Leon near the summit of Changuch on the first ascent. Nanda Devi & Nanda Devi East beyond.
An alpine start on the South Flank of Nanda Lapak with Nanda Devi East beyong, Indian Himalaya
The North West Ridge of Changuch. The route used by first ascentionists, Winchester, Guest, Sain, Moran & Jarvis, June 2009.
The 3 Essentials
Mango Chutney, Disinfectant Gel and Glen Livet, the 3 Essentials of expedition life, Nanda Devi East Base Camp
Yeti footprint compared to a size 10 Scarpa Vega boot print at the Mera La, Nepalese Himalaya
Yeti tracks lead off in to the distance over pristine snow near the Mera La, Nepalese Himalaya
Evererest & Lhotse
Mount Everest and the South Face of Lhotse from high on Mera Peak, Nepalese Himalaya
High Altitude Trekking on the Mera Peak summit day, The Eastern Nepalese Himalaya (toward Kanchenjunga) beyond
Cristoph carefully negotiating a glacial approach on the approach to 'Chikari Beag' Hindu Raj, Pakistan
Prayer Flags Ama Dablam
Tibetan Prayer flags brighten up C1 on the SW Ridge of Ama Dablam, Nepal. Taweche and Cho Oyu beyond.
Steve Ashworth low on the glacier on route for the first ascent of 'Chikari Beag' (centre right), Hindu Raj, Pakistan
International Youth Expedition Pakistan
All the members of the 1999 UIAA International Youth Expedition to the Hindu Raj, Pakistan. British members Steve Ashworth in green, top row 2nd from L. Rob Jarvis, light grey t-shirt, top row centre.
Sam & Alex On The Summit Of Denali
Denali Summit (6168m) After a long & physical ascent. Well done Sam & Alex and delighted to hear how useful the expedition training was.
Technical Mixed Climbing Training in The Mont Blanc Massif
Mixed climbing in the Northern European Alps can provide excellent technical expedition training, as can the Scottish Highlands in winter.
Mollie Takes To The Ladders Through The Khumbu Icefall, Everest South Side
The passage through the Khumbu Icefall is a key section to be safely negotiated to reach the Western Cwm and on to the Lhotse Face & South Col. Confidence in both cramponing, general mountaineering movement skills and efficiently using the fixed lines is all required. Photo: Mollie Hughes.
Mollie Hughes On The Summit of Mount Everest (8848m)
After 18 months of rigorous training, 2 months living in the high mountain environment and 18 hours climbing in the oxygen less world above 8,000m – Mollie completed her challenge. On the 19th May 2012 Mollie became one of the youngest British climbers to summit Mount Everest at the age of 21. Photo: Mollie Hughes.
Julian & Joey Make a Mid Winter Ascent Of Jbel Toubkal, Moroccan High Atlas
Toubkal presents a physical but not very technical ascent from the Neltner Refuge to this 4165m summit. Climbed in January like this it can present a snowy, cold and wintery high mountain challenge, here used as part of the physical and kit testing training for a forthcoming Aconcagua trip. Good luck!