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    • 02/28/2019
    • 03/06/2019
    • Cody, WY
    • 0
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    Join MAA in Cody for a stellar week of back-country ice climbing. This area is famous for adventurous multi-pitch ice climbing in an amazing mountain setting. We'll operate from a bunkhouse - no camping, just plenty of ice! For those who are experienced ice lead climbers or can follow WI4 and WI5. Loaner gear is available to paid members. Maximum of 6 participants. Recommended ICE 3 or equivalent experience. 

    Screened Event: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified and can pay the expedition fee.

    DETAILS:

    • DATES: Tuesday, February 28th to Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
    • LOCATION: Cody, Wyoming, Double XX Diamond Ranch Bunkhouse
    • COST: bunkhouse $39 per night per person, $10 for linens, 10% discount for AAC members. Payable upon arrival. 
    • EVENT LEADERS: Paul Shaughnessy, Frederick Lorenz
    • MIN / MAX: 3/6
    • PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, club loaner gear may be available (except footwear). Please let the event leader know if you need something
    • WHAT TO BRING: Warm boots, crampons, ice tools, harness, belay device, eye protection, biners, slings, any personal lead climbing or anchor building equipment, rope, cold weather clothing, shell layers, multiple socks and gloves, pack, sleeping bag, travel clothes.
    • MEDICAL: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • TRAVEL: Each person is responsible for their travel to the bunkhouse, either driving or flying. This will be coordinated as a group. 
    • LODGING: Bunkhouse is about an hour drive from Cody, and only a short drive from the ice climbing. Each person will pay for their own lodging upon arrival. 

    ITINERARY:

    • Thursday, February 28th: Arrive in Cody. Meet and proceed to bunkhouse, check in and prepare for the next 6 days.
    • Friday, March 1st - Tuesday, March 5th: Climbing multi-pitch back-country ice in teams of 2 or 3, return to the bunkhouse each night, or possibly drive into Cody.  
    • Wednesday, March 6th: Clean up, check out and proceed home. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Travel arrangements are separate. Flights can be arranged to Cody, remember winter time flights into Wyoming can be unreliable. Driving may also be hampered by winter storms and road closures.

    For more information or questions about this climbing event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.

    • 03/05/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WebEx Online Video Conference Call
    • 94
    Register

    Join a nationally certified MAA instructor live online for a conference call. Everyone is invited to join in the 30 minute discussion and Q & A on the topic. The training presentation will be briefly reviewed. If you are a paid member please view the corresponding online training videos prior. 

    DETAILS

    • This training discussion will review and answer questions about the knowledge and skills in ICE 1 and 2 - please watch the training video beforehand.
    • Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions!
    • For more information on the proposed annual schedule of training events, please see this document
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document


    • 03/08/2019
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • June Lake, Ca
    • 2
    Register

    Join MAA members in June Lake for water ice climbing on top rope! Depending upon conditions, we'll climb at Horsetail Falls or Roadside Ice. Prior experience climbing ice and snow is helpful, participants will be expected to know how to tie in and belay safely. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 10. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    What's happening: Ice climbing at Horsetail Falls or Roadside Ice, in June Lake. Top rope belays. Horsetail Falls has a steep 1.5 mile approach, possible treacherous stream crossing.

    Where to meet: At the barriers at the end of the Hwy 158, near the power plant. Even though this road is plowed, an AWD or 4WD may be needed.

    Event Leader: Darren Shutt, 916-872-3399

    Minimum / Maximum: 3,10

    What to bring: Mountaineering boots, sharp crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, belay device, warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, puffy, lunch, water, pack, trekking poles. Crampons and ice tools may be provided by MAA.

    Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    Additional Info: If conditions are not good or unsafe, this event may be cancelled or altered, even with very little notice. Driving on winter roads is hazardous, carry chains and plan extra time for travel.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 03/09/2019
    • 03/14/2019
    • Moab, UT
    • 0
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    Join MAA for 4 days of rock climbing in Indian Creek, Utah. Indian Creek is an iconic climbing area in the northern part of the Bears Ears National Monument in the canyonlands area near Moab in Utah, that is renowned for its sandstone crack climbing. The majority of the climbs are single & multi-pitch trad routes in the 5.10-5.12 range, so proficiency in multi-pitch trad climbing (ROCK 8; follow or lead) on crack routes at a minimum 5.10 level is required for participation on this event. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Single & multi-pitch trad climbing at Indian Creek, UT. 
    • Where to meet: TBD
    • Event Leaders: Todd Martin (949-922-2253; todd@mountainascent.org), Kelvin Nguyen, kelvin@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum/Maximum: 2/8
    • What to bring: harness, helmet, rock shoes, trad gear, belay device, nut tool, 5 locking carabiners, cordellette, webbing, slings, prusik, jacket, food, water, approach shoes, overnight camping gear. 
    • Costs: Expedition fee of $200 per participant. This covers EL travel costs, MAA gear, etc. Registration is confirmed upon payment of expedition fee.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Refund policy: Full refunds outside of 90 days, 50% refund between 30 and 90 days, no refund possible closer than 30 days.

