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Featured Trek: Mt Elbrus

15th December 2015 | 0 comments

Conquer the highest mountain on the European continent next summer with Elbrus specialists Adventure Alternative! As Russia’s contribution to the Seven Summits, Mount Elbrus is 5642m and is a challenging, yet rewarding climb. Standing between the great masses of Europe and Asia, Mount Elbrus is dynamic both in region and terrain. We run 11 or 12 days climbs following the …

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Elbrus ’13 – The Movie

11th April 2014 | 1 comment.

If you want to know what it’s like coming on a Trek & Mountain Expedition – or what it takes to climb Europe’s highest peak, for that matter – check out the film we shot on our Reader Expedition to Mt Elbrus last year.

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Climb Aconcagua with Trek & Mountain Expeditions!

5th April 2014 | 0 comments

After two successful reader expeditions to Kilimanjaro (Western Breach) and Mt Elbrus (traverse) in 2013, we’re pleased to announce our next expedition that you, our readers, can join – and this time we’ve chosen the highest peak outside of the Himalaya… ACONCAGUA! On 15th January 2015, 12 Trek & Mountain readers will leave the UK for an attempt to summit …

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Trek & Mountain readers head for Elbrus

9th August 2013 | 0 comments

The second Trek & Mountain Reader Expedition – to climb Mount Elbrus in Russia – has begun, with the team flying out from London Heathrow to Moscow, and onto Mineralyne Vody on Thurs 9th August. The expedition, sponsored by Berghaus and organised by Adventure Alternative, aims to complete a north-south traverse of Europe’s highest peak. This, the most challenging way …

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Girls of Everest, part 3

19th March 2012 | 1 comment.

Over the last few days we’ve been featuring some of the young British women heading to the Himalayas this season to attempt  to climb Everest, and today we speak to the most ambitious of them all, 18-year old Leanna Shuttleworth. Leanna will be attempting this April to become the first woman ever to summit two 8000m peaks in 24 hours, …

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Jordan Romero completes Seven Summits

15th January 2012 | 0 comments

At the end of December, 15-year old American Jordan Romero completed his Seven Summits by summiting Mount Vinson in the Antarctic. Jordan, who became the youngest person to have completed the Seven Summits, began his quest back in 2006 when he climbed Kilimanjaro at age 10. Controversy ensued when he attempted Everest in 2010 aged just 13, with criticism coming …

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Adele aims for 8000ers

19th October 2011 | 0 comments

Leading high altitude mountaineer Adele Pennington has recently unveiled plans to become the first British woman to summit every 8,000m peak in the world, as well as taking in the Seven Summits, four of which she has already conquered, with just Aconcagua, Mt Elbrus and Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid left to go. Pennington already holds a world record for being the …