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 15 - May 29, 2019 (45 Days)

We will be running another north side Everest expedition in 2019. The number of climbers present will be reduced by the CTMA so there are no problems with overcrowding on the peak. We hope to successfully complete the expedition in around 35-40 days as we did in 2018. We have run Everest expeditions every year since 2008, switching between the north and south sides of the mountain.

Urus, Ishinca & Tocllaraju, Peru - June 15 - June 28 & June 29 - July 12, 2019 (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.

Cho Oyu, Tibet - September - October, 2019 (30 Days)

We have been asked by several regular Junkies climbers to run an expedition to Cho Oyu, so we plan to run this expedition as an alternative to our Manaslu and Dhaulagiri expeditions in the fall season. The peak is not as crowded as past seasons due to the increased permit fees charged by the CTMA. Expedition leader Phil Crampton has previously climbed Cho Oyu eight times. The web page with dates and prices will be up soon.

Cholatse, Nepal - October 19 - November 8, 2019 (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 16 - December 6, 2019 (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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