    ITINERARY:

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 03/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/17/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Bridgeport, CA
    • 0
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    Join MAA on a winter ascent of Matterhorn Peak. This sharp granite peak is the king of the Sawtooth Range featuring a long couloir that leads to the summit spine. Proficiency in winter camping and climbing is required. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Matterhorn Peak, 12,279, East Couloir route, Class 3, snow up to 45 degrees. Multi-day ascent, winter camping, off trail navigation. TH is at Twin Lakes at 7,000'. Approach is about 5 miles and gains about 4,000'.
    • Where to meet: At the entrance to Annette's Mono Village Resort at 9:00 a.m. near Bridgeport Ca. Take the Twin Lakes road to the end. 
    • Event Leader: Doug Harris
    • Minimum / Maximum: 4/8
    • What to bring: Warm, stormproof layers for upper and lower body - 4 layers for upper and 3 layers for lower, minimum. 2 pair socks and gloves, warm mittens, warm headwear, sunglasses, goggles, gaiters. One runner or leash, harness, helmet, warm mountain boots, sharp steel crampons fit to your boots, mountain axe, food for 2 nights / 3 days, waterbottles with insulating sleeve, spoon, cup, warm sleeping bag, sleeping pads, trekking pole(s), snowshoes or skis, snow shovel. Equipment such as stove, pots, fuel and tents may be supplied by MAA. Bring what you have of these items and we'll select the group gear. Leave about 10 liters of space and up to 5 lbs for group gear. 
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: We'll be parking on the road outside the resort if the gates are not open. If we park in the resort, there may be a $10 fee.

    ITINERARY:

    • DAY 1: Friday March 15th - Meet at the entrance to Annette's Mono Village Resort at the end of Twin Lakes Road in Bridgeport, CA. Take care of gear, logistics. Walk to the TH and make the approx. 5 mile approach on snowshoes or skis, and establish basecamp near the base of Matterhorn Peak at about 10,600.
    • DAY 2: Saturday, March 16th - With an early start, ascend snow up the East Couloir to the summit spine, then scramble Class 3 rock to the summit. Descend to return to basecamp. 
    • DAY 3: Sunday, March 17th - Take down camp and return to the trailhead. Drive home. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 04/01/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04/03/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Bunny Flat trailhead, Mt. Shasta
    • 0
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    Join MAA members on Mt. Shasta for an ascent of the intriguing Sargents Ridge. This ridge climb provides the full mountain experience of steep snow, some exposure, a variety of terrain and a 7,000' ascent over two days. Team members should have solid alpine snow climbing, self arrest and winter camping skills. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 10. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Sargents Ridge, steep snow (50 degrees) some exposure, 7,000' ascent, winter camping.
    • Where to meet: 8:00 Bunny Flat trailhead
    • Event Leader: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org, Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / Maximum: 4,12
    • What to bring: List will be sent in body of registration confirmation email
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Shasta summit pass is required

    ITINERARY:

    • DAY 1: Meet and greet at Bunny Flat 8:00 am. Logistics. Ascend to basecamp on the ridge, dig in. Scout for tomorrow.
    • DAY 2: Pre-dawn start to attempt summit, descend back to basecamp
    • DAY 3: Weather / contingency day

