Guaranteed 2017 Expeditions between now and Christmas
Last Minute Expeditions departing in July/August
Peak Lenin – 7134m
A tough and physically demanding mountain which is also described as technically easy. Adventure Peaks have achieved summit success on four previous expeditions due to our unique itinerary that includes a Camp 4 at 6400m to shorten the summit day by at least 2-3 hours to less than eight hours compared to other operators (avoiding the normal 10-13 hr climb from Camp 3). We have also included an additional 2 days to allow up to six summit days to cope with difficult weather! High altitude porters carry all group equipment and the guiding ratio is increased to 1:3 giving greater flexibility on summit day to more easily match your speed of movement and fitness level. The team will be led by Stuart Peacock (read more) who has previously guided clients to the summit of Peak Lenin and Everest 3 times, Cho Oyu and Broad Peak, Ama Dablam and Baruntse.
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Mt Wilhelm and Giluwe – 4509m
Enjoy this remote journey into the depths of Papua New Guinea with Dave Pritt, Director of Adventure Peaks (read more). We start by acclimatising on Mt Hagen before attempting Mount Giluwe 4,368m the second highest mountain in Papua New Guinea, and the highest volcano on the Australasian continent and one of the Seven Volcanic Summits. It is made up of a series of volcanic plugs left over from the original volcano, which formed over 700,000 years ago and, like Mount Kenya, it has twin summits. The ascent takes you through jungle, grassland, past innumerable tarns and lakes but don’t expect home comforts. The climb is magnificent but it is wild, and remote. The expedition then climbs Mt Wilhelm 4509m the highest peak on Papua New Guinea.
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Kamchatka – 4750m
Kamchatka is without exaggeration one of the most spectacular regions in the world. A land of volcanoes, fire and ice, active boiling springs, geysers, waterfalls and volcanic sculptures displaying a multitude of colours that took millions of years to create. There are over 400 glaciers and 189 volcanoes in this region, 29 of which are still active. The region is such a geological phenomenon it has created its own unique flora and fauna. The beauty of Kamchatka will capture you forever. A number of the regions we visit are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
So where is Kamchatka? Its shores are on the Pacific and it’s in one of the remotest places in the world! You will find it at the far Eastern tip of Russia beyond Siberia. Still interested? Look for a small peninsular jutting down towards Japan. The peninsula has two active volcanic mountain ranges extending from northwest to southeast divided by a wide flat area of tundra. The area is remote with practically no infrastructure. We will aim to climb four of the most interesting volcanic summits in Kamchatka: Avachinski (2741m), Ushkovsky (3903m), Krestovsky (4057m) and the highest Kluchevskoy (4750m) a perfect cone. Please note the final peaks attempted may vary according to conditions.
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Elbrus – 5642m
Our standard climbing Mount Elbrus expedition via the south ridge has achieved outstanding success rates for people of all levels over the past decade. On this expedition we gradually gain height and increase our chance of success by taking time to acclimatise in the Syltran-Su valley on Mount Mukal, which offers views across the beautiful valleys to Elbrus. Once acclimatised, we use the cable car to regain our high point at just over 4000m from where we follow sweeping snow slopes to the col between Elbrus’ twin summits before continuing easily to the true summit of Europe’s highest mountain in an ascent of about 1000m.
In 2016 100% of our groups reached the summit and 99.5% of clients; 68 out 69 summits! In 2015 all clients (100%) from five of our groups reached the true summit of Elbrus, and 80% on our sixth group. This success is in sharp contrast to what is normally achieved on the Northern approach due to the grueling summit day. 2016 was the exception on the North side which saw far better success than the norm of 40% due to the incredibly good weather experienced during that season.
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4 Guaranteed 7000m Peaks departing October
Do you want to climb a 7000m Peak this October? We have four guaranteed expeditions to:
Baruntse – 7129m
Our success rates on Baruntse (7129m) have been outstanding with 80-100% client summit success over a number of years. Summit day includes spectacular views of Lhotse, Everest and Makalu and you can climb Mera Peak as additional acclimatisation on the approach Trek. The leader is Sami Noble who was our assistant guide on Himlung Himal last year.
