Himalaya Spring 2017: Blind Austrian Climber Returns to Everest.

Autor : Kraig Becker

As I mentioned early, the spring climbing season in the Himalaya is still a month away from truly getting started, but we’re starting to see some interesting stories emerge ahead of the climbers arriving in Kathmandu. As usual, there will be a number of fascinating climbs to follow over the course of the two months that the season runs, not the least of which will be Andy Holzer’s expedition to Everest, his third attempt in the last four years.

Andy is an Austrian mountaineer who happens to be blind. He has set a goal for himself to climb the seven summits, and has already knocked off six of those mountains, leaving just Everest yet to be climbed. He first traveled to the mountain back in 2014, when the collapse of a serac claimed the lives of 16 porters, abruptly ending that season before it ever got started. In 2015, Holzer returned to Everest, only to have the devastating earthquake that occurred that year bring an end to his efforts. After skipping 2016, he now plans to return again this year.

Recently, Holzer conducted an interview with Stefan Nestler, which as now been posted to his adventure sports blog. In that interview he talks about his return to the mountain, the reasons he’s climbing from the North Side in Tibet, his training and preparation, and a lot more. He also talks about his relationship with Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind climber to summit Everest to date. The two have been friends for awhile now, but Andy’s approach to the climb is a bit of a different one.

Everest always delivers such interesting stories and 2017 is already shaping up to be no different. I expect the mountain will be very crowded this year, with a record number of summits. Most of those men and women will go up and down the slopes with relative anonymity, But every once in awhile we get a really great, touching story. Hopefully we’ll have a lot more to share in the days ahead.

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Everest 2017: Looking Back Before We Look Forward.

Autor : Kraig Becker

The 2017 spring climbing season on Everest is about a month from getting underway at this point. The first teams will begin arriving in Kathmandu around the end of March, with more streaming into Nepal – and eventually Tibet – in the early days of April. For most, it will be a two-month long adventure, during which they will be attempting to reach the summit of the highest mountain on the planet. Right now, those climbers are putting the final touches on their preparation, organizing their gear, and starting to look ahead to the challenges to come. But, before we also look ahead to the season that is now fast approaching, it might be appropriate to first look back at seasons past.

Our friend Alan Arnette has been covering Everest for 15 years, and is now gearing up for the 2017 season as well. Over the past decade and a half, he has offered some of the best insights and commentary on the evolving climbing scene, which has undergone a lot of change since he penned his first blog. To start his coverage this year, Alan has written an excellent post in which he looks back at each of the seasons from 2010 through 2016.

If you follow Everest closely, you probably already know that some of those years were amongst the most unusual and tumultuous ever. For instance, 2013 was when the now infamous brawl took place on the Lhotse Face between a group of Sherpas and a team of prominent European climbers. At the time, that incident shocked the mountaineering community and sparked debates about who was wrong and who was right. The following two seasons, 2014 and 2015, were marred by tragedy with significant loss of life both years. Those seasons also ended abruptly, with climbers and Sherpas leaving the mountain.

To wrap up this blog post and set the scene for the season ahead, Alan has also posted his thoughts on what he thinks 2017 will be like. He predicts a record number of summits, but also expects disorganization on both the North and South Sides of the mountain. There will be more new operators guiding clients on Everest this year, many of whom will be inexperienced. Additionally, more climbers are also flocking to the Himalaya as prices for climbing continue to drop. That inexperience could show through as well.

The article, which you can read in full here, is a good introduction to the current climate on Everest. It also sets the stage nicely for what is to come. In a few short weeks, I’ll begin my regular Everest coverage as well, and as usual it promises to be another interesting year.

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Will the Everest 2017 Season Be One for the Record Books?

