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 20 - May 31, 2020 (42 Days)

Our Everest expedition returns to our schedule for 2020 after our successful Makalu expedition in 2019. Our 2018 Everest expedition was completed successfully in 30 days, Kathmandu to Kathmandu and we hope to have a similar time frame for 2020.

Urus, Ishinca & Tocllaraju, Peru - June 13 - June 26, 2020 (14 Days)

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.

Mera Peak, Nepal - October 3 - October 14, 2020 (12 Days)

Due to requests we are now running a Mera Peak climb with helicopter transport in and out of base camp. This means we are now able to offer a Nepal 6,000-meter non-technical peak in under two weeks, actually two weeks door to door with travel. This is a perfect climb for those looking to get into Himalayan mountaineering or those with very little vacation time.

Cholatse, Nepal - October 17 - November 6, 2020 (21 Days)

Cholatse is a step up in technical difficulty from Ama Dablam and has very few climbers on her flanks compared to the very busy Dablam during October and November. We know this mountain very well after several 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 directly from base camp. This is an ideal expedition for those wishing to tackle the 8,000-meter giants in the future and for those climbers with short schedules. With direct helicopter transportation we are now able to offer this expedition in 21 days but we expect to complete it quicker.

Ama Dablam, Nepal- November 14 - December 4, 2020 (21 Days)

We climb Ama Dablam in mid November, early December to avoid the crowds on the hill. 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 from base camp.


Our Nepal 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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