Greetings from Kathmandu! (Newsletter Nov 15th 2013)

Greetings from Kathmandu! It is very exciting being here right now as it is soon to be the election day! Nepal is going through interesting times and everyone’s anxious to see how the new election commission will be!

We are now finalizing our autumn trekking season and soon returning home to Finland! We just arrived from Hinku Valley and Mera Peak where we summitted in clear although cold conditions last Saturday! Please see the enclosed photo of one of the team members descending from the summit (6441m.)!
It’s been a long season here as we started on Annapurna Circuit already in September. After that we did a Annapurna Basecamp trek followed by the latest being the Mera Peak climb. Look forward to see lot of photos added on this website very shortly! Please do remember that all the GPS-tracks will also be added for you to help planning your Nepal-trek.

Summitclimb summitted Baruntse on first week of November! Ama Dablam proved to be tricky this season due to unusual amounts of snow.
Baruntse dispatches
Ama Dablam dispatches
Altitude Junkies are at home in New York although the Kathmandu staff is getting things sorted for next spring’s Everest expedition!
It is not too early for you to start planning on next spring’s climbs! Both Junkies and Summitclimb offer Mount Everest expeditions in April-May. Also check on Junkies’ awesome Peru programs for next summer!

I myself am reserving some time for more personal climbs next year! We do not yet know for sure what is going to be up, but I bet you it’ll be interesting no matter which one of the options we end up taking on!
We are also returning to the European Alps which I’ve always considered my favourite range in the World! It’s going to be a fun two weeks in Chamonix in March!

My next trip leading will be Aventura’s Mount Kenya & Kilimanjaro (Rongai) trek starting on January 29th! Please do go through the itinerary here and sign up! We already have the trip confirmed!
I can assure you that you won’t get better changes to summit with any other operator in Finland! Our success rate throughout our Kilimanjaro history is 97,5 % to Uhuru Peak and the remaining 2,5 % to either Gilman’s Point or Stella Point! Add some safari and/or Zanzibar to this and you will have a vacation of a lifetime!

Please do contact me at for enquiries on all Aventura, Altitude Junkies or Summitclimb trip! Find all the itineraries at respective websites:

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Now get yourself ready for the upcoming ice-climbing season and start getting yourself in shape for big projects next year! We are here to help you get to the mountains!

Best wishes,


Mera Peak 2013