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Expedition Reports

The following notes summarise reports from the supported expeditions from 2009 to 2016. Reports can be refined by geographical area and purpose.

31 Expeditions found

Map of  Nepal

British Services Dhaulagiri Medical Research Expedition

Ref: 16/03
April - May 2016
Adrian Mellor, John O’Hara, David Woods, Matthew Barlow, and Mark Cooke
This was part of a much larger Joint Services expedition to the Dhaulagiri region, and involved the establishment of mechanisms associated with the development of Acute Mountain Sickness, and... Read more
Map of  Nepal


Ref: 16/18
April - May 2016
Andy Houseman, Jon Griffith
An attempt on the first ascent of the unclimbed North Ridge of Chamlang (7319m). They started with an ascent of Ama Dablam by the normal South West Ridge route. This was a work project, but provided... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Far West Nepal

Ref: 15/10
October 2015
Mick Fowler, Paul Ramsden, Steve Burns and Ian Cartwright
To make the first ascent of Gave Ding (6571m) via the North Face, followed if practical, by a ridge traverse to Lachama Chuli (6721m). Fowler and Ramsden reached the summit of Gave Ding via the... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Investigating Mass Loss Processes on Khumbu Glacier

Ref: 15/21
October - November 2015
Ann Rowan, Duncan Quincey, Scott Watson and Owen King
The objectives were to study how the Khumbu Glacier is responding to climate change. There was concern about the impact of the earthquakes in the area earlier in the year, but trails had been mostly... Read more
Map of  Nepal


Ref: 16/02
October - November 2015
Will Harris and Jon Gupta
The original objectives were to attempt an unclimbed line on Pharilapcha North Face, and a secondary target of Chhuphu in the Thame valley. They acclimatised on Lobuche East, and then, finding the... Read more
Map of  Nepal


Ref: 15/01
April - May 2015
Julian Freeman-Attwood, Ed Douglas, Phil Bartlet Nick Colton, Skip Novak, and Crag Jones
The objective was to climb one of the 6000m peaks of the Gorakh Himal. After an 8 day approach march of they got to within 12kms of the mountain Gorakh Kang. Very heavy snowfall prevented them... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Anidesha Chuli

Ref: 14/03
April - May 2014
Paul Hersey, Shelley Hersey, and John Price
Anidesha Chuli (6900m), aka White Wave, is located in North-eastern Nepal, and had been attempted by another New Zealand party a year earlier. The approach was from Kathmandu to Taplejung by bus,... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Lumba Sumba Peak

Ref: 14/15
April - May 2014
Paul Vardy, Helen Caunce, Dave Barker, Rory Sellar, Ken Hopper, and Phil Booth
Lumba Sumba (5672m) is located in Eastern Nepal, and forms the watershed of the Arun and Tamor river systems. The approach was by air and Jeep to Taplejung, and 11 days in the approach and setting... Read more
Map of  Nepal


Ref: 12/06
September - November 2012
Nick Bullock with Andy Houseman (UK)
This team hoped to make the first ascent of the 2000m North Face of Chamlang (7300m) from the secluded Hongu valley, situated a week’s trek from Lukla. The peak was known to have had at least four... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Gorakh Himal

Ref: 12/08
September - October 2012
Julian Freeman-Attwood with Phil Bartlett, Nick Colton & Ed Douglas
The Gorakh Himal range lies in the far west of Nepal between the Changla Himal and the Kanta Himal, and close to the border with Tibet: partly due to the 9 day approach march it has had very few... Read more