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Hello , How are you and your family and friends? What have you been doing? This is Dan Mazur writing to you from the top of our comfortable and affordable hotel in peaceful, calm, friendly Nepal. This evening we are sitting together with friends in a cozy warm candle lit room above the lovely Kathmandu Valley. We are perched upon Tibetan style carpets, drinking fragrant tea with good-natured, interesting Nepali SummitClimb Sherpas, discussing the day’s events. Through open windows we can hear distant tinkling of bells and prayer chanting at the neighbourhood temple, and the cry of the day’s last papaya sellers roving the side streets hawking their wares from baskets on bicycles. The odour of incense and simmering curry pots spices the air. Looking out the windows, we see above the foothills on the rim of the valley, as the rising moon highlights the distant peaks above town, with a light dusting of crystalline new snow. At this exact moment we make expedition plans for our climbs and treks made up of men and women of all ages and abilities, beginning in just 60 days. Are you coming with us? Please get in touch now. All mountains are open and inexpensive flights are still available. Welcome to our team!!
This has been a busy week of meetings in Tibet and Nepal preparing for our 2016 Himalayan expeditions. Yesterday, 4 of us just returned from Tibet, where we met with Tibetan government mountaineering authorities, to plan our April, May, September, and October climbs of Everest, North-Col, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, and treks. The Tibetans are welcoming us to return with open arms. Today, here in Kathmandu, we had a series of long meetings in Kathmandu with the Nepal government mountaineering office and everything is set for our Everest, Lhotse, Camp 3 Training, Everest Glacier School, Island Peak and treks!
***TODAY’S NEWS BLOGS AND PHOTOS OF THIS WEEK’S EVENTS IN NEPAL AND TIBET AT www.SummitClimbNews.com .
All of our SummitClimb leaders are ready: David Obrien leading on 7 April and 21 April – Everest Summit Tibet expedition, North-Col Training Climb, ABC Trek. David has led 4 Everest expeditions, and is very helpful, friendly, and well organised.
Dan Mazur leading on 7 April and 21 April – Everest Summit Nepal plus Lhotse expedition, Camp 3 Training Climb, Everest Glacier School, Island Peak, EBC Trek. Dan has led 10 Everest expeditions, 4 Lhotse expeditions, and numerous others. Dan loves his job, spending as much time as possible in the Himalaya, climbing with old and new friends, teaching mountain skills, working together with Sherpas. Dan is also leading our Summer glacier schools, 30 August Cho Oyu and Shishapangma climbing expeditions, and Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and Mera Peak expeditions in October and November.
Dani Fuller leading on 21 April – Mount Cho Oyu and Shishapangma. Dani has led 2 Cho Oyu expeditions, 3 Ama Dablam, and 1 Baruntse expedition. Dani is a very qualified and well organised leader who enjoys teaching and helping others. Dani is also leading our October and November Ama Dablam and Baruntse climbs.
SummitClimb Sherpa Staff: some of the most accomplished, well trained, friendly, loyal, and helpful in the Himalaya, each with multiple ascents of Everest (several with more than 15 ascents of Everest), Training Climbs, Glacier Schools, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche, ABC Trek, EBC Trek, and many more.
SPRING CLIMBS & TREKS
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT: Latest Blog: www.EverestNepalNews.com . 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, £24,250, €34,850 ; Basic Climb: $14,950, £10,050, €14,150. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT: Latest Blog: www.EverestTibetNews.com 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 with Daniel Mazur: 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, £18,850, €26,750; Basic Climb Cost: $9950, £6,550, €9,350. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS.
EVEREST TRAINING CAMP 3: Latest Blog: www.EverestNepalNews.com. 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, £5,750, €8,150. Sixteen day option : $6350, £4,250, €6,050. If you feel well, join www.EverestNepalExpedition.com . INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS.
EVEREST TRAINING NORTH-COL: Latest Blog: www.EverestTibetNews.com 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 with Daniel Mazur: 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, £5,250, €7,450. www.EverestTrainingClimbTibet.com . INCLUDES EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.
