Our Gift to you is a 5% discount off all trips payed in full prior to 15 January, 2016!
In the spirit of the season (more help for those who have less than us) we would like to share news of our support for the Mount Everest Foundation, helping Himalayan Families to help themselves with education, medical care, environmental and cultural preservation: www.MountEverestFoundationNews.org .
2015 was challenging, but the weather, climbing and trekking conditions were excellent this Autumn, so our fun teams of new and old friends: men and women of all ages and abiliities, finished the year with a series of successful summit climbs and brilliant treks. They were guided by very experienced British and American leaders, supported by super helpful Everest Summit Sherpas, and our hardworking office staff. Learn more about how it went at: www.SummitClimbNews.com and www.SummitTrekNews.com .
Just a few spots left in our www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com in January and February, the highest 7 summit in all the Americas.
Our FREE www.WinterGlacierSchool.org sets off on 1 January, exploring the snowy glaciers and learning winter skills.
2016 NEWS: EVEREST IS OPEN FOR CLIMBING!!! Yes its official and for only a few more weeks we are accepting bookings for BOTH the Nepal OR Tibet sides of Everest, where we have top notch British and American Leaders, the best Summit Sherpas, and Excellent Equipment. Join us for the Summit, for a Training Climb, a Glacier School, Mount Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Island Peak, or a Basecamp Trek.
LOOKING FORWARD TO CHATTING, MEETING, AND TO CLIMBING TO THE SUMMIT TOGETHER. WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!
Please contact me urgently at DanielMazur@SummitClimb.com , UK office: +447810375400 or USA office: +1-360-570-0715, or Nepal office: +9779841595504. Follow us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/summitclimbers . Skype: dan.mazur8848 .
I welcome you to join me and friends! My name is Dan Mazur and I am a fifteen year employee of a company called SummitClimb and SummitTrek, where we have more than 30 employees including British Mountain Leaders, American Expedition Leaders, more than 20 friendly and helpful, very accomplished Climbing Sherpas, many with more than 10 ascents of Everest, skillful Guides, Cooks, and 4 full time employees in our office available to assist you at all times! Not only do we have the best leaders and staff, we also use excellent hotels, our cooks prepare delicious food, and we pride ourselves on offering very competitive prices, which wont last forever. We welcome you to our team. Please contact us now.
Working on Yellow Tower to reach Camp 2. Photo Pascal.
Please contact me now to chat about our favorite mountains!! DanielMazur@SummitClimb.com , tel UK: +44 (0) 7810375400, tel USA: +1-360-570-0715, Skype: dan.mazur8848 . Like Us: www.facebook.com/SummitClimbers . "HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM"
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
Join Us Now For 2016. Trips Filling Rapidly:
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.
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: $6420, £4,300, €6,070.
KILIMANJARO / MT KENYA / SAFARI: Join us for our next Africa Expedition to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Wild Game Viewing Safari. Trip is available 12 months per year. Kilimanjaro (7 days, 6 nights): US$ $2640.www.KiliTrek.com Mt.Kenya trek or climb, US$ 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
NEW ANNAPURNA TREKS: Short - inexpensive treks to this famous and exciting part of Nepal. www.AnnapurnaSummitTrek.com Poon Hill Trek - 5 days = $500. Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 7 days = $700, Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 days = $1000, Chulu East Trek Peak - 17 days = $1700. Visit world famous exotic lakeside town of Pokhara
Don't Miss These October, November, December Trips:
MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION. Three exotic peaks in one trip near Everest. Nepal's "easiest" 7,000 metre / 23,000 foot peak. For novices and experts. 34 days. Exciting and remote trek and climb through a rarely visited part of Nepal, yet within a stone's throw of Everest. Join leaders Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller, who will teach you everything you need to know. Dan and Dani love sharing this climb with our members, as the Baruntse Expedition really is a "grand circle" exploration through the Everest Himalaya, and climbs famous Mera 'trekking-peak', then Baruntse, then crosses the amazing 'Amphu-Labtsa' pass, which is like another summit itself. www.BaruntseExpedition.com Full Service Cost: $8950, £5,800, €8,050 (Baruntse and Mera). Back to top
New option to climb Baruntse only 1 November to 29 November (29 days Baruntse only).12 October to 14 November. 34 days in Nepal. Full Service cost: $6950, £4,515, €6,225 PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS Climbing Baruntse qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. www.BaruntseNews.com
AMA DABLAM CLIMB: Asia's most famous rock, snow, and ice peak. The Matterhorn of the Himalaya. Technical but climbable. www.ExpeditionAmaDablam.com Full Service Cost: $5550, £3600, € 4,990; Basic Climb Cost: $2450, £1,590, €2,200 ; 10 October to 7 November (29 days in Nepal). Extended dates available: 1 November to 29 November. Flexible date option also available, with the option to begin and end the trip anytime between 10 October and 1 December. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. 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. Led by Dani Fuller and Dan Mazur, 9 SuccesfulAma expeditions, friendly, good teachers, technically accomplished. They will review all needed skills on small cliffs around the warm and sunny basecamp. Climbing AmaDablam qualifies you for Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Shishapangma. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. View the latest news at: www.AmaDablamNews.com
By the way, you and friends and family are welcome to accompany our Nepal climbing teams as a trekker and walk to AmaDablam or Baruntse basecamp.
ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT CLIMBING BUT WONDERING HOW TO GET STARTED? Everyone has to begin somewhere, so why not join our Mera Peak expedition or Everest Glacier School Team this autumn, learn the basics about equipment and climbing from our friendly , helpful, expert instructors and then put your new skills to work on a 6000 metre / 20,000 foot high peak with great views of Everest, all in just 3 weeks.
MERA TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION. Best views of Everest from this easy remote Nepal 6500 metre/21,000 foot trekking peak. 22 days in October-November 2015. www.MeraPeakClimb.com . Friendly Leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know about walking and easy climbing on snow. Perfect introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $3150, £2,048, €2,835 Just trek to Kare village in 18 days for: $2150, £1,395, €1,935. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during October or November. Please also read the news page www.MeraPeakNews.com . OPTIONAL: For those who are especially keen, you may wish to bring your skiis or snowboard (please watch the video on the news page).
EVEREST VIEW GLACIER SCHOOL: Learn high altitude mountain skills and climb a 6000 metre / 19,500 foot peak with great views of Everest. www.EverestGlacierSchool.com - 22 days Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655 or Seven day option: $1450. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Friendly leader AngSange Sherpa has led 14 Glacier Schools, and is an excellent instructor and a very helpful person who teaches everything you need to know. 22 days (or 7 days for the school and climb only) during April, May, October or November. If you feel well enough on the April trip you can transition directly to the Everest Nepal Training Climb or Cho Oyu. AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "25 BEST NEW TRIPS". Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November. www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com
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.Back to top
ISLAND TREKKING PEAK EXPEDITION: Nepal's most famous easy trekking peak. Climb to 6,000 metres / 19,500 feet in just 1 day. www.IslandPeakClimb.com - 22 days or 5 days (climb only) in April, May, October or November: Trip includes a visit to Everest basecamp too. Friendly leader Lakpa Sherpa has led 25 Island Peak Climbs, and is an excellent instructor and a very helpful person who teaches everything you need to know. Introduction to high altitude. Full Service Cost: $2950, £1,915, €2,655. 5 day option: $1350. Our team reached the summit safely in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND WALK: HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November www.IslandPeakNews.com
EVEREST BASECAMP WALK NEPAL: Walk together with 9 time Everest summit leader Dan Mazur in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing, to the world's most famous basecamp. www.EverestBasecampWalk.com 18 days in April, May, October or November. on wide snow-free trails through green terraced villages perched beside rapidly flowing rivers beneath the towering snowy giants of the Himalaya. Walk the scenic ridge of Kala Pattar with stunning views of Everest. Visit projects conducted by the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, including the rebuilding of Nepal's oldest convent in Deboche, and the Everest basecamp biogas project in GorakShep. Leader Dan Mazur is a friendly and helpful trekking guide who knows every part of the trail . Your SherpasMingma and Yangjie are highly educated, were raised in this valley, have been to the Hillary School and attended university in Kathmandu. Their English is superb, they are friendly and gracious hosts, and as you walk together each day, they will explain every detail of the trek and answer all of your questions. REDUCED PRICE! - Cost: $1850, £1,200, €1,665. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, AND FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Choose our fixed dates or New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April, May, October or November.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT TREK: Low altitude trek. Deliver needed medical supplies and care, teach in schools, live with friendly Sherpa families in gorgeous remote Nepal. 12 Days from 14 to 26 June or 17 to 29 November. Full Service Cost: Donation: $1450 (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). Discounts for medical professionals and educators. Choose our fixed dates or arrive anytime during the year. www.NepalEarthquakeSupportTrek.org . Includes all internal transport and free hotels.
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