Autor : Kraig Becker

The start of the 2017 spring climbing season on Everest is still a couple of months off, but already there are climbers, guides, and Everest junkies all over the world who are gearing up for its start. Amongst them is mountaineer/blogger Alan Arnette, who always follows the climbing scene on the Big Hill closely and provides excellent insights as to what to expect and thoughts on events as they are developing. With a new season on the horizon, Alan is currently looking ahead and says that we can expect big things this year.

In an article posted to his blog yesterday, Alan says that 2017 is looking like a year for the record books. Two months before the first climbers start to arrive in Kathmandu, he is already predicting a record number of summits and many new climbers in Base Camp. This is in part because of the low cost operators who have begun taking over the mountain. This has allowed an influx of climbers from India and China in particular, and since those operators don’t mind dealing with large groups of clients. In some cases, more than 100 at a time.

But beyond that, there are a number of stories to watch this year that should prove of interest. For instance, Alan notes (as we have here at The Adventure Blog) that Ueli Steck is planning to return to attempt an Everest-Lhotse Traverse. He also mentions the Indian survey team that will be measuring the current height of Everest to see if the 2015 earthquake has had an impact on that number. And as if that wasn’t enough, Alan also notes that Nepali Min Bahadur Sherchan will be on the mountain in an attempt to set a new record for the oldest person to summit. At the age of 86, Min Bahadur says he is still in good shape and ready to go.

Of course, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg in terms of storylines and drama that we’ll see on Everest this spring. As always, it will be a never ending source of inspiration and motivation, and probably a bit of controversy along the way too. It wouldn’t be Everest otherwise. Stay tuned for regular reports throughout the spring as events unfold.

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Dan Mazur – very successful season on Everest and the Himalayan peaks.

Dan Mazur sent me a letter

Greetings to you, Mountain Adventurer Himalman

Hi this is Dan Mazur, just back from a very successful season on Everest and the Himalayan peaks of Tibet and Nepal with a friendly group of men and women of all ages. I am writing to you from a gorgeous stormy north Pacific ocean side near to high mountains. The 4000 metre / 13,000 foot peaks towering above me are covered with glistening thick white glacier blankets tempting skiers, walkers, and climbers. Down here on the coastline, snow lies heavily in the trees and waves crash on the rocky beach in front of my house. Sea birds and gulls soar and call in the mist, waiting for the lowering tide to expose fresh crabs, while fur seals and whales hungrily circle schools of black-mouth salmon.

Believe it or not, I am working in the office and encourage you to contact me now for a chat about joining me during our next journey on 8th April, 2012, to the Himalayas in peaceful, beautiful, friendly, and uncrowded Tibet and Nepal.

We also have upcoming trips throughout the year in Africa, China, and South America, as well as the September-December season in Nepal and Tibet.

I invite you and your friends to join me and our team this year as we are going to have a very enjoyable and adventurous time in the mountains.

I will be leading my 9th Everest expedition, as well as basecamp treks, Everest training climbs, trips to Africa, and Glacier Schools. Welcome to the team!

Do you have any questions or ideas? Please feel free to email, telephone, skype, and facebook me.

I work for SummitClimb and SummitTrek, now in their 21st year, and it seems that 2011 was their most successful year ever. I was lucky enough to lead a team to the summit of Everest, in addition to several climbs and treks. We had 8 out of 8 members (100%) on the summit of Everest from Tibet and 5 out of 6 on the summit from Nepal. In fact, all of our big peak expeditions put their members on the summits, all treks reached basecamp, and all training climbs and mid-size mountain trips achieved their objectives.

My employers are avid mountain climbers and walkers, so they maintain their focus on providing the highest quality trip at the lowest cost. They never charge more than they would be willing to pay themselves. Please check out their payment options including accepting credit cards for 100% of your payment!

In addition, I must say I feel lucky to be working for a company that cares, with a strong focus on giving back to the poor families who live near Everest and helping with health, education, environmental and cultural preservation.

I look forward to speaking to you about Mountains, our favourite subject, to meeting, to climbing to the Summit together and to trekking and training together with you in 2012.

