Spring 2014 | List of Expeditions

(Updated 29-May-2014)

Here is the preliminary list of Spring-2014 Mountaineering Expeditions to Himalayas. Do let me know, if anything is missing.

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Everest


Apparently most of Everest Southside expeditions have been cancelled. Few teams are still at Base Camp, however, it's unclear whether they will try to climb Everest or Lhotse.

Northside Teams

1. Horia & Hamor's *New Route* (No Summit)
Climbers: Peter Hamor, Horia Colibasanu
Nation: Slovakia, Romania
Comment: Acclimatizing on Shishapangma; they will be attempting a new route on "south-eastern wall, connecting to northern and north-eastern ridge, which I (Peter) climbed to the summit in 1998."
Link: Horia's FB, peterhamor.com, Peter's FB

2. International Everest Expedition Tibet 2014
Climbers: Bill Burke, David Klein, Ryszard Pawlowski, Krystian L. Oleksiak, Dr. Atanas Skatov, Edina Aniko Torok, Diplab Baidya, Debabrata Mukherjee, Victor Bobok, Alexander Victorov, Melisa Arnot, Pasang Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa, Mingma Nuru Sherpa, Phur Gyaljen Sherpa, Chhiring Phinjo Sherpa, Ang Mingma Sherpa, Gyaluk Sherpa, Nawang Kalden Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, Lakpa Tenzin, Ngima Kanchha Sherpa, Pemba Tenjin Sherpa, Kali Bahadur Basnet, Nuri Sherpa, Karna Bahadur Rai
Nation: International (USA, Hungary, Polish, India .. )
Comment:
Link: Asian Trekking, Bill Burke,

3. Adventure Peaks
Climbers: Rob, Sarah, Seb (climbing without O2?), Robert Smith, Agnus, Sas, Mark, Mick, Mel, Purba
Nation: International
Comment: ?
Link: Website,

4. 7Summit Club
Climbers:
Zygmunt Wladyslaw Berdychowski (Poland)
Ravil Chamgoulov (Canada)
Natalia Matusova (Russia)
Iwona Zadarnowska-Wingert (Poland)
Igor Stoliarov (Russia)
Alexey Bautin (Russia)
Konstantin Umrilov (Russia)
Vasily Kernitskiy (Russia)
Sergey Dmitriev (Russia)
Vladislav Lachkarev (Russia)
John Derek Mahon (Ireland)
James Patrick Butler (Ireland)
Volodymyr Voronin (Ukraine)
Denis Abuev (Russia)
Anton Seleznev (Russia)
Alexander Abramov (Russia)
Sergei Larin (Russia)
Dmitrii Ermakov (Russia)
Noel Richmond Hanna (UK)
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment: Largest team on Everest North, this season
Link: Website,

5. Summit Climb 
Climbers: Scott Patch - LEADER
Garry Williams, Australia
Arni Vatnhamar, Danish
Mia Graeffe, Finland
Franz Macherhammer, Austria
Jean Michel Meunier, France
Lhakpa Gelbu Sherpa Lama
Ang Dorji Sherpa
Gyalje Sherpa
Phurba Wancchu Sherpa
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment: ?
Link: Website,

6. Maltese Everest 14
Climbers: Douglas Barbaro Sant, Matthew Xerri, Dr. Raphael Fenech Adami, Dr. Gregory Attard (leader)
Nation: Malta
Comment:
Link: Website, Facebook,

7. Kobler & Partner
Climbers: François Damilano, Michel, Knut, Bart, Hanz, Markus, Karsten, Sophie Lavaud
Nation: France
Comment: ?
Link: Website, Facebook,

8. Helga-Jurgen No O2 Attempt (No Summit)
Climbers: Helga Soll, Jurgen Greher
Nation: Germany
Comment: Acclimatization on Shishapangma
Link: RockandSnow,

Southside

9. Chinese Lady
Climbers: Jing Wang, Da Gelje, Tashi, Passang Dawa, Lhakpa Nuru, Lhapka Gelje
Nation: China, Nepal
Comment: Flew to C2 using helicopter.
Link:


Kangchenjunga


1. *New Route* on Kangchenjunga North Face
Climbers: Denis Urubko, Alex Txikon, Adam Bielecki, Artjom Braun, Dmitri Sinev
Nation: Russia, Spain, Poland
Comment: Opening a new route in alpine style.
Link: Denis' blog, Facebook, Alex' website, Adam's Facebook

2. Samuli Mansikka's Solo Attempt
Climbers: Samuli Mansikka
Nation: Finland
Comment: Climbing solo
Link: Twitter,

3. Aosta Valley Kangchenjunga Expedition
Climbers: Marco Confortola, Marco Camandona, Favre Emrik, Cazzanelli François, and Nicolini Franco
Nation: Italy,
Comment:
Link: Facebook.

