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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.

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Salimor Khola Expedition

Ref: 23/17
September - November 2023
Paul Ramsden, Tim Miller, Matt Glenn and Hamish Frost
Due to its remote location and the challenges of access, the Salimor Khola valley in the Api Himal of far western Nepal is home to a number of unclimbed peaks over 6000m. This team of four travelled t Read more

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British Ganglung Kangri 2023

Ref: 23/09
September - October 2023
Julian Freeman-Attwood, Jim Lowther, Jim Fotheringham and Nick Colton with Nepali support staff and muleteers
Following an abortive expedition to this region in 2022, Freeman-Attwood and Colton returned with new teammates and the aim of making the first ascent of Ganglung Kangri II. In this the team were succ Read more

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Ghunsadhar 2023

Ref: 23/06
October - November 2023
Neil Cox, Leanne Dyke, Tom Harding and James Hoyes
This expedition hoped to make the first ascent of 5740m Ghundsadhar, a peak in the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area. Their planned route would tackle the mountain by its north-east ridge but, on assess Read more

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ENIGMA: Examining the physical conditions of a high-elevation Himalayan glacial lake

Ref: 23/01
May 2023
Alex Scoffield, Duncan Quincey and Nawraj Khanal
This team of three researchers succeeded in installing a series of submersible temperature sensors at varying depths in a glacial lake of the Thulagi glacier. Temperature readings gathered during the 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

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British Ganglung Kangri Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/06
September - October 2022
Nick Colton, Ed Douglas, Julian Freeman-Attwood
After obtaining their permits in Kathamndu, the expedition team flew to Simikot from where they began the long trek into basecamp. The journey took eight days, during which the weather was consistentl Read more

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British Rolwaling Expedition

Ref: 19/37
November 2019
Ken Hopper, Simon Tietjen, Connor Holdsworth, Rich Lade and Will Rowland
During November, a British expedition travelled to the Rolwaling Himalaya where they established basecamp on the Ripimoshar Glacier. Their primary intention was a new route on Drangnag Ri. Following a Read more

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British Kangchung Expedition

Ref: 19/11
October - November 2019
Paul Ramsden and Jim Hall
The team had two objectives on the north faces of Kangchung Shar and Kangchung Nup, both of which have seen previous ascents via their south faces. Flying first from Kathmandu to Lukla, they then hike Read more

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British Ardang Expedition

Ref: 19/38
October - December 2019
Emily Ward and Mark Bielby
After waiting out a few days' storm at their first planned objective on peaks south of Nying Khola, the team ultimately decided to move on rather than wait for more settled weather. They hiked over to Read more

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Lachama Khola Expedition

Ref: 19/12
September - October 2019
Derek Buckle, Drew Cook, Lorna Earl, Mike Fletcher, Steve Humphries and Nick King
Between September and October, six Alpine Club members travelled to Lachama Valley in the Changla Himal, which they reached by hiking from the town of Simikot. They made their first base camp at the c Read more