yourself at altitude, catch some amazing views, experience the stunning Everest valley, with a special trip to Everest Base Camp!
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.
LOOKING FOR MORE TRAINING? OUR FAMOUS EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL delves into glacier and ice training, plus fixed rope technique and peak climbing. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com . We have lots of options for you with 7, 22, or 26 day programmes anytime from 10 October to 25 November. Learn all about expedition climbing and gain the skills you need to move onto high peaks like Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma.
WORLD FAMOUS EVEREST BASECAMP TREK: www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com . 18 days anytime during October or November. We already have two groups: One beginning on 10 October and the other on 1 November. Visit beautiful Sherpa Villages, green terraced valleys, walk beneath the towering Everest massif, stand in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, all the while enjoying such wonderful hospitality of lovely Sherpa people in their very comfortable and warm "teahouses".
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE TREK. www.NepalEarthquakeTrek.org . You probably allready know there was an earthquake in Nepal in April that had powerful effects throughout the region. Leader Dan Mazur and concerned friends will visit an untouched district where there have been almost no foreign visitors recently, nor for many years. We will be walking between tiny villages bringing medical supplies, health care, books, education, and reconstruction services. We welcome you to join for the 12 day trek during the latter part of November. All proceeds of this trek will go to assist the local people whose villages you are visiting. Discounts for medical professionals and educators.
KILIMANJARO AND MOUNT KENYA THIS WINTER. Welcome to join our super experienced Africa Crew with more than 100 climbs, treks and safaris.
Aconcagua in December, January, or February. Experience the famous 7-Summit and highest peak in all of the Americas with our friendly, experienced, and strong leadership team led by Max Kausch, 20 time SummitClimb leader. Cost: $3750 , £2,415, € 3,370. www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com
KILIMANJARO / MT KENYA / SAFARI: Join us for our next Africa Expedition to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Wild Game Viewing Safari. Trip is available 12 months per year. Kilimanjaro (7 days, 6 nights): US$ $2640.www.KiliTrek.com Mt.Kenya trek or climb, US$ 1950.- (local guide for technical climb additional US$ 450).www.KenyaClimb.com . Amboseli Safari (3 days, 2 nights): US$ 1150. Lodge Safari / nice resort with view of Kilimanjaro. Package Mount Kenya & Safari & Kilimanjaro - Special price US$ 5150.
Ruwenzori Mountains of the Moon: Africa's 3rd, 4th, and 5th peaks. Gorgeous national park, rarely visited. www.MountainsoftheMoonTrek.com 12 day trek/climb at any time of year. $4355, £2760, €3750. Stunning trekking and optional mountaineering. Mount Stanley is the largest with several subsidiary summits. Margherita Peak is the highest point. Known for lush vegetation: tropical rainforest, alpine meadows with snow. Wild animal population including forest elephants, primate species, many birds. World Heritage Site covered jointly by Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda and the Parc National des Virunga in Congo.
MOUNT ELBRUS: Highest and easiest snow peak in Europe and one of the "7-Summits". Very easy beginner snow walk. See how you feel at high altitude in a short time at an affordable price. Stay in huts, ride ski lifts and snow cats and enjoy a short summit day. Friendly leader Julian Bierman is a qualified mountain guide. Equipment and clothing available for hire/rent. Ski Tour Date: 1 April to 11 April 2016 or 1 May to 11 May 2016. Ski Tour Full Service Cost: $3,090 £2,070, €2,920. Normal Route: 22 July to 30 July or 20 August to 28 August 2016. Normal Route Full Service Cost: $2795 £1,870, €2,640 . Please contact us NOW: www.ElbrusSummitClimb.com
Don't Miss These October, November, December Trips:
Mount Baruntse in October or November: Full Service Cost: $8,950, £5,800, €8,050. (Baruntse & Mera). Full Service cost: $6,950, £4,515, €6,225 (Baruntse only) . www.BaruntseClimb.com
MERA TREK AND CLIMB: 22 days in Oct.-Nov. 2014. www.MeraPeakClimb.com . Full Service Cost: $2,150, £1,395, €1,935 (Trek) or $3150, £2048, €2,835. (Trek and Climb).
