Team Members Wanted......

24th Jan 2014

The Everest region of the Nepalese Himalaya needs little introduction - home to the highest mountain in the world (and 7 other peak over 8000 metres) and one of the very best areas in the world for trekking and mountaineering.  Add some amazing culture, friendly locals and great trekking infrastructure and you have the perfect location for an incomparable adventure.  In 2014 Peak Mountaineering are offering 2 fantastic itineraries suitable for both trekkers and mountaineering and we really hope you will consider joining us.
For trekkers our Everest Base Camp itinerary is fantastic.  Rather than walk up and down the same route we take a circular loop via the staggeringly beautiful Gokyo Valley and then over the challenging Cho La Pass.  This allows us plenty of acclimatisation time and an itinerary that avoids covering the same ground (the only section of the trek we repeat is the final section back to Lukla).  This whole trek is a series of stunning highlights but the icing on the cake is ascending the classic Everest viewing peak of Kala Pattar and gazing at the summit pyramid of the highest mountain on earth.  Trekking itineraries really don’t come any better.
For mountaineers we will be tackling the beautiful Island Peak.  Its Nepalese name is Imja Tse, but it is now better known to westerners by the name coined by the famous explorer Eric Shipton in 1951.  Shipton thought it looked ‘like an island in a sea of ice’.  Our mountaineering itinerary includes the trek via the Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp before we branch off from the main trail and make our ascent of this stunning mountain. Island Peak itself offers the perfect objective for those new to mountaineering in the Greater Ranges.
For 2014 we already have a group of 6 which leaves us space for 4 more team members.  The current team is extremely friendly and welcoming so new team members will feel very comfortable.  They are all making their very first visit to Nepal and, although they are keen hillwalkers, they are new to trekking and mountaineering at altitude.  We ensure all team members get chance to meet up at our pre-departure training weekend (which is all included in the price) and, as several of the group haven’t met each other yet either, this means everyone will have loads of chance to get to know each other.
We are currently at the stage of booking flights to Kathmandu and the good news is that, if you jump on board soon, the prices compare very favourably with previous years.  Some of the group are heading out from Manchester and others are leaving from airports in London.
We’ve missed lots of detail out of this email and all the information you might need on both itineraries is available on our Overseas Adventures pages here.
If you are interesting in joining this trip of a lifetime please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01433 620283 or fill in your details on our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.  If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Nepal then maybe 2014 is your Nepal year.  If you haven’t dreamed of visiting Nepal before we hope you can be persuaded that it really should be at the top of your adventure list.  Either way, we hope to hear from you. 
Posted by Paul