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ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET IN 2016 ? TELL ME!! A new year means a new newsletter. Whats in here?
(1) Crucial mountain news. (2) This year's offers. (3) Nepal vs Tibet: whats the difference? (4) What FREE stuff can you find on our trips?
My name is Dan Mazur and I lead friendly groups of men and women of all abilites and ages on climbs, treks and service projects for SummitClimb, SummitTrek and the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development. WELCOMING BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES, AND EXPERTS. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE !! Please contact me on email, phone, text, sms, facebook, skype, whatsapp, twitter.
We are just back from an uncrowded holiday on Everest: www.ChristmasNewYearTrekNews.com Remember us for your favorite basecamp and all treks. We're not just a climbing company!!
And our FREE MOUNTAINEERING SKILLS BUILDER: www.WinterGlacierSchoolNews.org Don't miss our next FREE www.GlacierSchool.org , coming up this summer.
Our 7 Summits teams are in top gear on www.AconcaguaSummitClimbNews.com . Need more Seven Summits? Join the SummitClimb Team for Everest, Elbrus, and Kili !
I WANT TO MEET YOU on a Nepal earthquake recovery lecture tour in February: www.FundRaisingLectures.org
YOUR GENEROSITY IS BEARING FRUIT at the Everest Foundation with major work on 1 high school, 1 hospital, 1 convent, and a treatment system for Everest Base Camp. It can handle 12 tonnes of climber's and trekker's human waste! More at www.MountEverestFoundationNews.org .
Special thanks to RAB Mountain Equipment for their thoughtfulness to www.SherpaClimbingSchool.org . Your equipment and clothing donations go directly to Sherpa students.
CHRISTMAS SALE ENDS ON FRIDAY 15 JANUARY!
CHARGE 100% OF YOUR TRIP TO YOUR CREDIT CARD !
WE PAY YOU CASH FOR SENDNG YOUR FRIENDS. DISCOUNTS FOR RETURNING MEMBERS. GROUPS OF 2 OR MORE, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, MOUNTAIN GUIDES. CHECK OUT OUR LEADER IN TRAINING PROGRAM.
YOU KNOW: EVEREST HAS 2 SIDES: Nepal (South) and Tibet (North). BOTH SIDES ARE OPEN FOR CLIMBING, TRAINING AND TREKKING IN 2016. Our staff are going to check both basecamps in February. PLEASE WATCH www.SummitClimbNews.com FOR UPDATES.
HEY: Would you like us to put your name on the permit for Nepal or Tibet ??
ITS TIME TO DECIDE WHICH TRIP YOU WILL JOIN ME ON (PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OR MORE OF THE BELOW TRIPS):
* Everest Tibet Climb Apr. 2016
* Everest Nepal Climb Apr. 2016
* Everest Nepal Training Apr-May 2016
* Everest Tibet Training Apr - May 2016
* Cho Oyu Climb Apr. 2016
* Lhotse Climb Apr. 2016
* Tibet ABC trek April - May 2016
* Island peak April-May
* Everest Glacier School Apr-May 2016
* Everest Basecamp Nepal Apr-May 2016
* Service Trek Jun. 2016
* Mustagata July 2016
* Seattle Glacier School June 2016
* Elbrus Climb July - Aug 2016
* Cho Oyu Sept- Oct 2016
* Shisha Pangma Sept- Oct 2016
* Manaslu Sept-Oct 2016
* Ama Dablam Climb Oct-Nov 2016
* Baruntse Climb Oct-Nov 2016
* Mera Peak Climb - Trek October
* Island Trekking Peak Oct-Nov
* Everest Glacier School Oct - Nov
* Everest Basecamp Nepal Oct - Nov
* Earthquake Trek Nov 2016
* Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, & Safari, Sept, Feb, Aug
* Christmas Everest Basecamp Trek
* Christmas Island Peak Climb
* Winter Glacier School January 2017
* Aconcagua Winter 2016-17 (Dec/Jan/Feb)
SPOILED FOR CHOICE? DIFFICULTY DECIDING?? WELL, YOU CAN SEE FROM THE LIST OF TRIPS ABOVE THAT WE RUN A WIDE VARIETY OF TRIPS ON BOTH THE NEPAL AND TIBET SIDES OF EVEREST.
NEPAL (SOUTH) vs TIBET (NORTH) SIDE: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
The success rate in the past has been a bit higher on the South, although that is rapidly changing with climate change making the North side warmer and the recent advent of strong well organised Tibetan rope fixing teams on the North.
The Tibet side is generally considered colder, as it sees less sun, whereas the Nepal side can get decently warm when the sun is out. The new name for Nepal's Western Cwm is the "Western Barbecue". It's a major consideration for some, especially those more susceptible to getting cold in their extremities.
