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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.

79 Expeditions found

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Topographic Catchment Assessment

Ref: 19/36
October 2019
Rebecca Stewart
The original objective of this expedition in the Bomi region of Tibet, was to create a catchment wide topographic survey of Glacier 24K that could assess the sediment cascade through the system. Follo Read more

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British Minya Konka Expedition

Ref: 18/12
September - October 2018
Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock
The team aimed to make an ascent of the impressive line on Minya Konka’s South Face in the Daxue Range. After waiting and acclimatising for almost a whole month in base camp they made an attempt on th Read more

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West Nainqentanglha Expedition

Ref: 16/07
September - October 2016
Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock
The initial objective was the North Buttress of Naiqentanglha Feng (7162m) in the West Nyainqentanglha range, to the North West of Lhasa. Their approach was from a roadhead between Damshung and Guangb Read more

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Liushen Tag

Ref: 14/22
September 2014
John Town, Zaheer Durrani, Stefan Jachmich, Susan Jensen, Gus Morton, and Alison Stockwell
An attempt on the unclimbed Liushen Tag (6595m) in the Kun Lun mountains in Xinjiang province, by its southern flank. The approach was by air via Urumchi to Hotan, and thence by road to Keria, Pulu, a Read more

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Tien Shan

Ref: 14/25
July - August 2014
Sam Thompson and Boris Korzh
The main objective was the first ascent of the North Face of Khanjaylak I (5424m), with a secondary the Northwest Spur of Xuelian East, in the Xuelian Massif in the Chinese Tien Shan. The expedition g Read more

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Ref: 14/12
June - July 2014
Bruce Normand from Scotland and Jesse Mease from USA
Normand and Mease shared logistics with German and Slovenian expeditions, but climbed independently. Their goal was the exploration of of mountains north of the Upper Shaksgam River in the Karakorum o Read more

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Haba Xue Shan 2013

Ref: 13/34
August - September 2013
Gavin Lowe with Nick Edwards, Kayleigh Gilkes, Steve Macnamara, Steve Cullagh, Jock Read and Ed Whelan
Having examined the North side of Haba Xue Shan (5396m) in 2010, this team planned to prospect for caves on the SE Ridge of this peak in Yunnan Province, and carry out initial exploration if resources Read more

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Eren Habirga

Ref: 11/27
August-September 2011
John Town with Iwonna Hudowaka, Tadeusz Hudowski, Jerry Lovatt and Richard Wojtaszewski (UK)
The Eren Habirga and Borohoru mountains form a heavily glaciated part of the Tien Shan, and stretch c.480km NW from near Urumchi to the Kazakhstan border. They contain more than 20 attractive peaks ov Read more

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Zhongdian Caving Expedition

Ref: 11/06
December 2010 - January 2011
Dr Hilary Greaves with Philip Rowsell & Mark Smith plus Timothy Bond
The leader of this team of cave divers had visited the Zhongdian mountains of Yunnan on several previous occasions, but this time hoped that by diving resurgences in the Yangtse valley they might be a Read more

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International Sichuan

Ref: 10/22a
October - November 2010
Dr Bruce Normand from Scotland MEFwith Kyle Dempster from USA also Jean Annequin & Christian Trommsdorff from France and Gu Qizhi & Yan Dongdong from China
When his planned expedition to Tibet (MEF Ref 10/22) was refused permission by the local authorities, this leader managed to organise an alternative trip to the Minya Konka area of Sichuan in record t Read more