Finnish Alpine Awards


The Finnish Alpine Awards has been established to honor the late Samuli Mansikka. This grant program assists climbers financially with their plans for interesting and challenging climbs. More information about this award program can be found at:

Finnish Alpine Award

 

Upcoming Expeditions


Everest, Tibet - April 23 - June 6, 2018

Due to requests from previous and new Junkies climbers we will be returning to the North side of Everest in the spring of 2018. We know the mountain well and had successful expeditions on her flanks in 2012 and 2013. The north side does not have the crowds that the easier south side does and we have compressed this expedition into 45 days although we expect to use less days than allocated.

Urus, Ishinca & Tocllaraju, Peru - June & July, 2018

Three Cordillera Blanca peaks from the same valley climbed in a fast and light alpine style. This expedition is ideal for those climbers with a short schedule or those with no regular climbing partners. We have operated expeditions in Peru every season since 2012 when we suspended our Pakistan program due to security concerns. These climbs are a perfect introduction to the amazing Cordillera Blanca.

Kyajo Ri, Nepal - September 29 - October 16, 2018

Kyajo Ri is an ideal Himalayan peak for those climbers making their first visit to Nepal, or those climbers who want to take the next technical step up from Island and Mera Peak. The climb is a mix of moderate rock climbing and steep alpine ice and snow. Even though we only allocate 18-days for this climb, this is a full-service expedition, just as our Everest and Cholatse expeditions are. We will utilize fixed ropes above the col camp and will have Sherpas carry the group gear. This expedition will have helicopter transportation from Kathmandu directly to Namche Bazar and return to Kathmandu to reduce the duration of the climb. Our reconnaissance climb of this peak in the fall of 2017 has us very excited for our 2018 season.

Cholatse, Nepal - October 20 - November 14, 2018

Cholatse is a step up in technical difficulty from Ama Dablam and has very few climbers on her flanks compared to the very busy Ama Dablam during October and November. We know this mountain very well after successful previous expeditions and this climb is a true alpine classic of Nepal. This expedition will have a 1:2 Sherpa to climber ratio and helicopter transportation from Kathmandu directly to Namche Bazar and return to Kathmandu. This is an ideal expedition for those wishing to tackle the 8,000-meter giants in the future.

Ama Dablam, Nepal- November 17 - December 12, 2018

We have only ever offered Ama Dablam before as small private climbs with some of our premier climbing Sherpa due to the excessive amount of climbers on her flanks in October and November. Due to requests we will now be running a small sized team with Sherpa support in mid November. It is colder on the hill than mid October, but the weather is usually more stable and there are only a handful of other climbers present. This expedition will have a 1:2 Sherpa to climber ratio and helicopter transportation from Kathmandu directly to Namche Bazar and return to Kathmandu.

Our climbs do not have fully certified (Alpine, Rock & Ski Certification) UIAGM guides present, but professional expedition leaders who manage the logistics and staff. All climbers need to be self-reliant, have a skill level suited to their selected climbs and have to be able to carry their own personal equipment.

 

 

Photo credits: Tachi Pesando - Gasherbrum II, Pakistan

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