plans for Tibet have solidified. new areas are being scheduled, permits are being shuffled and the climbing being analyzed. with 6 months to go it’s time to set a course with training, gearing up and getting your head in the game.
this all means new positions have opened up for some objectives – all of them first ascents, minimal footprint and to barely mapped areas.
this time round we have new data, new freedoms, new ideas and a new capacity to get things done – and with all this we are headed to a new area to take on significantly grander objectives. in keeping with our ethic of minimally supported, low impact and clean-style climbing we are heading further onto the plateau and to higher peaks. its a logical next step into wilder territory to put our expanded capacity into action
6000m, unclimbed, unexplored: these are not the peaks we are going to, the real ones are secret and a lot more dramatic
what you need to know:
world class objectives. +5500m unclimbed peaks in areas with considerable interest but almost no action – done in the best style possible
all redtape covered (permits, visa support, intro letters, liaison, fees, security briefings, more permits)
all team supplies included (tents, stoves, fuel, ropes, team hardware,basecamp food, emergency supplies etc)
all transport and travel details included (meals, vehicles, translation and hotels)
solid scheduling. experience and China’s infrastructure mean we can schedule a first ascent into a 2 week timeline that includes sane acclimation and ‘off-days’ and puts us on the mountain in peak condition
lead and supported by real people with extensive Tibet climbing experience, first ascent experience and intimate knowledge of the geography and politics
minimally supported which means no porters, no guides, no staff. after being dropped off we are on our own with a unique degree of freedom hard earned over 20 years
clean style means no bolts, no route fixing, alpine-style, acclimating on site, leaving as little as possible behind
minimalist, alpine-style, unsupported and daring: it wont always be easy but it will be to the coolest places you can imagine