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The Lockdown Q&A – #9: Jon Gupta

15th June 2020 | 0 comments

As we all continue to live with restrictions on our outdoor activities, we talk to some of the world’s best mountaineers and mountain athletes about what they are doing to stay fit and focused during the Covid crisis…

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Trek&Mountain contributor launches Snow Leopard bid

18th July 2012 | 0 comments

Regular Trek&Mountain contributor Jon Gupta and his climbing partner Nick Valentine have begun their attempt to become the first British mountaineers to hold the Snow Leopard award – that is, to climb all five 7000m peaks in the former Soviet Union. Having summited Peak Lenin on 17th July, they will now go on to attempt the other four peaks needed …

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Your first Himalayan peak?

8th January 2012 | 0 comments

Gracing the cover of this month’s Trek & Mountain is Nepal’s popular trekking peak, Island Peak. Rising to 6,189m and located in the heart of the Khumbu region, Island Peak is popular for its spectacular views and the opportunity it presents for non-climbers to get the big mountain experience. Our writer, Jon Gupta, led two groups to the summit recently …

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T&M duo summit Ama Dablam

20th December 2011 | 0 comments

Bonita Norris and Jon Gupta – both regular writers for Trek & Mountain – summited Nepalese peak Ama Dablam (6812m) on November 17, 2011. Climbing on separate expeditions, Norris reached the summit at 11.45am, five days after leaving base camp and was the first of her team to reach the top. Jon, meanwhile, was climbing alpine-style, and reached the summit …