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Featured Trek: Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar

16th December 2015 | 0 comments

The World Expeditions trek to the base of Mount Everest will surpass your expectations. In true expedition style you ascend with professional guides, crew and porters as we trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary reflects our proven track record and our trail leads through the famous villages of Namche and Khumjung. We also …

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Featured Trek: Dhaulagiri Circuit

14th December 2015 | 0 comments

The Dhaulagiri Circuit is a rugged trek to the west of the Annapurnas, starting from Pokhara and following the Myagdi Khola to its source at the Chhonbardan Glacier below the world’s seventh highest mountain. From Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the foot of the north face, the trek takes you up the side of the glacier and over the French Col …

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Mick Fowler eyes another first ascent in west Nepal

4th September 2015 | 0 comments

  That man is at it again! British mountaineer Mick Fowler has revealed plans for another first ascent in the Himalaya. In an expedition sponsored by Berghaus, Fowler will make an attempt on an unclimbed 6,000m peak in far west Nepal. Along with regular climbing partner Paul Ramsden and a support team of Steve Burns and Ian Cartwright, he will leave …

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Trek & Mountain 'Khumbu 3 Peaks 2016 Expedition' announced

14th May 2015 | 0 comments

Trek & Mountain has announced its most ambitious expedition for readers of the magazine yet: to climb not one – but THREE – 6,000m trekking peaks in the Khumbu Valley in spring 2016. The triple crown of the Khumbu Valley is an enviable mission taking on Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche in one fantastic adventure of a lifetime. All three of …

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Everest climbers required to collect 8kg of waste

20th March 2014 | 0 comments

Climbers of Mount Everest will soon be required to collect 8kg of rubbish on their descent of the mountain, following new rules released by the Nepalese Government. All mountaineers and support staff climbing beyond Everest Base Camp will  be affected when the new guidelines come into force next month, a change that will coincide with the start of this year’s …

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Nepal increases security on Everest

5th March 2014 | 0 comments

Climbers heading for Mount Everest could soon encounter extra security, following the decision by  Nepal to deploy a team of security officials at base camp. Heightened security levels on the mountain come as a result of last year’s conflict between European mountaineers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro and a group of Sherpa, after a fight broke out regarding the fixing …

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Grant helps team attempt Nepalese face

27th February 2014 | 0 comments

The winners of this year’s Nick Estcourt Award for mountain exploration have been announced, with the Jannu East Face expedition team taking home a £2000 grant. Lead by Matt Helliker, the four-strong team will use the money to part fund their ascent of Jannu East, an unclimbed 7465m peak in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal. Heading past the Upper Yalung …

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Alpinists make first ascents in Nepal

8th January 2014 | 0 comments

American alpinists Scott Adamson and Christopher Wright have made first ascents of two 6500m peaks in the northwest corner of Nepal’s Khumbu region. The pair established the new routes earlier this year during a month spent on the Lunag Glacier in the Nepalese Himalaya.  After setting up base camp at 5050m on October 10, the men headed first for the …

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Nepali airlines banned from EU

21st December 2013 | 0 comments

Trekkers and mountaineers heading to the Nepalese Himalaya may be forced to find alternative airlines with which to travel, following the banning of all Nepali carriers from operating within the European Union. Recently established by the EU Air Safety Committee, the ban has been put in place to help improve aviation safety in Nepal after seven fatal air crashes claimed …

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MEF offers expedition grants for 2014

30th November 2013 | 0 comments

The Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) are offering expedition grants to climbers who wish to make ascents in remote, unexplored and expensive mountain ranges, with £60,000 set aside for successful applicants in 2014. Thanks to funds donated at the MEF’s 60th anniversary celebrations  this year, the foundation can now offer multiple grants up to a total of £60,000, with a small …