Jon Gupta and Will Harris on the summit of Lobuche East in the Khumbu, 2015

Expedition Reports

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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