Another big factor making Nepal more desireable is having the luxury of our special cook preparing 3 hot meals each day for you in Camp 2 on the Nepal side at 6400m / 21,000 feet.
The route itself is considered easier on the North side up to camp 4, where you sleep before summit day, but above camp 4 there are three technical sections (known as the First, Second, and Third Steps). While the South side has the notorious Hillary Step.
Another consideration is the treacherous Khumbu Ice Fall on the South, where you have to cross large bottomless crevasses via ladders strapped together end to end. It is the most dangerous part of the ascent via either side, and it's for this reason alone that some people choose to climb from the North.
Not to be underestimated is the beauty of the trek to basecamp in Nepal, with myriad green valleys, charming villages, teahouses, and friendly Sherpa families. In Tibet, you drive to basecamp through towns. Although, the view of Everest from Tibet is unmatched, much better than Nepal.
Another difference is the hilarious carnival like atmosphere of base camp in Nepal, with so many teams jammed together on the rather small Khumbu glacier, it almost feels like you are in the crowded Thamel tourist neighborhood of Kathmandu, as opposed to Tibet base camp, a vast alluvial plain where teams might be camped 1 kilometre (half a mile) apart
One big difference is price. We often hear it said: "If cost is no object, go for the South." The Northern route is generally cheaper than the Southern Route. This is because logistics and getting people and supplies to base camp is done by jeep, bus and truck. On the South, people and supplies are first flown from Kathmandu to Lukla (world's most dangerous airport), then people hike and supplies are taken by Yak to base camp.
PLEASE TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE SERVICE WHICH WE PROVIDE TO YOU FREE OF COST:
1. All expeditions have a qualified, friendly SummitClimb veteran British or American leader.
2. We offer trips for beginners, intermediates, advanced and experts. Something for everyone!
3. Our teams are made up of sociable friendly men and women of all abilities and ages.
4. We have friendly, strong, well-trained Sherpas, many with more than 10 Everest summits.
5. Our cooks prepare delicious food for a wide variety of tastes and dietary concerns.
6. We have very good equipment on our trips.
7. We have excellent weather forecasting systems and our leaders are weather experts.
8. We offer free internet service and international calls to our members in basecamp.
9. We tell you where to find the cheapest climbing equipment. for purchase or rent.
10. We tell you the cheapest place to buy your flight ticket.
11. We offer free oxygen on all of our Everest and Lhotse climbs.
12. All of our trips feature 4 free hotel nights in Kathmandu.
13. New extended date option on all of our trips. All of our trips are available with flexible dates.
14. 80% of our members join as individuals, also couples and small groups of 2-3 friends.
15. We encourage private groups and we can provide a separate cook, guides, leader, Sherpas.
16. We provide an individual tent for each member in basecamp.
SPRING CLIMBS & TREKS
EVEREST NEPAL SUMMIT: 9 time leader Dan Mazur. April-June or Sept-Oct. 60 days. Latest Blog: www.EverestNepalNews.com . Full Service Cost: $36,450, £24,250, €34,350 ; Basic Climb: $14,950, £10,050, €14,150. Main Site: www.EverestNepalExpedition.com .
EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT: 4 time leader David Obrien with Daniel Mazur. April-May. 60 days. Latest Blog: www.EverestTibetNews.com . Full Service Cost: $28,450, £18,850, €26,750; Basic Climb Cost: $9,950, £6,550, €9,350. Main Site: www.EverestTibet.com .
EVEREST NEPAL TRAINING CAMP 3: Patient instructor: Everest leader Dan Mazur. April or May. 31 days (or 16 day option) Latest Blog: www.EverestNepalNews.com Full Service: $8,650, £5,750, €8,150. 16 day option : $6,350, £4,250, €6,050. If you feel well go for tthe Summit of Everest! Main Site: www.EverestNepalTrainingClimb.com .
EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB NORTH-COL: 4 time leader David Obrien with Daniel Mazur. April or May. 28 days. Latest Blog: www.EverestTibetNews.com Full Service: $7,950, £5,250, €7,450. Main Site: www.EverestTrainingClimbTibet.com .
MOUNT CHO OYU IN TIBET: 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 LHOTSE: High Nepal summit, cheap, same route as Everest. Leader Dan Mazur: 4 time Lhotse summit. Latest Blog: www.LhotseNews.com April-May, 60 days. Full Service Price: $14,850, £9,850, €14,050; Basic Climb:$4,950, £3,350, €4,650. Main Site: www.LhotseExpedition.com .
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
Lets explore the Himalaya together. Any questions? Please ask many! I am here to personally answer all of your questions. Then go to www.SummitClimb.com or www.SummitTrek.com and "HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM " button.
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Welcome to our team! Yours Sincerely - Dan Mazur
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
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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.