Please call me now for a chat. I am waiting to speak to you on +44 (0)7810375400 in the UK or +1 360-570-0715 in the US, DanielMazur@SummitClimb.com , http://www.FaceBook.com/DanielLeeMazur , Skype: Dan.Mazur8848 .

DURING APRIL AND MAY OF 2012, I INVITE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN ME ON THE SUMMIT AND BASECAMP 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. We visit Everest and her surrounding peaks in just over 10 weeks on April 8th. The Nepal and Tibet season begins in early April through June, then again in September through December. These seasons have the best weather and life is quiet, peaceful, and friendly out in the Himalaya.

ARE YOU FEELING CHALLENGED BY THE ECONOMY? We run our trips as efficiently as possible. If our prices seem low, this is because we are now in our 21st year of leading climbs and treks with friendly and fun groups of men and women of all ages. We have developed deep connections with the mountaineering and trekking sectors in Nepal and Tibet. It is our objective to continue offering affordable, safe, friendly, enjoyable, and successful climbing expeditions and walks.

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS EMAIL TO DISCOVER FULL-SERVICE ADVENTURE IN THE HIMALAYA, ACONCAGUA, AND AFRICA DURING 2012.

NEPAL AND TIBET NEWS: Nepal and Tibet are very peaceful, calm, quiet and alluring at the moment. Tourist numbers are at pre-2008 levels due to the global economy. The political situation is very stable and back to normal. It’s a perfect time to visit, so please come on over. Welcome to our team!

NEWS FLASH: Our climbs and walks now include free hotels, free internal flights, free sherpas, and free oxygen on Everest and Lhotse.

GENEROUS DISCOUNTS are now on offer for groups of 2 or more, “BASIC CLIMBERS”, mountain guides, leaders in training, returning members, medical professionals, educators, etcetera.

PAYMENT NEWS: *Special Notice* – Worried about making full payment? Charge 100% of your expedition to your credit card. Earn valuable points and pay off the balance gradually over time. Please visit http://www.SummitClimbPayment.com.

INEXPENSIVE PLANE TICKETS ARE STILL EASY TO FIND: Please email or telephone me and I will gladly assist you in locating these.

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

EVEREST NEPAL BASECAMP WALK NEWS: 30% REDUCED PRICE! : Join Arnold Coster in April and May in 2012 for an affordable world famous basecamp trek. Spaces still available so join now! PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS, FREE DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, AND FREE HOTELS.

EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL & MERA PEAK NEWS: 15% REDUCED PRICE! Remote walking and easy climbing with the best views of Everest. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE WALK TO BASECAMP: FREE SHERPAS, FREE DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, AND FREE HOTELS.

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 http://www.LeaderInTraining.com .

GIVING BACK TO THOSE IN NEED: If you are interested in the charity and service side, please get involved via donating to the http://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 http://www.EverestServiceWalk.org and http://www.RemoteNepalServiceWalk.org .

NOW IS THE TIME: Please indicate your 2012 interests very soon as we are currently gathering applications and filling out the permit applications. Welcome to our expedition and I look forward to chatting, meeting, and to walking and climbing together with you in 2012.

7 SUMMITS NEWS: 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: http://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 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: http://www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com . Get in top shape and prepare for Everest.

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

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, May, and October. 22 days. REDUCED PRICE: $2950 £1850 €2150, 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, May, and October. 18 days. World famous basecamp. NEW REDUCED PRICE! Full Service: $1850, £1150, €1450;

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 and Nov. Nepal’s famous technical-climbable rock + ice: Basic: $3250, £1950, €2250. Full: $6850, £4250, €4750;

BARUNTSE CLIMB: Join Dan Mazur. 34 days in Oct and Nov. 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 in Oct. Remote walking and easy climbing best views of Everest. REDUCED PRICE: $2950 £1850 €2150;

SHISHAPANGMA CLIMB: Join Dan Mazur in Sept – Oct. 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 in July. 7 days of gear prep, shopping, train + attempt a 14,000 ft/4000 metre peak. Free!

