Latest NewsLast updated: 19th May 2013
Book in May and we'll donate to the MEF and HT(16th May)
May 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest and the 20th anniversary of our first expedition to climb the mountain. To celebrate these milestones, we will donate £60 for every expedition and trek bookings and £20 for courses bookings, split equally between the Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) and Himalayan Trust UK (HT), for bookings made up to and including 29 May - where "JG60th" is quoted on booking. The MEF was founded after the successful ascent of Everest in 1953, to encourage and support 'exploration of the mountain regions of the earth'. The Himalayan Trust "works to the guiding principles laid down by Sir Edmund Hillary when he founded the Trust", focussing on the education and health of people living in the Solukhumbu and Kangchenjunga regions of Nepal.
Mera Peak - Autumn 2014 early booking discounts(15th May)
Booking early helps us a great deal. Therefore, there is an early booking discount on Autumn 2014 Mera Peak expeditions, tapered as follows (for the first 4 people to book each trip): £200 off if booked before the end of June 2013, £150 off if booked in July and August 2013, and £100 off if booked in September 2013. There are only 4 discounted places available on each departure, so if you know you want to climb Mera with us in autumn 2014, book now!*
*Deposits are non-refundable, but are transferable - see booking conditions
There are still places remaining on our autumn 2013 expeditions. Our spring 2014 expedition is now Triple-Locked and guaranteed to go ahead on the published dates. [read more about Mera Peak]
Stok Kangri summer trips guaranteed(15th May)
Both our 26 July and 9 August expedition to climb Stok Kangri in Northern India are Triple-Locked and guaranteed to go ahead on the published dates. There are still places on each team, both of which will be led by Philip Pearson. Philip has just returned from a successful Mera Peak expedition, where 6 of those who have so far returned their feedback forms rated his leadership as "Excellent". [read more about Stok Kangri]
Kilimanjaro - Win an Annapurna Down Jacket(10th May)
Probably the most trusted down jacket of all time - the Mountain Equipment Annapurna.
Book a summer Kilimanjaro Lemosho Glades trek to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, leaving between 6th July and 7th September, and you'll be entered into a prize-draw to win an M.E. Annapurna Jacket: "A proven classic for Greater Rangers mountaineering and polar regions."
There’s no substitute for first-hand expertise so please call us and we’d be delighted to talk you through every step of the journey, from home to Africa’s Summit and back again. [read more] or [read more about Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Glades]
Cho Oyu 2013 expedition(5th May)
On 7 September the 2013 Jagged Globe Cho Oyu expedition will arrive in Kathmandu, before travelling overland to Tibet. We climb Cho Oyu every autumn and it is generally considered to be the 'easiest' of the 8,000m peaks, not that climbing at 8,000m is ever easy! Cho Oyu does not have the objective hazards associated with some of the other 8,000ers, and is often attempted by those who have climbed Denali or a 7,000m peak, such as Baruntse. It is frequently used as preparation for Everest. This will be our 17th expedition to the mountain and places are available to mountaineers who have climbed at PD/AD and on peaks over 6,000m. Our team will be well supported with 1 Sherpa for every team member. Please contact us now if you would like to know more about our team. [read more about Cho Oyu]
2 places on Kilimanjaro Western Breach - 16 Sept(4th May)
Do you want to climb Kilimanjaro by the most exciting scrambling route? This early autumn we have a trip via the Umbwe/Western Breach routes, following an acclimatisation ascent of nearby Mount Meru (4,556m). There are now just 2 places remaining on the 16 September expedition. In addition to this route, we have departures throughout the summer for the Lemosho Glades route - the best trekking route to the summit of Africa's highest mountain. And don't forget, for any bookings made before 29 May, we will donate £60 to the Mount Everest Foundation and Himalayan Trust. [read more about Kilimanjaro - Western Breach]
2 places on Mera Peak 18 October(29th Apr)
There are now just 2 places remaining on Adele Pennington's Mera expedition (18 October to 10 November). There are also places on our 25 October departure. [read more about Mera Peak]
Aconcagua - book now to avoid disappointment(26th Apr)
Our high season Christmas/New Year Aconcagua expedition is now fully booked. This is one of 4 departures next season (Dec '13 - end Jan '14), led by regular Jagged Globe leaders, Andy Chapman and Mungo Ross. Aconcagua is often referred to as the "highest trekking peak in the world", which is something of a misnomer as it is most definitely a tough mountaineering expedition, albeit involving no technical climbing. If you think you might be up to the challenge and would like to join a well-resourced and supported team, please call us to find out more. Many of those who summit Aconcagua go on to attempt Denali - North America's highest mountain, and eventually to attempt an 8,000m peak. [read more about Aconcagua]
Khumbu Climber 12 Oct - last few places(25th Apr)
There are now just 3 places remaining on this guaranteed departure (12 Oct to 8 Nov '13). The leader is Tony Halliwell (MIC). Tony has led previous expeditions for us to Nepal and is a Course Director on our Scottish Winter Courses. [read more about Khumbu Climber]
Aconcagua 17 Dec '13 - 1 place(25th Apr)
There is now just 1 place remaining on our high season (17 Dec '13 to 7 Jan '14) Aconcagua expedition. The expedition leader is Andy Chapman (at least 4 previous Aconcagua expeditions, plus summits of Cho Oyu, Everest and numerous other big mountains). We have places on our other departures next season (Mungo Ross is leading the 1 December and 10 January departures). [read more about Aconcagua]
2014 Ski Peview(24th Apr)
We are mailing out our 2014 Ski Preview PDF next week, so let us know if you would like to receive one and are not currently on our mailing list? Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can download a copy here [2.4Mb]. All of the Off Piste courses are currently available to book on-line, with the Ski Mountaineering and Adventure Ski trips available to book on-line very soon. [read more]
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Book in May and we'll donate to the MEF and HT
"May 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest and the 20th..."
Stok Kangri summer trips guaranteed
Kilimanjaro - Win an Annapurna Down Jacket
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