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Himlung Himal – 7162m
All our previous three post monsoon expedition to Himlung have been successful giving us a 100% record on this lovely remote peak close to the Tibetan border. It is technically easy but requires a very high level of fitness and the ability to cope with very cold conditions. The expedition leader is our charismatic Di Gilbert; she has guided previous expeditions for Adventure Peaks to Everest, Cho Oyu, K2, Manaslu, Ama Dablam and Khan Tengri.
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Annapurna IV – 7525m
Join us on this, our first expedition to Annapurna IV, an infrequently climbed peak in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal. Higher than the average 7000m peak it can still be climbed in just 30 days making it a new popular choice for people and ideal training for Everest or K2. Matt Brook, a regular and highly successful leader will take charge of this expedition.
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Ama Dablam – 6856m
Ama Dablam (6856m) falls short of 7000 metres by just over 100m, but makes up for it with technical difficulties and sheer beauty. It is perhaps one of the most spectacular and exquisite looking peaks in the world and a well sought after prize. Fully supported by our Sherpa team we use fixed lines in our ascent, you should be confident at Alpine AD or Scottish grade II/III.
Paul Noble will lead this Ama Dablam expedition, he has previous guided 3 of our successful Everest expeditions, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and Himlung Himal.
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4 Guaranteed 6000m Peaks departing September/October
Bolivian Trilogy – 6542m
Climbing Bolivia’s 3 highest peaks Ancohuma 6427m, Illimani 6438m, and Sajama 6542m provides some of the most stunning and best climbing in the world. You should be comfortable on Alpine AD or Scottish grade II/III climbs. Bolivia is renowned for having the most stable and reliable mountain weather.
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Mera Peak – 6476m
Mera Peak is an ideal expedition to join after Kilimanjaro or Elbrus and makes a perfect first Himalayan peak.
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Island Peak – 6189m
In just 17 days you can climb this wonderful Himalayan Peak with an impressive final snow ridge (great for photographs!) that takes you to a spectacular summit dominated by the towering walls of Lhotse. You should previously have used crampons and ice axe.
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Lobuche via Gokyo Ri – 6119m
Lobuche is a beautiful mountain ideal for those who have been on Kilimanjaro or Elbrus, or climbed in the Alps and are looking for their next expedition to tackle their first Himalayan Peak. We approach Lobuche East via the sacred lakes of the Gokyo Valley.
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4 Best Xmas & New Year Expeditions
Do you want an expedition over Xmas or the New Year? Here are our four best suggestions:
The Machame approach to Kilimanjaro is perhaps the most interesting and diverse route that provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. It gives you six mountain days and success rates are normally close to 100%. You can extend your stay by climbing Mt Meru as pre acclimatisation.
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Pico De Orizaba– 5636m and Mexico Volcanoes – 5636m
This expedition to Pico De Orizaba (5636m) offers the opportunity to climb the highest volcano in North America, along with two other volcanoes Malinche (4460m) followed by Iztaccihuatl (5260m). The route to the crater rim follows the Glacier de Jamapa and a rocky ravinebefore the views across the Gulf of Mexicao starts to give a brath-takiung summit panorama from this perfectly formed conical shaped peak
Pico De Orizaba is also one of the Seven Volcanic Summits, the highest volcano on each continent.
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Aconcagua – 6962m
Aconcagua (6962m) is the highest peak in South America. Our approach is via the more remote and beautiful Vacas Valley giving a far superior experience to that of the normal Horcones valley approach, whilst also providing one extra day of acclimatisation. Porters carry all group equipment to remove the need for you to carry excessive loads. Finish early and enjoy a wonderful winery visit back in Mendoza to celebrate a Christmas ascent!
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Ojos Del Salado – 6893m
The highest of the Seven Volcanic Summits and just 69m lower than Aconcagua, this expedition to Chile’s highest summit is just 2 weeks long and substantially more cost effective than Aconcagua. You climb a number of peaks during the acclimatisation phase before your final ascent on the edge of the Atacama Desert. All our previous expeditions to Ojos Del Salado have been successful.
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