ALPS MEET: Join Dan Mazur in Feb. 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 in June and Nov. Assist locals w/schools, health, environment + culture exchange;

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

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

NOW IN THEIR 21ST YEAR, http://www.SummitClimb.com and http://www.SummitTrek.com have built up some of the best, if I may say so, most knowledgeable and helpful, most qualified British, American, European, and Australian 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! SummitClimb and SummitTrek continue to focus on the following in 2012:

*** OUR PHILOSOPHY of encouraging people to explore and enjoy mountains by reducing our prices and opening up more affordable opportunities to train, learn, share, and explore the sport of mountain climbing and walking.

***AFFORDABLE EQUIPMENT PURCHASE ADVICE. As part of our enhanced customer service, we go over your equipment personally with you and advise you about the best types of gear and locations to purchase.

***OUR CHO OYU, SHISHAPANGMA, AND NORTH COL EVEREST TRAINING CLIMB PRICES HAVE BEEN DRASTICALLY REDUCED. There is no better preparation for Everest than Cho Oyu and Shishapangma. From the North Col or the Camp 3 Training Climb you could achieve a personal altitude record and even transition directly to Everest.

***NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE? Our leaders can evaluate your abilities and teach you everything you need to know. Send us an email, facebook message, skype, or telephone us to discuss your goals and dreams!

***PREPARING FOR EVEREST? WE NOW OFFER 3 EVEREST TRAINING CLIMBS, including the Everest View Glacier School, awarded National Geographic Adventures ’25 Best New Trips’ where the focus is on gaining skills, working with the leaders and sherpas, and learning to use all of the equipment you need to get to the top. We offer everything from 6 day to 31 day trips where you can test yourself at high altitude, and progress onto Everest, Lhotse, or Cho Oyu.

***JOIN ONE OF OUR EVEREST TRAINING CLIMBS, AND, IF YOU FEEL WELL ENOUGH, YOU COULD EVEN CLIMB EVEREST OR LHOTSE ON THE SPOT, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

***FOR “TREKKING PEAK” ENTHUSIASTS who prefer a bit of walking combined with adventurous short climbs of 6000 metre / 20,000 foot high “trekking peaks”, we welcome you to join our fun teams, expert leaders, and top sherpas for Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Lobuche Peak, Mera Peak, and Island Peak.

***LOVE SKIING, BOARDING, SNOWSURFING AND SNOWSHOEING? Please come and join us for Alps Meet, Mustagata, Mera Peak, and Cho Oyu.

***LOOKING FOR INTERMEDIATE HEIGHT MOUNTAINS? Enjoy our extensive 7000 metre / 23,000 foot high peak programme including Aconcagua, North Col, Everest Camp 3, Mustagata, Ama Dablam and Baruntse.

***MORE INTERESTED IN GENTLE AND BEAUTIFUL HIMALAYAN WALKS AND CULTURAL TOURS? We have a wide variety of fascinating walks and opportunities to explore the Himalaya, whether you wish to visit the world’s most famous basecamp, remote valleys where tourists seldom tread, or bring needed supplies to poor families living in rural villages near to, but on the “wrong side” of Mount Everest.

***SEE TIBET BEFORE IT CHANGES. We have worked very hard to develop good relations with Tibetans to keep the doors open and each year we are able to consistently obtain permission for all of our climbs and walks to visit Tibet. For example, during 2012 we have a series of exciting Tibetan adventures from the Summit of Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, the North Col, as well as a wide variety of fascinating training trips, stunning basecamp and advanced basecamp walks and cultural explorations.

***LEADER IN TRAINING PROGRAM. NEW FOR 2012: We have revamped our program and now encourage existing and aspiring mountain leaders and guides to join us to share their knowledge and to learn about how to assist everyone in discovering the wonders of high places. If you are already a mountain leader or wish to become one, please examine http://www.LeaderInTraining.com .