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 05/23/2019
    • 05/28/2019
    • Mt. Rainier
    • 0
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    Join MAA members for an exciting technical ascent of Mt. Rainier via the classic Liberty Ridge route. This climb provides the full mountain experience of glacier travel, steep snow, and high-altitude ice climbing (AI2-AI3) in a variety of terrain and a 10,000' ascent over several days. We will ascend via Liberty Ridge and descend via the Emmons glacier. This is a Grade IV very strenuous technical climb and team members should have solid skill and experience in the following: snow camping at high elevation, snow and alpine ice climbing (up to AI3) with a full pack (we will carry full packs up and over the summit), glacier travel, and self-arrest & crevasse rescue training. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Liberty Ridge, steep snow and ice (up to 60 degrees), glacier travel, 10,000' ascent, winter camping. Ascending via the Emmons glacier is an second option if conditions are not good on Liberty Ridge.
    • Where to meet: GuestHouse in Enumclaw (1000 Griffin Ave, Enumclaw WA 98022) We have a couple rooms (2 queen beds in each) reserved and the cost for these is included in the expedition fee. 
    • Event Leaders: Todd Martin 949-922-2253 todd@mountainascent.org, Frederick Lorenz
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3,6
    • What to bring: List will be sent in body of registration confirmation email
    • Costs: Expedition fee of $370 per participant. This covers EL costs that could include airfare, car rental, hotel, permits, MAA gear, etc. Registration is confirmed upon payment of expedition fee. Before arrival (after joining the expedition), each climber must pay the Mount Rainer Climbing Cost Recovery Fee; $50 as of Feb. 2019. Without an annual NPS parks pass entry to the park is $30/vehicle.
    • Refund policy: Full refunds outside of 90 days, 50% refund between 30 and 90 days, no refund possible closer than 30 days. 
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Rainier climbing pass is required. This needs to be obtained in advance of the trip and can be done here.

    ITINERARY:

    Prior: TBD expedition team conference call to coordinate logistics, and a training event, probably eastern Sierra.

    • DAY 1, Thursday, May 23rd: Travel to Seattle (target arrival 8pm or earlier)
    • DAY 2, Friday, May 24th: Hike to camp 1. 
    • DAY 3, Saturday, May 25th: Hike/climb to Thumb Rock.
    • DAY 4, Sunday, May 26th: Hike to summit / Camp Sherman
    • DAY 5, Monday, May 27th: Exit/Weather day.
    • DAY 6, Tuesday, May 28th: Depart Seattle Late (6pm or after)

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    • 09/30/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/19/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Nepal
    • 0
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    Join MAA members in Nepal to climb Kyajo Ri, a stunning 20,295' peak in the Khumbu. This expedition features the complete alpine experience on an uncrowded beauty - steep alpine ice and rock climbing that leads to an airy summit with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Participants must be proficient in ice climbing, rock climbing, and glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 9 participants. 

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 

    BRIEF DETAILS:

    (FULL TRIP DETAILS WILL BE SUPPLIED TO CONFIRMED EXPEDITION TEAM)

    • What's happening: Kyajo Ri, 20,295'. Steep alpine ice up to 65 degrees and rock climbing up to 5.7 in alpine style, teams of 2 or 3. Sixteen days of international travel, high altitude trekking, incredible culture and food, and fast and light alpine climbing with your team. No fixed lines, Less popular peak. No oxygen required, but will be available in emergencies. Sherpa support. To prep, attend team conference calls and training opportunities spring and summer 2019. Share the itinerary with the Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu teams. Rock your mind in one of the most amazing places on the planet.
    • Participant Expedition Fees: TBD. Estimated to be between $2,000 - $3,000 per person. This covers our costs with our excellent in-country partner Top Himalayan Guides, which provides all our accommodations for the trek and the climb, trekking and basecamp food, Sherpa trekking and on-mountain support, flights to Lukla, Nepal permits, MAA operations fee, MAA gear, a portion of EL flights and participant fees, and costs for offering prior training dates with the team. A minimum of 6 participants is required to make the expedition feasible. Fee must be paid to confirm registration, and can be paid in portions, if requested.
    • Participant Expedition Fees do not cover round-trip flight to Kathmandu, summit day food, summit day bonus, and meals in Kathmandu.
    • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 90 days, 50% refund 60-90 days, no refund closer than 60 days from departure.
    • Event Leaders: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org, Todd Martin, todd@mountainascent.org, and Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / maximum participants: 6/9
    • Nepal partner: Top Himalayan Guides will be assisting with logistics, permits, certified personnel and general expedition support.
    • Special note on travel: The exact itinerary is dependent upon a number of factors such as weather, mountain conditions, and team dynamics which may affect the actual day we are back in Kathmandu by several days. Recommend to not schedule flights home until we return to Kathmandu. If you do schedule a return flight, it likely may get changed - moved up or back. 
    • What to bring: Comprehensive list will be supplied to the confirmed team. You will need warm double boots, mittens and all cold weather technical mountaineering climbing and camping equipment, as well as trekking clothes and gear, and travel clothes. We will have sherpa support. There are no fixed lines on Kyajo Ri - all climbing is alpine style. Shelter and meals will be supplied by Top Himalayan Guides.
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    SIMPLIFIED ITINERARY:

    Prior: One of two weekday evening conference call(s), TBD. Confirmed team members will be notified of exact day and time.
    Prior: One or two t
    raining climbs in CA in spring and summer, TBD.