MOUNT CHO OYU IN TIBET : Latest Blog: www.ChoOyuNews.com 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, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb Cost: $6,650, £4,450, €6,250. www.ChoOyuClimb.com .
MOUNT LHOTSE: Latest Blog: www.LhotseNews.com 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, £9,850, €14,050; Basic Climb: $4950, £3,350, €4,650. EXPERT SHERPAS, FREE OXYGEN, FREE HOTELS, FREE INTERNAL FLIGHTS. Fixed dates or Flexible Option: arrive anytime in April-May.
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: Leader Thile Sherpa with Dan Mazur. Latest Blog: www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com . April-May, October-November. Full Service Cost: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750. Seven day option: $1450. Main Site: www.EverestGlacierSchool.com .
ISLAND PEAK: Nepal's most famous 'Trekking Peak'. Leader Thile Sherpa with Dan Mazur. Latest Blog: www.IslandpeakNews.com . April-May, October-November. Full Service Cost: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750 5 day option: $1350. Main Site: www.IslandPeakTrek.com .
EVEREST NEPAL BASE CAMP TREK: Leader Thile Sherpa with Dan Mazur. Latest Blog: www.EverestBasecampNews.com . April-May, October-November. Full Service Cost: $1850, £1,250, €1,750. Main Site: www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com .
EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: 4 time leader David Obrien with Daniel Mazur. 20 days April-May. Latest Blog: AdvancedBaseCampNews.com . Full Service: $3,850, £2,550, €3,650. Main Site: www.AdvancedBasecampWalk.com .
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT TREK: 4 time leader Deha Shrestha with Daniel Mazur. 12 days June and November. Latest Blog: www.ServicetrekNews.org . Donation $1450 £950 €1,350 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). Main Site: www.EarthQuakeSupportTrek.org .
MOUNT MUSTAGATA: easiest 7500 metre / 24,500 foot peak. Friendly leader Julian Bierman: certified mountain guide. June, July and August. 25 days. Latest Blog: www.MustagataNews.com . Full Service: $5750, £3,850, €5,450; Basic Climb Cost: $3150, £2,150, €2,950. Main Site: www.MustagataClimb.com .
MOUNT ELBRUS: Highest and easiest snow peak in Europe and one of the "7-Summits". Friendly leader Julian Bierman: certified mountain guide. Latest Blog: www.ElbrusNews.com . Ski Tour Date: 1 April to 11 April or 1 May to 11 May. Ski Tour Full Service Cost: $3,090 £2,050, €2,950. Normal Route: 22 July to 30 July or 20 August to 28 August. Normal Route Full Service Cost: $2795 £1,850, €2,650 . Main Site: www.ElbrusSummitClimb.com
BROAD PEAK - Cheap 8,000m / 26,000ft peak in Wild Pakistan. Experienced SummitClimb leader Felix Berg. Latest Blog: www.BroadPeakNews.com . 24 June to 6 August. Full Service Cost: $11,500, £7,750, €10,950; Basic Climb Cost: $6420, £4,450, €6,450. Main Site: www.BroadPeakExpedition.com.
AUTUMN CLIMBS & TREKS:
MOUNT CHO OYU IN SEPTEMBER: Best Possible Preparation for Everest. Leader Dan Mazur and Dani Fuller. April or September. 38 days. Latest Blog: www.ChoOyuNews.com Full Service Price: $12,850, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb Cost: $6,650, £4,450, €6,250. Main Site: www.ChoOyuClimb.com .
MOUNT SHISHAPANGMA IN SEPTEMBER: Leader Dan Mazur with Dani Fuller: Remote Tibetan 8000 metre peak. Climb on its alone or together with Cho Oyu in the Cho-Shish Double Header (and earn a 20% discount). Latest Blog: www.ShishapangmaNews.com . Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb: $6650, £4,450, €6,250. Main Site: www.ShishapangmaClimb.com .