***DO YOU PREFER CLIMBING INDEPENDENTLY AND DOING THINGS ON YOUR OWN? Please check out our **BASIC CLIMBS**, open to individuals who want to “do their own thing” and prefer a high level of autonomy and extremely low cost, yet still benefit from well-organized permits, transport logistics, advice about where and what equipment and supplies to obtain, walkie talkie and satphone communications, rescue, medical, fixed ropes, tent and camp security, etcetera.

***HOW SERIOUS ARE WE ABOUT GIVING BACK TO PEOPLE WHO LOVE MOUNTAINS? WE OFFER TWO FREE TRIPS: http://www.AlpsMeet.org and http://www.SeattleGlacierSchool.org , where you can meet like minded people, learn about mountains, share what you know, and have a load of fun. Welcome new and old friends, men and women of all ages, at no charge, free of cost!

OUR CLIMBS AND WALKS ARE LISTED BELOW and feature the best most experienced American, British, European, and Australian leaders who teach you everything you need to know, top notch trained and highly qualified sherpas, delicious food, excellent equipment, tents, radios, satphones, oxygen, etcetera. Our prices are for full-service, including everything imaginable from door to door, from KTM-basecamp-summit, and back. We also list prices for “basic” climbs, a stripped down version of the trip to help you save your pennies.

EVEREST TIBET SUMMIT EXPEDITION 2012: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://www.EverestNepalNews.com . The classic climb on Everest, following in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing.

EVEREST TIBET TRAINING CLIMB AND NORTH COL 2012: http://www.EverestTibetTrainingClimb.com and http://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: http://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.

EVEREST NEPAL CAMP 3 TRAINING CLIMB: http://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: http://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.

EVEREST GLACIER SCHOOL: http://www.EverestGlacierSchool.com – REDUCED PRICE: $2950 £1850 €2150,  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: http://www.EverestGlacierSchoolNews.com . AWARDED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S “25 BEST NEW TRIPS”.

EVEREST TIBET ADVANCED BASECAMP WALK: http://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: http://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.

EVEREST NEPAL BASECAMP WALK: http://www.EverestBasecampWalk.com – Full Service Cost: $1850, £1150, €1450. 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: http://www.BasecampNews.com .

CHO OYU CLIMB, THE WORLD’S BEST PREPARATION FOR EVEREST: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://www.MustagataNews.com . SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AS “BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION 2012”.

AMA DABLAM CLIMB, ASIA’S MOST FAMOUS ROCK, SNOW, AND ICE PEAK. THE MATTERHORN OF THE HIMALAYA. TECHNICAL BUT CLIMBABLE: http://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: http://www.AmaDablamNews.com .

BARUNTSE CLIMB, GRAND CIRCLE CLIMBING TRIP THROUGH THE EVEREST HIMALAYA. 3 PEAKS IN ONE, MERA PEAK, BARUNTSE AND AMPHULABTSA: http://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: http://www.BaruntseNews.com .

MERA PEAK TREK, REMOTE NEPAL AT ITS FINEST, A GORGEOUS TREKKING PEAK WITH THE BEST VIEWS OF EVEREST: http://www.TrekMera.com – REDUCED PRICE: $2950 £1850 €2150. 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: http://www.MeraPeakNews.com .