    • DAY 1: Sunday, Sept. 29th or Monday, Sept. 30th - Leave the US.
    • DAY 2: Tuesday, Oct. 1st - Arrive in Kathmandu early in the morning. Orientation with THG. Logistics, packing.
    • DAY 3: Wednesday, Oct. 2nd - Flight into Lukla.
    • DAY 4: Thursday, Oct. 3rd - Flight to Lukla contingency day /trek to Phakding
    • DAY 5: Friday, Oct. 4th - Trek to Namche Bazaar explore the beautiful village and enjoy a night in an excellent tea house with full services. 
    • DAY 6: Saturday, Oct. 5th - Acclimatization Day, Trek to nearby Stupas or relax in the village. Return to Nacho Bazaar to the same tea house.
    • DAY 7: Sunday, Oct. 6th - Trek to Dole a beautiful village in route to Gokyo Lakes. We will stop for lunch in Phortse and check out the Khumbu Climbing Center.
    • DAY 8: Monday, Oct. 7th -We trek to Gokyo and enjoy some amazing views of surrounding peaks and get a closer view of Kyajo Ri.
    • DAY 9: Tuesday, Oct. 8th - Acclimatization day in Gokyo. Climb Gokyo Ri a nearby small peak or relax in town with the beautiful views.
    • DAY 10: Wednesday, Oct. 9th - We now turn our attention to Kyajo Ri and trek back south to Machhermo 
    • DAY 11: Thursday, Oct. 10th - Trek to Kyajo Ri Basecamp
    • DAY 12: Friday, Oct. 11th - Kyajo Ri Summit attempt and try and trek back to Machhermo
    • DAY 13: Saturday, Oct. 12th - Trek back to Namche Bazaar and start preparing for departure of separate teams.
    • DAY 14: Sunday, Oct. 13th - Built in Contingency day we can use anytime if needed, or trek to Lukla
    • DAY 15: Monday, Oct. 14th - Back in Lukla. Flights out to Kathmandu.
    • DAY 16: Tuesday, Oct. 15th - Kathmandu, arranging flights home.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 09/30/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/25/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Nepal
    • 0

    Join MAA members to return to Nepal to climb Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. Absolutely captivating and austere at 22,349' this is one of the most coveted and most attempted mountains in the Himalaya. This expedition features climbing and camping on the precipitous NW ridge, challenging steep alpine ice and rock climbing, and a magnificent ascent to breath-taking views of Everest and other 8,000 meter peaks. Participants must be experienced climbers with high altitude experience and independently proficient in ice climbing, rock climbing, and glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 5 participants. 

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 

    BRIEF DETAILS:

    (FULL TRIP DETAILS WILL BE SUPPLIED TO CONFIRMED EXPEDITION TEAM)

