Thursday, 21 May 2009 00:00

Expedition and Fitness courses

EXPEDITION TRAINING Recommended for those going on expeditions such as Aconcagua/Elbrus/Denali/etc Campcraft ~ Tents and equipment ~ Glacier travel technique ~ Night walk _________________________ FITNESS ASSESMENT Recommended for those going trekking high mountains such as: Kilimanjaro ~ Everest Base camp ~ Elbrus ~ Aconcagua ~ Alps Both Training courses available monthly. ____________________________
Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

Treks and Seven Summit Expeditions


Aconcagua, Argentina

The highest peak on the South American Continent and a continental high point for those endeavoring to complete the Seven Summits Challenge. It is a trekking peak that can be completed by most fit people that can acclimatize to the altitude. Also get a chance to see Mendoza. High success rate.

Grade: Intermediate/Experienced

Date: January 04th -25th 2010

Price: 4950 euro

Flights - Transport - Accommodation - Guides - Food

Land Only Options Available All Climbing Year
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Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa

Our trip will take us on an adventure of a life time to the highest mountain on the African Continent, Kilimanjaro. Then we go on safari to see Africa’s wild life to Lake Manayara and Ngorongoro the crater of the rain gods. 95%+ summit success rate.

Grade: Beginner

Dates: 25th Jan - 09th Feb 2010
(June/ July- Charity Climb & Sept)
Price: 3300euro
Add Ons available- Safari, Zanzibar & Mt Meru

Flights - Transport - Accommodation - Guides - Food
Land Only Options Available All Year
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Everest Base Camp, Nepal

An exciting opportunity for walkers and adventurers to trek through the most amazing landscapes in the world. Each day's trek is more spectacular than the day before as we make our way deeper into the mountains to reach Everest Base Camp. High success rate

Grade: Beginner/ Intermediate

Date: 03rd- 22nd April 2010
Add on Available Island Peak

Price: 3250euro (4000euro Island Peak)

Flights - Transport - Accommodation - Guides - Food
Land Only Options Available All Trekking Year
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ELBRUS - Russia

Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, we spend a few days in the valleys around this Mountain gaining height, acclimatising. The trip also includes a day discovering Moscow. The 2007 expedition saw all climbers summiting. 2008 team leave this week!! Small groups!

Grade: Beginner/ Intermediate with training

Date: 29th July-13th August 2010

Price: 3950 euro

Flights - Transport - Accommodation - Guides - Food
Land Only Options Available All Climbing Year
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We also cater for the independent traveler/ Land Only pricing. Contact us to custom build your trip

Also check out our section http://www.patfalvey.com/independent.htm

Please visit our gallery to see some great images of previous expeditions and training..Gallery
Tuesday, 19 May 2009 00:00

Feedback and Trip Report

All gear has been washed and aired and packed away- not to far back in the closet though! After a mind-blowing trip, I have the pleasure of looking at everyone's pictures and videos to compile a disc of our trek and each picture brings me back to the Himalayas, back to some of the most breath taking scenery imaginable, and back to an experience of a lifetime.

In being asked to compile a trip report, I was hesitant as each person went on the trip for a different reason- whether it was to get an insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people in this fascinating country, or to experience the Himalayas first hand, or to see the sun on the snow capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier from the summit of Kala Pattaror or indeed to catch a glimpse of the goddess herself, Mt Everest and fantastic weather allowed us to see that on many a day past Deboche (thankfully heh Sue?)
And everyone took something different from the 18 days. Some feedback received to date on the experience and the trip includes

''This was the trip of a lifetime. We were blessed with superb weather every day which gave us incredible views of the mountains. I strongly recommend anyone going on this trek takes as many photo's and videos as possible to look at when you get back home. I'm glad I did. Many thanks to Jerry and Lorraine for getting us there''- Sue

''Overall, a very positive experience- trip of a lifetime. Tough & Rough but totally worth the effort, cursing and breathlessness''- Mary

''Just recovering from my chest infection and adjusting to reality. Yes the trip was a great experience and I was glad to have made it to base camp, with everyones support and help''- Willie

''Gerry is a great guide. He is enthusiastic, encouraging, extremely patient, great to coax you on another bit and good fun. Lorraine was marvelous also''- Mary

''Thank you to everyone at The Mountain Lodge for helping me realize my dream'- Mary

''This was a very good trip with a great sense of achievement''- Willie

''Trip of a lifetime.. Most amazing place on this planet... Life changing experience. Made great friendship with lads.. two brilliant guides and friends and one place I definitely fell in love with''- Chris

It can't be denied that the trek was a challenge that pushed limits with some tough sections especially along the Khumbu glacier. The challenge was part of my reason for wanting to trek to Everest Base Camp. It was also to stand in and see first hand mountains I had heard so much about. To walk away having made friends in Sue, Mary and Willie was an added bonus. To have shared this experience with Chris, a friend from our Mt Kilimanjaro trek in 2008 was fantastic and of course to Jerry, our wonderful leader, a good friend and a great inspiration. The group was completed by Dowa & Cami (our Sherpas) Psang and our 2 porters who provided us with alot of smiles, support and guidance for the trek. To many happy climbs ahead and to getting back one day to attempt Amadablam- a girl can dream can't she!!
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