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Expedition Reports

Every MEF-supported expedition is required to submit a report to the foundation. We have archived these reports so that they can be of use in research and the planning of future expeditions. Listed below are summary pages for every expedition that the MEF has supported with links to their complete expedition reports. Expeditions can be refined by geographical area and purpose, browsed using the map below or searched using the search box in the menu bar.


1768 Expeditions found


Map of Expedition Reports

Mulu Caves 2022

Ref: 22/10
October – December 2022
Andrew Eavis, William Yu Pearson, Anthony Radmall, Christopher Blakeley, Colin Boothroyd, David Nixon, Gareth Davies, Rostam Namaghi, Richard Walters, Rida Rambli, Judith Calford, Martin Holroyd, Christopher Howes, Kevin Munn, Zarris Kem, Andrew Farrant, Ashley Gregg, Peter Hall, Timothy Kent, Andrew McLeod, Joanne White, Andrew Smith, Robert Eavis, Stein-Erik Lauritzen, Christos, Pennos, Hazel Barton, James Koether, Derek Bristol, Jonathan Beavan and Maya Williams
This large expedition party worked in several teams; exploring surveying and photographing 6.5km of new cave passage, as well as resurveying 5km of previously discovered passages. They also made a div Read more

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Interdisciplinary South Pole Innovation & Research Expedition (INSPIRE 22)

Ref: 22/03
November 2022 - January 2023
Professor Chris Imray and team
The aim of this scientific expedition was to build on the work that has already come out of the MEF-supported metabolic research registry, GPAMrr, by assessing the metabolic tariff imposed on both mal Read more

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Izvor Licanke Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/36
June - July 2022
Christine Grosart, Richard Walker, Mark Burkey, Louise McMahon, Osama Gobara, Mauro Bordignon, Luke Brock, Mitchell Parry and Velimir Vrzic
The Izvor Licanke cave system in Fužine, Croatia has been visited by cave diving expeditions for the last seven years with many of these teams receiving support from the MEF. This year’s expedition di Read more

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Alpine Club Tajikistan Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/23
August - September 2022
Tom Davis-Merry, Alex Hale, Chris Lewis, Alex Metcalfe and Sarah Wysling
This expedition planned to visit the Zaroshkul Glacier in the Rushan Range of the Pamirs and to attempt a number of the surrounding unclimbed peaks. Despite erratic weather conditions, (this was the h Read more

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Shimshal Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/30
August - September 2022
John Burgess and Rob Reynolds
Taking place two years later than originally planned, this expedition faced difficulties arriving in Hunza, but once there experienced little in the way of bureaucracy and had a more pleasant onward j Read more

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Muchu Chhish 2022

Ref: 22/29
August - September 2022
Murilo Gimenes Lessa and Stephen Ashworth
The world’s second highest unclimbed peak has had several suitors over recent decades, to which this pair now add their names. Travelling to Pakistan in August 2022, they encountered appalling conditi Read more

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Yawash Sar I-IV 2022 Expedition

Ref: 22/24
September - October 2022
Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Nigel Bassam, Tom Bell, Paul Winder, Ross Bell and Karim Hayat
This expedition hoped to make the first ascent of Yawash Sar I, a 6,258m peak which they accessed via the West Ghiddims Valley. Despite making three attempts on the peak; once by the south face which Read more

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British Slovenian Gasherbrum Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/16
July - August 2022
Tom Livingstone and Aleš Česen
This pair planned to attempt the SW ridge of Gasherbrum III but were forced to abort due to strong south-westerly winds. Believing that they might find more success (and shelter from the wind) on the Read more

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Virjerab Sar 2022

Ref: 22/08
June - July 2022
Peter Thompson, Philip De-Berger and Murilo Lessa
Having struggled to recruit porters for their approach to basecamp, the team was forced to split at Carpogoro with Thompson concluding that he would be unable to make the 26km carry to Virjerab Sar’s Read more

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British Jugal Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/11
April - May 2022
Paul Ramsden and Tim Miller
The idea for this expedition was born when Ramsden, who was browsing satellite imagery during a Covid-19 lockdown, spotted an impressive North face in the Jugal Himal. Further research revealed that, Read more