Climbs/Expeditions

Mingbo Glacier Climbing Course Nepal - This training course is suitable for climbers visiting the Himalayas for the first time or keen hill walkers with some previous basic experience of using crampons and ice axe. The basic mountaineering skills you will be taught by our expert instructor, Tendi Sherpa 10 time Everest summiteer, during the expedition are outlined in the trip details.

Lhakpa Ri Manaslu expedition - Manaslu (8,163m), is the eighth highest peak in the world.

It is a part of the Gorkha massif located 40 miles east of Annapurna.

Lhakpa Ri Lhakpa Ri expedition - This mountain at 7045 metres high, is a great progression from the trekking peaks such as Island Peak, Mera Peak and Naya Khang. This peak is a straight forward climb and for those with a good level of fitness very achievable despite its considerable height. There is often a non climbing option so for those with partners, friends or family who want to trek only; they can join the group and trek to Base Camp and in this beautiful area in Tibet.

Ama Dablam Ama Dablam (6,812 metres) is arguably the most beautiful mountain in the Himalayas. It has a very distinctive appearance and is a challenging technical climb. The expedition starts from Kathmandu, Nepal and the group will fly in to Lukla before trekking to the base camp. There is plenty of time for acclimatisation. Climbers must be technically proficient to climb this peak and have an excellent level of fitness. The climb involves rock pitches, snow and ice and some areas are very exposed.

Cho Oyu expeditionCho Oyu expedition - this expedition is an excellent first 8000 meter peak for climbers to aim for. Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world (8201m) and is located on the Tibet and Nepal border. It is frequently climbed because it doesn't require technical climbing experience. It isn't to be underestimated however. An aside and additional value to this trip is the time spent in Lhasa acclimatising that will give you an insight into the fascinating Tibetan culture.

Everest expedition Everest Expedition - North - For experienced mountaineers, a chance to climb the highest mountain in the world from Tibet, on the north side, retracing the steps of those who first climbed it and supported by the very best high altitude Sherpas. This expedition with us has as standard a ratio of one to one climber : guide.

Unclimbed peaks First Ascents - A number of previously unclimbed peaks are now available for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. You could be the first to summit!

We organise several expeditions each year, co-ordinated by Kalsang Sherpa, and we can tailor the assistance and organisation required according to each climber’s or group’s level of experience.
 
Although the 7,000 metre Lhakpa Ri peak (unlike others in this category) isn't a technical mountain, familiarity with climbing at altitude is essential for all of our expeditions and only experienced mountaineers should consider attempting Everest itself.

All expeditions take a minimum of four weeks and many last much longer, partly because of the scale of each operation and partly due to the unpredictable weather conditions at high altitude.  Your safety is of supreme importance to us and all of our expeditions are supported by a top class team of experienced high altitude Sherpas, together with local porters and helpers.

"We had a superb and very strong Sherpa force and because the climbers and Sherpas became welded Into a closely knit team who worked happily, and therefore effectively, together. It was this that made the expedition such a success, not just in terms of making records, but also in terms of personal satisfaction for every member of the team. I have been on expeditions that have reached their summit and yet there has been little sense of success because the group has failed to work together and there was acrimony rather than friendship at the end of the experience.

Unless you always go alone, the essence of climbing Is team work."

The Everest Years: A climbers life, With thanks to Sir Chris Bonington for his permission.


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