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Featured Trek: Unclimbed Peak Expedition 2017

Featured Trek: Unclimbed Peak Expedition 2017

Imagine standing on a summit that no one has stood on before, looking out over the incredible mountains of the Himalayas! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to climb an unclimbed peak in the remote region of Rolwaling, a truly ‘off the beaten track’ region of Nepal. This is one of the seven hidden valleys of the Himalaya, on the border with Tibet and said to be the home of the Yeti. This will be an amazing adventure and should appeal to any trekker or mountaineer wishing to complete a first ascent in a spectacular location, fully supported by climbing Sherpas and full camp crew. Dates: November … Read more »

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Featured trek: Great Wall of China, with Expedition Wise

Featured trek: Great Wall of China, with Expedition Wise

Like a dragon in slumber, the Great Wall of China winds across deserts, plateaus, mountains & grasslands and is the longest ever structure built by humans. Our Great Wall of China Trek starts on the ancient wall of Badaling before continuing on to the different sections, providing each day with extensive views of the incredible wall itself and surrounding mountains. The 5-day trek will cover 44km and will finish with a full day to explore Beijing, visit the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, take part in a traditional Tea Ceremony and taste the delights of the night food market. Your accommodation on the … Read more »

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Featured Trek: Phongun Razi and the Burmese Ice Mountains

Featured Trek: Phongun Razi and the Burmese Ice Mountains

Be one of the few Westerners to trek in northern Burma where pristine jungle, remote trails, curious tribal people and a challenging high mountain ascent will make you feel like a true pioneer. Starting from the remote village of  Putao, in the foothills of the Himalaya, Mountain Kingdoms’ 10-day trek crosses fast-flowing streams by bamboo suspension bridges, rises through untouched jungle and climbs above the snowline to a final ascent of the summit of Phongun Razi at 3,635m. Here, amidst the high peaks of the Ice Mountains, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalaya to the north. On trek … Read more »

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Featured Trek: Climb Mt Elbrus, with Adventure Consultants

Featured Trek: Climb Mt Elbrus, with Adventure Consultants

Elbrus is a giant dormant volcano that separates Europe from Asia. It has become one of the coveted Seven Summits as it is the highest peak in Europe at 5,642m. Being relatively high, Elbrus certainly demands respect and we approach this by climbing to higher elevations each day during our acclimatisation phase whilst sleeping at lower elevations at night. A cable car takes us up to accommodation at the base of the climb where you can learn basic snow and ice techniques from the guides prior to the ascent. The summit day entails climbing long snow slopes with views over the … Read more »

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Featured Trek: Aconcagua summit trek, with Jagged Globe

Featured Trek: Aconcagua summit trek, with Jagged Globe

Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya. At 6,959m, the 1000m climb from high camp to the summit is notoriously tough. The unrelenting, lung-busting Canaleta, a steep scree-filled gully, is the physical, emotional and mental crux for many who attempt to reach the top. However, there is no technical climbing on the Horcones Route, and no ropes are required, just experience using crampons and an ice axe. This means that if you’re fit and determined, it’s possible to have a shot. With strong leadership and a reasonable level of support from local Argentine guides and porters, aspiring mountaineers can test … Read more »

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