First ascent, Xialongrezha 5625m, West Face, Central couloir
’Standing Room Only’ 600m, 12 pitches, Russian grade 5A
Sichuan-Tibet border, China
winter 2016 / 17
this winters climbing is spread far and wide, from Iran to China and trips across the pacific. our time in Japan will be limited, with much of it already being scheduled.
to reduce communication issues whilst climbing internationally, please use iceclimbingjapan (at) hotmail (dot) com for ALL contact & inquiries
booking now are mt Fuji trips. we do a limited number each winter, more info here.
contact us early to get the dates you want.
our old ad from Alpinist magazine 2010 – but it still stands true. the nuts and bolts for alternative expeditions. what others wont, we will.
GEORGIA Mt USHBA
JAPAN WALLS & LINK-UPS
THE BLACK ARTS (ROPE SOLOING, DRYTOOLING & AID)
VANGUARD CLIMBING MEANS DOING WHAT WORKS WHEN THE RULES HAVE CHANGED. WHETHER ITS A FIRST ASCENT ON A TIBETAN 6000M UNNAMED PEAK, A WALL IN IRAN EVERYONE ELSE IS TOO SCARED OF, OR REINTERPRETING JAPANESE HARD ROUTES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL MINDSET, THE EVOLUTION OF CLIMBING HAS NEVER BEEN COMFORTABLE OR COVERED BY A GUIDEBOOK.
SINCE 2009 ICECLIMBINGJAPAN HAS PUT ITSELF ON THE LINE AND SHOWN THAT WHAT WE DO WORKS. EXPERIMENTING WITH WITH IDEAS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF JAPAN HAS TAKES US TO THE GREATER RANGES AND PLACES LIKE K2, EASTERN TIBET, KYRGYZSTAN & IRAN IN THE FINEST STYLE WE KNOW – SMALL GROUPS, FIRST ASCENTS, IN WITH THE LOCALS, INDEPENDENT & MINIMAL FOOTPRINT.
LIFE IS SHORT. DEMAND IS HIGH. SOME CHANCES DON’T COME TWICE.
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