SHISHAPANGMA CLIMB, THE LOWEST OF THE WORLD’S FOURTEEN 8000 METRE PEAKS. THE BEST POSSIBLE PREPARATION FOR EVEREST: http://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: http://www.ShishaPangmaNews.com . By the way, we have an office in Lhasa and ALWAYS obtain our Tibet permits.

http://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: http://www.SeattleGlacierSchoolNews.com .

http://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: http://www.AlpsMeetNews.com .

http://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.

http://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: http://www.ServiceTrekNews.org .

http://www.KiliTrek.com – Kilimanjaro, 14-22 February or August (9 days). One of the famous “7-summits”. A brilliant introduction to high altitude mountaineering on the highest mountain in all of Africa. Kili is only easy walking to the top on solid trails, there is no climbing. A fast way to see how you feel at altitude in exotic Africa. Leader Dan Mazur teaches you everything you need to know and has climbed Kili 5 times. Cost $2950, £1850, €2150. View the latest news at: http://www.KiliTrekNews.com .

http://www.KenyaClimb.com – Mt. Kenya trek or optional rock climb, 21-28 February or August (8 days). This is the 2nd highest peak in Africa. Stunning forests with lots of wildlife, high altitude cloud forest and above treeline terrain. Much less crowded than Kilimanjaro with a gorgeous summit circuit walk, the highlight of which is the stunning sunrise from famous Point Lenana. Optional exciting 16 pitch rock climb on good granite. Hardest pitch North American 5.7, French 4, British Severe. Should you choose the optional rock climb, you will be following, not leading, on secure fixed ropes. Leader Dan Mazur has climbed Mt. Kenya three times. Cost $1850, £1150, €1350. View the latest news at: http://www.MtKenyaNews.com .

Wildlife Game viewing Safari in East Africa’s best parks (2-4 days): Amboseli (2 days): $650 USD, Serengeti (4 days): $1200. See Lions, Giraffes, Elephants, Rhino, Hippos, Zebras, Wildebeest, and thousands of Birds.

COMBINE ALL 3 AFRICAN ADVENTURES AND SAVE: 14 February – 2 March or August: a) $4950, £3050, €3550 (with Amboseli safari), b) $5550, £3450, €4050 (with Serengeti safari). ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT, SO PLEASE BOOK NOW.

http://www.AconcaguaSummitClimb.com – 20 days in January / February. SPECIAL LOW PRICE. One of the famous “7-summits”. A brilliant introduction to high altitude mountaineering on the highest mountain in all of the Americas. 7,000 metres / 23,000 feet. Leader Max Kausch: experienced, friendly, speaks perfect English + Spanish. Max has climbed Aconcagua five times and teaches everything you need to know. There is no “climbing” on Aconcagua’s easy terrain, its just a walk on rocky (and occasionally snowy) trails. However, it’s still challenging, as with occasional snow and wind on summit day, crampons, ice axe, mountaineering boots and winter clothing are required. High altitude for a low price and a short duration of time. Aconcagua can help qualify you for Everest. REDUCED PRICE: $2950 £1850 €2150. ***Our last Aconcagua expedition was very safe and successful! View the latest news at: http://www.AconcaguaSummitClimbNews.com . ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT, SO PLEASE BOOK NOW.

This brings us to the close of our first newsletter for 2012, our 21st Anniversary, and I look forward to climbing, walking, and doing service work with you in 2012.

Thanks for reading, and I would like to speak to you further about our favorite topic: MOUNTAINS. Please email, facebook, skype, 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.

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Teen Ager Sets Eyes On Everest, Youngest Seven Summits Mark.

Author : Kraig Becker.

16-year old Brit George Atkinson is preparing to go to Everest this spring where a successful summit will earn him a spot in the record books. George is hoping to become the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits, and the 8850 meter (29,029 ft) Everest is all that stand between him and that goal.

According to this story from the BBC, Atkinson just finished up his climb of Vinson in Antarctica, and if he conquers Everest before the 29th of May, a likely scenario if he does reach the summit at all, he’ll be the first person to complete the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, before the age of 17.

Of course, this all brings into focus, once again, the debate about the age of climbers on Everest. Last year, after Jordan Romero climbed the mountain at the age of 13, both China and Nepal instituted age limitations for taking on the tallest peak in the world. The Chinese set the limit at 18, but said they would consider going as low as 16 if circumstances dictated. In Nepal, the age limit was set at 16 as well, which means George has his choice of which side he’d like to climb from, although Nepal’s South Side seems the most likely location.