MOUNT AMA DABLAM Rock-Ice-Snow Climb. 29 days in October-November 2015. Fixed departures begin on 10 October and 1 November, or begin and end the trip anytime you want before 1 December. Full Service Cost: $5550, £3450, €4050; Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1550, €1850. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. www.AmaDablamClimb.com
Island Peak in October, November, December-January and April-May, Trek to World Famous Everest basecamp, then climb Nepal's most famous 'Trekking Peak' in just one day. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. 5 day option: $1350 . www.IslandPeakTrek.com .
Everest Glacier School in October or November or December-January Good Ice/snow training and summit a 6100 metre / 20,000 foot high peak near Everest. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. Seven day option: $1450. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com .
Everest Base Camp trek in October-November, December-January, or April-May. 18 days of amazing trekking and exploration. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1,200, €1,665. www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com .
Nepal Earthquake Support Trek in November and December. This is a low altitude trek! Price - Donation $1450 £945 €1,300 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). www.EarthQuakeSupportTrek.org
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The famous Hillary Step . (Sange Sherpa). South Col route taken from above Pomori ABC. Photo by Patrick McKnight .
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT: Easier, warmer, less windy than Tibet side. 9 time leader Dan Mazur. April-June or Sept-Oct. 60 days. www.EverestNepalExpedition.com . 100% of our team summited. !! Begins on 7 April. Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April- May. Full Service: $36,450, £23,690, €32,800 ; Basic Climb: $14,950, £10,010, €14,130. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
EVEREST TRAINING CAMP 3: Good altitude test. Patient instructor: Everest leader Dan Mazur. April or May. 31 days (or 16 day option) www.EverestNepalTrainingClimb.com Trek to base, learn glacier rope ice skills. Acclimatize cautiously. Climb Khumbu icefall, Western Cwm. Carefully ascend to camp 3 - 7300m / 23,000ft . Two climbs, one on 7 April another on 21 April. Or Flexible Dates: arrive anytime in April-May. Full Service: $8,650, £5,620, €7,785. Sixteen day option : $6350, £4,125, €5,715. If you feel well, join www.EverestNepalExpedition.com . INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
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
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT: Less expensive, more remote, less crowded than Nepal. April-May. 60 days. 100% of our team summited in 2014. www.EverestTibet.com . 4 time leader David Obrien: experienced, friendly, well organised. Tibet side of Everest: cheaper, colder, windier than Nepal. Begins on 7 April, or Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May. Full Service: $28,450, £18,490, €25,605; Basic Climb Cost: $9950, £6,465, €8,955. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS.
EVEREST TRAINING NORTH-COL: World's easiest 7000m/ 23,000ft peak. On Everest's shoulder. Learn to climb Everest in 28 days. April - May. See how you like altitude in a short time. Leader David Obrien: experienced, friendly, good teacher. If all goes well, join Everest or Cho Oyu. 2 climbs, one on 7 April and other on 21 April. Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May. Full Service: $7,950, £5,165, €7,155. www.EverestTrainingClimbTibet.com . INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.
EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: High trek: Best views of Everest . Better than Nepal. www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com 20 days April-May - Full Service: $3,850, £2,500, €3,465. INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS. 4 time leader David Obrien. See exotic Tibet. Feel the high altitude. Made famous in 1924 by Mallory and Irvine. Latest news: www.AdvancedBaseCampNews.com . Flexible Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April or May.
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 LHOTSE: High Nepal summit, cheap, same route as Everest. www.LhotseExpedition.com April-May, 60 days. World's 4th highest peak. Climb Everest to camp 3; branch off; ascend Lhotse. You: climb 50 degree snow/ice. Leader Dan Mazur: 9 time Everest, 4 time Lhotse summit. 100% of our team summited !! Full Service: $14,850, £9,650, €13,365; Basic Climb: $4950, £3,315, €4,680. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Fixed dates or Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May.
