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Climb Everest in 2015

Join High Adventure Expeditions on our full service, top quality expedition to climb Mt Everest.

This is an expedition for climbers, by climbers with costs starting at $35,000 per person. The best value available anywhere.

For more information email us at or call us (+1) 952-393-3249


Congratulations Nepali Women's Team

A three member Nepali women's mountaineering team summited K2 yesterday. This was the first ascent of K2 by Nepali women.

Climb Everest as part of a Co-op?!

High Adventure Expeditions has announced that the 2015 Everest Expedition will be run as a co-operative. This means all profits are passed back to the climbers as refunds or cost reductions. We think this is the first time a climbing company has done this and we're happy to lead the way again. 

For more information check out the expedition webpage


News Story about Everest Avalanche

This is a link to a news story that aired on Friday April 18th, the day that 16 Sherpas were killed in an avalanche on Mt Everest. High Adventure Expeditions's Hugo Searle talks about what happened and what a huge blow this is to the Sherpa community. 

Everest Changes - What the Press doesn't understand.

There has recently been a lot of new stories about changes to Nepal's rules concerning climbing Everest. I'm here to tell you that (unsuprisingly) the press doesn't know what they're talking about. First lets look at cost:

The Cost of Climbing Everest

This is a great article by Alan Arnette. Everybody always asks about the costs for expeditions to climb Everest and Alan has done some good research to put together a well written piece.
Check it out here:

Adventurers Needed

Here at High Adventure Expeditions we are always thinking about new adventures we can go on. Often our thoughts are inspired by reading/hearing about someone else's trip or plans. This happened today when we were part of a discussion on Himalayan climbing. After today's meeting we would like to plan expeditions in 2014 to climb Ama Dablam, Shishapangma, Island Peak and Kongde Ri.
However, we need your help. We need people to join us and share the adventure. If you have an adventure in mind, remember: If you can dream it, we'll do it with you.

Sad News

Its been a tough week for anyone associated with High Adventure Expeditions. Our friend and co-worker Tendi Sherpa died in an avalanche on Himlung Peak.
Tendi was our climbing team leader on Everest in 2012. He was always quick with a smile, extraordinarily hard working and loved and respected by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Training for Everest

One of the most common questions I get asked is "How do you train for Everest?"  The answer is sometimes surprising:
Training can be divided into three parts 1) Cardio  2) Strength  3) Weight 

Why do I climb? - A Look into Expedition Leader Hugo Searle's 'Reasons Why'

Why do I climb? I’m asked this question all the time and I don’t think I’ve ever answered it the same way twice. It's not that I don’t know why I climb, but that there are so many reasons why I enjoy climbing that if I told you about all of them we’d be standing there for hours and you’d be bored to death. But here, in no particular order, are 10 of the reasons that I climb:


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