Latest NewsLast updated: 24th May 2013
Alpine Courses - June/early July availability(24th May)
Alpine North Face - 8 to 15 June (1 place)
You can book securely on-line via the website or call us on +44 (0) 112 276 3322 or 0845 345 8848. [read more]
Book in May and we'll donate to the MEF and HT(23rd 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.
Denali - 2014 season(23rd May)
The Denali climbing season is now in full swing with Jagged Globe climbers established in Basin Camp (14,200ft) and High Camp (17,200ft). The weather looks reasonable for the coming few days, so we could see our first summits so far this year. We have published dates for 2014, with prices being held for the time being. If you know you want to go to Denali next year and are keen to join one of the more popular mid-season dates, we recommend that you book soon. If you would like to discuss your suitability for the expedition and what you might do to prepare, please call us on 0845 345 8848. [read more about Denali (McKinley)]
Photos from Everest summits(21st May)
Everest 2013: One Team - 100% Success(20th May)
Nacer Ibnabdeljalil, Guy Munnoch and Guy Manning summited this morning with Sherpas, Dawa Gelji, Tashi and Karma. We believe this is the first Moroccan summit of Everest. All 24 members of the Jagged Globe climbing team have summited over 19/20 May, a fantastic achievement. Thank you to our Base Camp Manager and Chef, Gavin Melgaard, for keeping us updated through the night. Thank you also to our Sirdar, Pemma, and to all our Sherpas, without whom this would not be possible. For now, we wish the team a safe descent.
(Archive summit photo - look out for photos from the team on the website on Tuesday) [read more about Everest South Col]
2nd Everest summit push underway(19th May)
Between 0530 and 0830 this morning 7 climbers, leaders David Hamilton (7th Everest summit), Matt Parkes and Pasang, plus 8 of our incredibly strong Sherpas summited Everest. They had arrived at the South Col at around noon the previous day, then rested prior to a c2000 departure on 18 May. 3 Jagged Globe climbers; Nacer from Morocco (hoping to become the first Moroccan to summit Everest), Guy and Guy chose to remain on the South Col for a further 24 hours to give them more time to rest. They had already made the tough climb from Base Camp to Camp 2, Camp 2 to Camp 3 and Camp 3 to Camp 4 on the South Col over the previous 3 days. So, over the past 33 hours or so, they have been sleeping, eating, breathing in bottled oxygen and getting psyched up for the hardest days of their lives.
Right now (22.12 BST) all three climbers, plus their climbing Sherpas, are on one of the toughest sections of the climb, between the Balcony and the South Summit. It's dark. It's cold (gustier than last night) and all they are focussing on is the next step in front of them, illuminated by their head torches.
As the rest of the team are camping at the South Col having summited this morning, the climbers tonight will be communicating with some of the Sherpas on the South Col (who can see them for much of the route), rather than radioing down to base camp. If and when we hear news of their climb, we'll post updates via Twitter @jaggedglobe hashtag #everest
(Photo of members of 2012 team on arrival back at the South Col, showing the route to the summit behind them) [read more about Everest South Col]
18 members of Everest team summit 19 May(19th May)
All 18 Jagged Globe team members who left the South Col last night (18 May), reached the summit this morning (19 May). Three more, Nacer and the 2 Guys, are expected to go for it this evening, having had a rest on the South Col since getting there yesterday afternoon.
The weather seemed settled and not too windy, from what could be seen from Dan's live video interview from the summit with BBC News. It was, soon, the BBC's lead story! The weather is forecast to be better over the next few days so, it seems, the window is open with enough time to allow ascents for a couple of more days yet.
The summiteers so far are: James with Pasang and Jangbu, Matt and Dawa Tashi, John and Chonba, Dan (www.everestmillion.com) and Thundu, Trond and Tsering Pemba, Christian and Wangdi, Andrew and Pema Chiring, Dean and Kylu and David.
Many thanks to for Gavin, who is anchoring the ascent from base camp, and remains on duty till the team gets back to the South Col - it seems base camp is a harder place to communicate with easily, using VHF radio, than it is to chat to the BBC in London using an HTC Phone!
Best wishes to the Team for their descent. [read more about Everest South Col]
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]
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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..."
Everest 2013: One Team - 100% Success
Stok Kangri summer trips guaranteed
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Everest 2013 (in Progress)
"In spring 2013 we will plan and lead our 15th expedition to climb Everest is via the South Col route (we have also organised 3 expeditions to the North Ridge, 1 to the West Ridge and a..."
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