Mount Cho Oyu in April or September, Perhaps the Best Possible Preparation for Everest. 15th Annual Expedition. Located just next door to Everest, Cho Oyu is the World’s 6th Highest Peak. Most Accessible of the worlds 14 ‘eight thousand metre’, 26,000 foot high peaks. Climb it together with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. Price: $12,850, £8,350, €11,565; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4,320, €5,985. www.ChoOyuClimb.com
MOUNT CHO OYU IN APRIL OR SEPTEMBER: www.ShishaPangmaExpedition.com - 38 days September-October or 15 days in October (our popular Cho Oyu - Shishapangma "double-header"). "Off the beaten track" but very climbable large mountain. Perfect preparation for Everest, located in Tibet and the lowest of the world's 8000 meter / 26,000 foot high peaks. Led by Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller.
30 August to 6 October. $12,850, £8,35, €11,565; Basic Climb Cost: $6650, £4,320, € 5,985. 20% discount for Cho-Shish "double-header" expedition: 5th to 20th October. Full service includes all climb and trek costs, free hotel and free sherpas. Our last expedition put everyone on the central summit. Please go to www.ShishaPangmaNews.com . Photo : Team working their way through rockband number 2
Main summit of Shisha? This year, we have a group of people requesting a special trip to the main summit, which means extra time, rope, and Sherpas. Please let us know if you would like to join the challenge.
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.
ISLAND PEAK IN APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Trek to World Famous Everest basecamp, then climb Nepal's most famous 'Trekking Peak' in just one day. An excellent sampler for Mountain Curious People. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. 5 day option: $1350 . www.IslandPeakTrek.com .
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL IN APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Good Ice/snow training and summit a 6100 metre / 20,000 foot high peak near Everest. Learn what you need to know to climb Everest. Climb it together with with SummitClimb Leader Dan Mazur in 21 days during October or November. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. Seven day option: $1450. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com .
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK IN APRIL-MAY, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Trek together with 20 time leader Dan Mazur to the world's most famous basecamp in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. 18 days of amazing trekking and exploration. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1,200, €1,665. www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com .
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT TREK IN JUNE OR NOVEMBER: Help Rebuild After the Earthquake. Visit families in remote parts of Nepal where tourists never visit. Deliver needed supplies, health care and education. Stay in the lovely homes of our gracious hosts. See gorgeous views of Everest from nearby foothills. NEW FEATURE: Do this trek in any month of the year! This is a low altitude trek! Price - Donation $1450 £945 €1,300 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). www.EarthQuakeSupportTrek.org
This is Kristine O'Brien and Gary Kellund resting at camp 2, 6200 metres/20,300 feet on Mustagata (K. O'Brien and G. Kellund). Our all female team, the "Lipstick Blondes" from the UK, in between camp 1 and camp 2 on Mustagata
MOUNT MUSTAGATA: World’s highest mountain which can be skiied, boarded, or snowshoed. 24,000 feet / 7500 meters. June, July and August. 25 days. SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION". Friendly leader Julian Bierman: certified mountain guide. Climbing Mustagata qualifies you for Everest. Full Service: $5750, £3,850, €5,435; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £2,110, €2,975. .www.MustagataClimb.com
Broad Peak 2014. Aufstieg Gipfelgrat. Broad Peak 2014 Tosten am Gipfelgrat.
BROAD PEAK - Cheap 8,000m / 26,000ft peak in Wild Pakistan. www.BroadPeakExpedition.com . World's 12th highest and easy 8000 metre peak. See how you feel at high elevation. Get to know some of our world's most astonishing landscapes. Qualifies you for Everest from Tibet, Everest from Nepal or Lhotse. Experienced SummitClimb leader Felix Berg. Explore the Baltoro Glacier during 5-day trek to basecamp. We need to know by 15 May if you will be joining. 24 June to 6 August 2016. 50 days in Pakistan. 50 days in Pakistan. Full Service Cost: $11,500, £7,700, €10,870; Basic Climb Cost: $6420, £4,300, €6,070
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