    • What's happening: Ama Dablam 22,349', SW ridge, steep snow and alpine ice up to 65 degrees and rock climbing up to 5.8, teams of 2 or 3. Two camps above basecamp, and single push strategy, with multiple days built in for weather / contingencies. Climb Kyajo Ri for acclimatization just prior. Twenty five days of international travel, high altitude trekking, incredible culture and food, and incredible alpine climbing and mountaineering with your team. Fixed lines and set camps on Ama Dablam, no fixed lines and set camps on Kyajo RiNo oxygen required, but will be available in emergencies. Sherpa support. To prep, attend team conference calls and training opportunities spring and summer 2019. Share the itinerary with the Kyajo Ri and Cho Oyu teams. 
    • Participant Expedition Fees: TBD. Estimated to be between $6,500 - $7,000 per person. This covers our costs with our excellent in-country partner Top Himalayan Guides, which provides all our accommodations and food for the treks and the climb of both mountains, Sherpa trekking and on-mountain support, flights to Lukla, Nepal permits, MAA operations fee, MAA gear, a portion of EL flights and participant fees, and costs for offering prior training dates with the team. A minimum of 3 participants is required to make the expedition feasible. Fee must be paid to confirm registration, and can be paid in portions, if requested.
    • Participant Expedition Fees do not cover round-trip flight to Kathmandu, summit day food, summit day bonus, and meals in Kathmandu.
    • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 90 days, 50% refund 60-90 days, no refund closer than 60 days from departure.
    • Event Leaders: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / maximum participants: 3/5
    • Nepal partner: Top Himalayan Guides will be assisting with logistics, permits, certified personnel and general expedition support.
    • Special note on travel: The exact itinerary is dependent upon a number of factors such as weather, mountain conditions, and team dynamics which may affect the actual day we are back in Kathmandu by several days. Recommend to not schedule flights home until we return to Kathmandu. If you do schedule a return flight, it likely may get changed - moved up or back. 
    • What to bring: Comprehensive list will be supplied to the confirmed team. You will need warm double boots, mittens and all cold weather technical mountaineering climbing and camping equipment, as well as trekking clothes and gear, and travel clothes. We will have sherpa support. Shelter and meals will be supplied by Top Himalayan Guides.
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    SIMPLIFIED ITINERARY:

    Prior: One of two weekday evening conference call(s), TBD. Confirmed team members will be notified of exact day and time.
    Prior: One or two t
    raining climbs in CA in spring and summer, TBD.
    • DAY 1: Sunday, Sept. 29th or Monday, Sept. 30th - Leave the US.
    • DAY 2: Tuesday, Oct. 1st - Arrive in Kathmandu early in the morning. Orientation with THG. Logistics, packing.
    • DAY 3: Wednesday, Oct. 2nd - Flight into Lukla. Begin Trekking.
    • DAY 4: Thursday, Oct. 3rd - Namche Bazaar.
    • DAY 5: Friday, Oct. 4th - Trekking, option acclimatization peak.
    • DAY 6: Saturday, Oct. 5th - Enter Kyajo Ri valley.
    • DAY 7: Sunday, Oct. 6th - Establish basecamp.
    • DAY 8: Monday, Oct. 7th - Summit attempt.
    • DAY 9: Tuesday, Oct. 8th - Summit attempt, contingency day.
    • DAY 10: Wednesday, Oct. 9th - Summit attempt, contingency day.
    • DAY 11: Thursday, Oct. 10thSummit attempt, contingency day.
    • DAY 12: Friday, Oct. 11th - Leaving Kyajo Ri Valley.
    • DAY 13: Saturday, Oct. 12th - Trekking back.
    • DAY 14: Sunday, Oct. 13th - Back in Namche Bazaar. Ama Dablam team splits off to go to Basecamp.
    • DAY 15: Monday, Oct. 14th - Trekking
    • DAY 16: Tuesday, Oct. 15th - Ama Basecamp
    • DAY 17: Wednesday, Oct. 16th - Basecamp rest day, contingency day
    • DAY 18: Thursday, Oct. 17th - Climb to Camp 1
    • DAY 19: Friday, Oct. 18th - Climb to Camp 2
    • DAY 20: Saturday, Oct. 19th - Summit day
    • DAY 21: Sunday, Oct. 20th - Summit day, contingency
    • DAY 22: Monday, Oct. 21st - Trekking back
    • DAY 23: Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Namche Bazaar
    • DAY 24: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd - Flight out of Lukla to Kahtmandu
    • DAY 25: Thursday, Oct. 24th - Flights out of Kathmandu

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 09/30/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/25/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Nepal
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    Join MAA members to climb Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world. Considered one of the easiest 8,000 meter peaks, Cho Oyu is still a world-class achievement and a serious understaking. This expedition features classic expedition mountaineering and the experience of a lifetime with your MAA team. Participants must be experienced climbers with high altitude experience and independently proficient in cold-weather, high altitude climbing, and glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 8 participants. 