MOUNT MANASLU CLIMB IN SEPTEMBER: World's eighth highest & most accessible 8000 metre/26,200 foot peak in Nepal. Leader Dan Mazur with Dani Fuller. Latest Blog: www.ManasluNews.com . Full Service Cost: $12,850, £8,550, €12,150; Basic Climb Cost: $7,950 £5,250 €7,450. Main Site: www.ManasluClimb.com
MOUNT AMA DABLAM: Asia's Most Famous Rock-Ice-Snow Climb. Leader Dani Fuller. 29 days in October-November. Latest Blog: www.AmaDablamNews.com Full Service Cost: $5550, £3,650, €5,250; Basic Climb Cost: $2,450, £1,650, €2,350. Main Site: www.AmaDablamClimb.com.
MOUNT BARUNTSE: Grand traverse around Everest. 3 peaks for the price of 1. Leader Dan Mazur. 30 days in October or November. Latest Blog: www.BaruntseNews.com . Full Service Cost: $8,950, £5,950, €8,450. (Baruntse & Mera). Full Service cost: $6,950, £4,650, €6,550 (Baruntse only) . Main Site: www.BaruntseClimb.com .
Mera Trek and Mera Peak Climb: Remote Nepal trekking peak. Leader Dan Mazur. 18 days (Trek Only) or 22 days (Trek Plus Peak Climb). Latest Blog: www.MeraPeakNews.com Full Service Cost: $2,150, £1,350, €2,050 (Trek), or $3,150, £2,050, €2,950 (Trek and Climb). Main Site: www.MeraTrek.com .
ISLAND PEAK IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, APRIL, OR MAY: Nepal's most famous 'Trekking Peak'. Leader Thile Sherpa with Dan Mazur. Latest Blog: www.IslandpeakNews.com . Full Service Cost: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750 5 day option: $1350. Main Site: www.IslandPeakTrek.com .
EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, APRIL, OR MAY: Leader Thile Sherpa with Dan Mazur. Latest Blog: www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com . Full Service Cost: $2,950, £1,950, €2,750. Seven day option: $1450. Main Site: www.EverestGlacierSchool.com .
EVEREST NEPAL BASE CAMP TREK IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER: Leader Thile Sherpa with Dan Mazur. 18 days. Latest Blog: www.EverestBasecampNews.com . Full Service Cost: $1850, £1,250, €1,750. Main Site: www.EverestBaseCampWalk.com .
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT TREK IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER: 4 time leader Deha Shrestha with Daniel Mazur. 12 days. Latest Blog: www.ServicetrekNews.org . Donation $1450 £950 €1,350 (Gift-Aid Eligible UK / IRS Tax-deductible US) (100% of the trek and your international flight are tax deductible). Main Site: www.EarthQuakeSupportTrek.org .
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TREK TO EVEREST BASECAMP. 18 Days of glorious peaceful trekking at the turn of the year. Cost: $1850, £1,250, €1,750. www.ChristmasNewYearTrek.com . Latest Blog: www.ChristmasNewyearTrekNews.com
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Our company and leaders are proud to be involved in the following organizations:
'25 best new trips' by National Geographic Adventure Magazine
British Mountaineering Council
Austrian Alpine Club (UK)
Royal Geographical Society
The Access Fund
The American Alpine Club
The Explorers Club
The Alpine Club
American Mountain Guides Association
Certified Guides Federation
Bristol Evening Post-Gold Star Award
National Geographic Adventure Award Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth
Adventure Travel Trade Association
Second Ascent- Seattle
Leave No Trace
Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development
Photos in slideshow: Valerie Hovland, Felix Berg, Clayton Kuhles, Guntis Brands, Bill Weber, Roman Giutashvili, Chris Kinny, Elselien te Henneppe, Dan Mazur, Lakpa Sherpa, Ryan Waters, Fredrik Strang, Kristine O'Brien, Gary Kellund, Scott Darsney.