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Expedition Reports

The following notes summarise reports from the supported expeditions from 2009 to 2019. Reports can be refined by geographical area and purpose.

293 Expeditions found

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UK-Canadian Distaghil Sar 2008

Ref: 08/19A
June - July 2008
Bruce Normand, Ben Cheek, Peter Thompson & Don Bowie
<p>Distaghil Sar (7,883m) in the Hispar Range of Pakistan has had four previous ascents; this team hoped to make the first ascent of its north ridge. The one previous attempt on the ridge had been sto Read more
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Beka Brakkai Chhok 2008

June - July 2008
Pat Deavoll & Malcolm Bass
<p>Beka Brakkai Chhok (6,940m) is a peak in the Batura range of North Pakistan. Having failed on it with a two-woman team in 2007 (MEF 07/16) New Zealander Deavoll returned for another attempt with Ba Read more
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Ethnobotany Nepal Himalaya 2008

Ref: 08/11
July - September 2008
Paul Egan, Carol-Ann Cunningham, Marloes Eeftens & Cearúil Swords
<p>Working in conjunction with Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu), this multi-national group of scientists from the University of Aberdeen (one UK, two Irish and one Dutch) carried out a multi-disciplin Read more
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Khumbu Alpine Style 2008

Ref: 08/08
September - November 2008
Nick Bullock, Andy Houseman & Dave Noddings
<p>Bullock and Houseman planned to make the first ascent of the south summit (6,575m) of Peak 41 by climbing the steep west face, then traversing to the main summit before descending via the Slovenian Read more
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British Phari Lapcha (Machermo) 2008

Ref: 08/06
November 2008
James Thacker & Andrew Turner
<p>Phari Lapcha (aka Machermo, 6,017m) stands adjacent to the well-trodden route to Gokyo, and this pair hoped to climb a new route on the left-hand side of its north face. However, at approximately h Read more
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British Sikkim 2008

Ref: 08/28
October - November 2008
Roger Payne, Owen Samuel, also Claire and Simon Humphris & Tom Midttun for the acclimatisation phase.
<p>For some years, Roger has been hoping to obtain permission to make the first ascent of the south ridge of Gurudongmar (6,715m) in North Sikkim, and although under a barrage of requests the Sikkim a Read more
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Edinburgh Altitude Research 2008

Ref: 08/14A
June - July 2008
David Hall, Richard Benson, Richie Dargie, Nikki van Gemeren, Stewart Jackson, Nicky Salmon, Kirsty Steggles, David Veitch, Maddy Whitehouse & Rob Young
<p>This group of medical students originally intended to carry out its research in Pakistan but transferred to India when the political situation in Pakistan became threatening. Their aim was to inves Read more
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Obra Valley 5,000m Peaks 2008

Ref: 08/05A
September - October 2008
Derek Buckle, Toto Gronlund, Martin Scott & Bill Thurston
<p>When their plans for a return trip to Nyenchen Tanglha had to be abandoned due to the Chinese ban on trips to Tibet, this team was fortunately able to select this alternative destination in the Wes Read more
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British Zemu Gap 2008

Ref: 08/01
March - April 2008
Colin Knowles, Adrian O’Connor & Jerzy Wieczorek
<p>This exploratory trip to Sikkim, in the style of Shipman and Tilman, hoped to make the first south to north crossing of the Zemu Gap (c5850m) from Yoksum via Gochi La and then on to Green Lake and Read more
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Greenland Renland 2008

Ref: 08/25
June - July 2008
Nat Spring, Crispin Chatterton & Rob Grant
<p>As with the expedition from Queens University Belfast (MEF 08/03) this was a follow-up to the West Lancashire Scouts Greenland Expedition 2007 (07/19) with the intention of extending the exploratio Read more