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 

    BRIEF DETAILS:

    (FULL TRIP DETAILS WILL BE SUPPLIED TO CONFIRMED EXPEDITION TEAM)

    • What's happening: Cho Oyu 22,349', SW ridge, steep snow and alpine ice up to 65 degrees and rock climbing up to 5.8, teams of 2 or 3. Two camps above basecamp, and single push strategy, with multiple days built in for weather / contingencies. Climb Kyajo Ri for acclimatization just prior. Twenty five days of international travel, high altitude trekking, incredible culture and food, and incredible alpine climbing and mountaineering with your team. Fixed lines and set camps on Ama Dablam, no fixed lines and set camps on Kyajo RiNo oxygen required, but will be available in emergencies. Sherpa support. To prep, attend team conference calls and training opportunities spring and summer 2019. Share the itinerary with the Kyajo Ri and Cho Oyu teams. 
    • Participant Expedition Fees: TBD. Estimated to be between $8,000 - $11,000 per person. This covers our costs with our excellent in-country partner Top Himalayan Guides, which provides all our accommodations and food for the treks and the climb of both mountains, Sherpa trekking and on-mountain support, flights to Lukla, Nepal permits, MAA operations fee, MAA gear, a portion of EL flights and participant fees, and costs for offering prior training dates with the team. A minimum of 4 participants is required to make the expedition feasible. Fee must be paid to confirm registration, and can be paid in portions, if requested.
    • Participant Expedition Fees do not cover round-trip flight to Kathmandu, summit day food, summit day bonus, and meals in Kathmandu.
    • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 120 days, 50% refund 120-90 days, no refund closer than 90 days from departure.
    • Event Leaders: Paul Shaughnessy paul@mountainascent.org, Todd Martin, todd@mountainascent.org. 
    • Minimum / maximum participants: 4/8
    • Nepal partner: Top Himalayan Guides will be assisting with logistics, permits, certified personnel and general expedition support.
    • Special note on travel: The exact itinerary is dependent upon a number of factors such as weather, mountain conditions, and team dynamics which may affect the actual day we are back in Kathmandu by several days. Recommend to not schedule flights home until we return to Kathmandu. If you do schedule a return flight, it likely may get changed - moved up or back. 
    • What to bring: Comprehensive list will be supplied to the confirmed team. You will need warm double boots, mittens and all cold weather technical mountaineering climbing and camping equipment, as well as trekking clothes and gear, and travel clothes. We will have sherpa support. Shelter and meals will be supplied by Top Himalayan Guides.
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    SIMPLIFIED ITINERARY:

    Prior: One of two weekday evening conference call(s), TBD. Confirmed team members will be notified of exact day and time.
    Prior: One or two t
    raining climbs in CA in spring and summer, TBD.
    • DAY 1: Sunday, Sept. 29th or Monday, Sept. 30th - Leave the US.
    • DAY 2: Tuesday, Oct. 1st - Arrive in Kathmandu early in the morning. Orientation with THG. Logistics, packing.
    • DAY 3: Wednesday, Oct. 2nd - Flight into Lukla. Begin Trekking.
    • DAY 4: Thursday, Oct. 3rd - Namche Bazaar.
    • DAY 5: Friday, Oct. 4th - Trekking, option acclimatization peak.
    • DAY 6: Saturday, Oct. 5th - Enter Kyajo Ri valley.
    • DAY 7: Sunday, Oct. 6th - Establish basecamp.
    • DAY 8: Monday, Oct. 7th - Summit attempt.
    • DAY 9: Tuesday, Oct. 8th - Summit attempt, contingency day.
    • DAY 10: Wednesday, Oct. 9th - Summit attempt, contingency day.
    • DAY 11: Thursday, Oct. 10thSummit attempt, contingency day.
    • DAY 12: Friday, Oct. 11th - Leaving Kyajo Ri Valley.
    • DAY 13: Saturday, Oct. 12th - Trekking back.
    • DAY 14: Sunday, Oct. 13th - Back in Namche Bazaar. Ama Dablam team splits off to go to Basecamp.
    • DAY 15: Monday, Oct. 14th - Flights out of Lukla to Kathmandu
    • DAY 16: Tuesday, Oct. 15th - Driving around to China
    • DAY 17: Wednesday, Oct. 16th - Trekking into basecamp
    • DAY 18: Thursday, Oct. 17th - High camp
    • DAY 19: Friday, Oct. 18th - High camp
    • DAY 20: Saturday, Oct. 19th - Summit attempt
    • DAY 21: Sunday, Oct. 20th - Summit attempt
    • DAY 22: Monday, Oct. 21st - Back to basecamp
    • DAY 23: Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Trekking
    • DAY 24: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd - Driving back to Kathmandu
    • DAY 25: Thursday, Oct. 24th - Flights out of Kathmandu

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.



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