Expedition Reports

  1. The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra – 430 Miles

    (my full write up from 2017) ‘Cold, remote & desolate. If at first you don’t succeed…’ Extract from my 2016 attempt: It was 04:00am and I needed to stop. I was hurting so much. I pitched my broken tent and rested, without setting an alarm, hoping to see if it was possible for me to continue […]

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  2. Nepal Unclimbed – Post Expedition Report

    Climbers: Jon Gupta & Will Harris Dates: 16 October- 20 November, 2015 Grants received: BMC, MEF, Alpine Club Written by: Will Harris & Jon Gupta Overview After acclimatising on Lobuche East we attempted Kangshung (6061) but were thwarted by unseasonable new, unstable snow. We then attempted the unclimbed North-East face and North ridge of Kyajo […]

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  3. The Snow Leopard Award 2012

    In July 2012, British mountaineers Jon Gupta and Nick Valentine set out to achieve a first for the UK – The Snow Leopard Award. This inimitable challenge is one of the hardest in the world and with good reason. It is such an achievement that in the 70s, the Snow Leopard was an acknowledged mountaineering […]

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  4. The Snow Leopard Award 2014

    Full Expedition Report “In July 2012, MONTANE® athletes Nick Valentine and Jon Gupta attempted a mountaineering project called The Snow Leopard Award (to read their 2012 expedition profile, click here). The aim was to climb five 7,000m+ peaks back-to-back in under 42 days and gain the 1st British completion of this challenge. By completing in less than […]

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