Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

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  India

Talung North Pillar

Ref: 12/24
October - December 2012
Gavin Pike with James Clapham & Dave Searle
The rarely climbed Talung (7349m) lies above the Yalung Glacier on the Sikkim border next to Kangchenjunga, and has a very obvious arrow-straight line up its North Pillar. This had been attempted by... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Peak 41, Hongu Valley

Ref: 12/21
September - November 2012
Rob Greenwood with Jack Geldard
Peak 41 (6654m) has had several known ascents but all have been from the south. In the hope of making the first ascent of the more remote and complex North face, this pair made the longer trek to... Read more
Map of  Nepal


Ref: 11/19
October 2011
Mick Fowler with Graham Desroy, Jonny Ratcliffe & Dave Turnbull (UK)
The main objective of this very strong team was an unclimbed peak in the province of Mugu in Far West Nepal, marked on maps as Mugu Chulu (6310m). Although the area had previously been visited by... Read more
Map of  China

Lunag Massif

Ref: 11/25
September - November 2011
Steve Holmes with Neil Phillips plus Matt Welborn
The first ascent of Jobo Rinjang (6778m) by US climbers Gottlieb & Puryear in 2009 inspired these outdoor instructors to explore the Lunag mountain range further with the hope of making first... Read more
Map of  Nepal

British Far West Nepal

Ref: 11/01
April - May 2011
Julian Freeman-Attwood with Nick Colton and Ed Douglas (UK)
The mountains of West Nepal are far less frequented than the rest of the country, but during visits in 2007 and 2009, Freeman-Attwood made a number of first ascents which alerted him to the... Read more
Map of  Nepal


Ref: 11/11
April - May 2011
Andy Houseman and Nick Bullock (UK)
Kyashar (6769m) – previously known as Peak 43 – lies above the village of Tangnag in the Hinku Valley, and its summit was first reached in 2003 via the West Ridge and Face. In 2010, Houseman... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Solu Khumbu

Ref: 11/09
March - May 2011
Ben Dare with Steven Fortune and Mike Rowe (NZ)
The prime objectives of this team were to climb new routes on the NE Face of Kyajo Ri (6186m) and the SW Face of Kusum Kanguru (6367m), both designated as ‘Trekking Peaks’, and hence subject to... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Chamlang North Face

Ref: 10/11
November - December 2010
Graham Zimmerman (NZ/US) with Hayden Kennedy & Cory Richards (both US)
The original objective of this team was to visit the remote area between the Khumbu and Barun valleys, to attempt the North Face of Chamlang (7319m). However, in view of heavy snowfall and reports... Read more
Map of  Nepal

British Annapurna III

Ref: 10/20
April - May and October - November 2010
Nick Bullock with Pete Benson & Matt Helliker
Annapurna III (7555m) has always proved to be a challenge to mountaineers, and this team’s first attempt did not even reach Base Camp. Undeterred, they returned in the Autumn, when additional... Read more
Map of  Nepal

Parkin-Saunders Khumbu Winter 2009-10 Unclimbed Peaks

Ref: 10/01
January - February 2010
Andy Parkin with Victor Saunders
Although most climbers only visit the Himalayan mountains in the summer, the winter months sometimes offer more settled – albeit colder – weather conditions. This pair hoped to take advantage of... Read more