Atkinson turns 17 on May 29th, so he’ll likely be just shy of his birthday when he goes to the top. His record will probably relatively short lived however, as Romero is scheduled to go to Antarctica in November, where he’ll probably finish off his Seven Summits by topping out on Vinson. He’ll be 15 at that time.

Thanks to my friend Alan Curr for sending this story my way.

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Himalaya Fall 2010: Climbers Injured In Avalanche on Cho Oyu.

Author : Kraig Becker.

The fall Himalaya season is in full swing, with teams working both sides of Everest, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, and others. Most of the climbers are in the early stages of the acclimatization process and are taking advantage of the slower fall season to really enjoy the uncrowded base camps. But last Friday was a scary day for some of those climbers, who almost had disaster strike.


According to ExWeb, six members of the Chinese-Tibetan Mountaineering Association were caught in an avalanche while fixing lines just below 8000 meters on Cho Oyu, and were buried beneath the snow. Rescuers were dispatched quickly, and helped to dig the men out, and later assisted them down the mountain to ABC in bad weather. On Saturday, the avalanche victims were taken the rest of the way back down the mountain to Base Camp, where they were loaded up in vehicles and driven away for medical attention.

The ExWeb story quotes Jagged Globe team member Robert Anderson, who reports that the injuries for the CTMA climbers ranged from a few bumps and bruises to mild concussions and snow blindness. He also said that they were assisted down in blizzard conditions, with several hours between the first and last men arriving in ABC. He says that they now hope to get some more CTMA climbers on the mountain to help finish the fixing of lines above C3 once the recently deposited snow settles some. If all goes according to plan, they hope to make a summit bid sometime this week.

There is no update on the condition of the climbers caught in the avalanche, but from the sounds of things they should all be in good condition, although a bit battered. Apparently the avalanche was big enough that it knocked the men from the mountain and drove them down for some distance, and while they all suffered injuries of varying degrees, they are also fortunate to be alive.

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Everest 2010: North Side Summit!

Author : Kraig Becker.

Over the past week or so, we’ve all been a bit fixated on the South Side of Everest, where a projected weather window caused a flurry of activity. That window opened as some predicted, giving the teams that reached the summit yesterday the opportunity they had been waiting for, and as a result, as many as 60 people were able to complete their climbs and stand at the highest point on the planet.everest_north_side

But on the North Side, things have been a lot different. Poor weather hampered the ability of the combined Chinese-Tibetan team to fix the ropes to the summit, keeping climbers lower on the mountain, and preventing anyone from going higher than Camp 3. Patience was the name of the game, and it looks like that patience will finally be rewarded. Over the weekend, the fixed ropes were finally completed, which means when the weather cooperates, teams will finally get their chance from the Tibetan side of the mountain too.

One climber already took advantage of the new ropes being set down, and avoided the inevitable traffic jams, by having a go at the summit yesterday. American Julio Bird, who is climbing as part of the World Records Expeditions and Treks Team, set out from Camp 2, along with several Sherpas, and after 14 hours of climbing, reached the summit, topping out at 7 AM local time. He was already back in Camp 2 later in the day, and is expected back in Base Camp today. Congrats to Jose.

High winds returned to both sides of the mountain yesterday afternoon, effectively cutting off any further summit bids for now. But a number of the larger commercial teams, such as Alpine Ascents and Himex are gearing up for the next round of summit bids, which is expected to come this weekend.

Likewise, teams on the North Side of the mountain are now eying that same time frame to make their first serious attempts on the mountain too, including 13-year old Jordan Romero, who was in Advanced Base Camp the last time we had an update from his team. Presumably he is still there, resting, and waiting for the climb to begin.

More updates soon I’m sure. It is going to be a busy week in the Himalaya.

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