Nepal Trip Reports, winter Skiing and Climbing
Our Nepal climbing and trekking season has drawn to a close. Overall, it’s been a pretty successful season, though teams experienced mixed weather with some luckier than others. We’ve had groups in the Khumbu region, Mera, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Sanctuary, Mardi Himal/Kopra Ridge, Dhaulagiri Circuit, Dolpo and the Makalu-Barun National Park. The overwhelming news with regards to post-earthquake Nepal is that there is no reason not to visit any of these areas. Indeed, we saw little evidence of the earthquake, apart from in villages such as Thame where very old houses built with stones have collapsed, and plenty of cracked stupas. You can read some of the Trip Reports from this season here.
“Having been on a few expeditions with Jagged Globe, I have never been disappointed. It is, quite frankly, in my opinion, the best UK company in it’s field.” Thanks Tim! (who is recently back from Nepal and the Dhaulagiri Circuit)
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Off Piste Skiing availability until end of January
In case you hadn’t heard, it’s snowing in the Alps with many resorts opening early, including Courchevel, Engelberg, Verbier and Ischgl. We still have some spots on December and January Off Piste skiing courses. We have 5 places left on the Early Season Ski Weekend.
Sucess in Mexico
Debbie Laugharne’s team are back home having had a successful expedition to Mexico, climbing four peaks, including Orizaba, the country’s highest and the highest volcano in North America. One team member commented “It was an excellent trip with a good variety of climbing.
Brit rock tour Sheffield 30 November
Jagged Globe is a sponsor of the ‘Brit Rock Film Tour’ event in Sheffield on Monday 30 November 8 – 10pm at Sheffield Students’ Union Auditorium. Leading adventure film maker Alastair Lee is back with a brand new mountain film for 2015 ‘The Citadel’, featuring UK alpinists
Jagged Globe gift vouchers are now available in the Jagged Globe shop. They are available in any multiple of £10 and can be used in the shop or against any of our trips. The gift voucher will be posted out to you, but if you would like the voucher to be sent to a different.
Kyajo Ri team summit
Kyajo Ri (6,186m) update. Leader, Matt Parkes phoned from base camp to report that 10 out of 12 team members summited on Tuesday and Wednesday morning with Matt and our Sherpa team. The forecast had been poor, with high winds expected
Christmas dinner – After dinner speaker: Ian Parnell
We will be hosting a Christmas Dinner at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall on Saturday 12 December 2015 for our leaders, guides, climbers, trekkers and skiers. Alpinist, mountain photographer and film-maker, Ian Parnell, will give a multi-media presentation after dinner and we will
NEW Black Diamond Avalanche Airbags
We have the new Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Avalanche Airbags in stock for purchase (£800), loan (Off Piste Intro courses only) or hire (£70 for a long weekend, £120 a week*).
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