Wednesday, March 13, 2013

FTA Upcoming trips

After a long winter holiday in the office we are cranking things up once again for our summer and autumn trips. We hope that you can join us for a trip this year and if not that you can enjoy following along (and dreaming of when you can join us!)

base camp at Broad Peak © Brad Jackson

This summer we already have Broad Peak, Spantik and K2 treks in the works and are looking for a few more great members for each trip.

Broad Peak
Broad Peak from Concordia © stu remensnyder
This will be the 10th anniversary of our first 8000m peak summit which was on Broad Peak in 2003  by member Alex Txicon. Alex has gone on to become a very experienced and successful 8000m climber with summits on nine 8000m peaks and just knocked off the first winter ascent of Leila Peak! Everyone has to start somewhere and we hope you will start with us on Broad Peak!

Broad Peak info on our main site

High on Spantik © Brad Jackson
We have been to Spantik on a regular basis over the last 10 years and always look forward to getting back to the 8km long ridge on this fantastic 7000m peak. This is a trip that is suitable for climbers with relatively little technical experience but one that will challenge even seasoned climbers with its altitude, cold and demanding summit day.

Spantikinfo on our main site

Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Everest Base Camp
View from Ama Dablam © stu remensnyder
In the autumn we have our 10th year in a row planned on Ama Dablam in November and we know of no other western companies that have run 10 straight years on the 6865m peak.

We will be running a concurrent Everest base camp trek so family and friends can join you as you make your way to the peak and meet you when you are done to celebrate with a yak sizzler in Namche!

Ama Dablam info on our main site

Khumbu Peaks and Passes
Stupas near Pangboche
For intrepid trekkers or for those looking for a less technical expedition we offer the Island Peak option during the Everest base camp trek or a complete set of moderate peaks in one trip with our Khumbu Peaks and Passes which we are looking forward to running for our third straight year in October. Both trips have trekking-only components for family and friends who just want to enjoy the high mountain air but not the steep slopes!

Khumbu Peaks & Passes info on our main site

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak info on our main site

Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak)
Tharpu Chuli summit ridge
An often forgotten peak that is worth the attention is Tharpu Chuli (or "Tent Peak") which lies in the center of the Annapurna Sanctuary. This shark's fin of a peak rises up to just under 6000m and blesses any climber with extraordinary views of Annapurna's southwest face as well as an amazing 360° view of the massif which includes Machapucharre, Annapurna IV, Singhu Chuli and much more.
Tharpu Chuli info on our main site

So Much More
 In 2013 and 2014 we have an array of trips to countries around the world including Nepal India, Ecuador, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro. We have a trips for trekkers and climbers of all abilities so we can be sure to find one that fits your challenge and adventure level.

Enjoy looking through our list of trips and let us know how we can help you to have your dream trip!

Expeditions and Climbs at our main site

Treks and Walks at our main site

Ama Dablam BC © stu remensnyder

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