4. Carlos Soria 
Climbers: Carlos Soria
Sito Carcavilla
Luis Miguel López
Carlos Martínez
Nation: Spain
Comment: 74years old, Attempting to be oldest person to scale Kangchenjunga.
Link: TwitterEgocheaga's FacebookMartin Ramos,

5. Spanish Team
Climbers: Jorge Egocheaga, Martín Ramos Garcia
Nation: Spain
Comment:
LinkEgocheaga's FacebookMartin Ramos,

6. Italian Couple
Climbers:
Nives Meroi
Romano Benet
Nation: Italy
Comment: 12th 8000er for both
Link:

7. Indian Team
Climbers: Tusi Das
Dipankar Ghosh
Rajib Bhattacharjee
Chhanda Gayen (Lost on Yalung Kang)
Nation: India
Comment:
Link:



Lhotse


Majority of Lhotse expeditions have been cancelled for this season.

1. Hungarian-American Expedition
Climbers: Szlankó Zoltán, Cleo Weidlich, Alex Goldfarb
Nation: Hungary, USA
Comment: Due to visa issues, the team changed it's destination from Shishapangma to Lhotse. Despite departure of commercial teams, they intend to summit Lhotse at their own strength.
Link: 4bakancs,

2. American Science Team for Lhotse (Cancelled)
Climbers:
Nation: USA
Comment:
Link: Blog, John All,


Makalu


1. Chris Jensen Burke
Climbers: Chris Jensen Burke, Lakpa Sherpa
Nation: Aus/NZ, Nepal
Comment:
Link: Chris' Twitter, Facebook, Blog,

2. German Couple
Climbers: Alix von Melle, Luis Stitzinger
Nation: Germany
Comment:
Link: Website

3. International Expedition
Climbers:
Al Hancock (Canada)
Alexandros Aravidis (Hellenic)
Arjun Vajpai (India)
William Hayden Crose (USA)
Debasish Biswas (India)
Krushnaa Patil (India)
Dragan Celikovic (Serbia)
Yannik Gagneret (France) - Died on 3-May-14
Markus Josef Seelos (Germany)
Naoko Watanabe (Japan)
Khoo Swee Chiow (Malaysia)
Inigo Castineyra Lerchundi (Spain)
Monique Richard (Canada)
Arvid Lathi Lennard (Norway)
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment:
Link: Mentioned above

4. HimEx Makalu Expedition
Climbers:
Suzanne HUESSER, Switzerland
Jacob SCHMITZ, USA
Sergey BARANOV, Russia
Rene BERGSMA, Holland
Billi BIERLING, Germany
Julien CASAGRANDE, France
Naoki ISHIKAWA, Japan
Heidi SAND, Germany
Stuart SMITH, USA
Loppsang Temba
Tashi Chhiring
Lakpa Nuru
Pasang Kami
Pemba
Pasang Tshering
Chungba
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment:
Link: Website.

5. Other Climbers
Climbers: Ferran Latorre, Ralph Schweizer, Florian Hubschenberger
Nation: Spain, Australia, France, Germany
Comment:
Link: Twitter,

6. Swiss Team
Climbers: Fred Roux, Mike Horn
Nation: Switzerland, Swiss/SA
Comment:
LinkMikeHorn,

7. HG Expedition
Climbers:
Christopher Bernard Warner, USA
David Swiler Green, USA
Ashish Sharad Mane, India
Danny Gordin, Israel
Eichul Chung, Korea
John Daniel Jenkins, USA
Randolph Kidder Luskey, USA
Anand Mali, India
Richard Hidalgo, Peru
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment:
Link: Richard Hidalgo,


Cho Oyu


1. SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition 2014
Climbers:
Angel Armesto, Argentina
David Smith, UK
Andreas Theodorus Aaldering, Netherlands
Dmitri Nichiporov, Russia
Kenneth Hutt, Australia
Paul Hudson, Australia
Jan Virt, Czech Republic
Pascal Tiercelin, France
Anders Bergvall, Sweden
Sacha Guittet, France
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment: N/A
LinkSummitclimb

2. Mariano Galvan
Climbers: Mariano Galvan (No Summit)
Nation: Argentina
Comment: Attempting Shishapangma and Cho Oyu, solo.
LinkFacebook

3. Kobler Partner Shishapangma and Cho Oyu Expedition
Climbers: Felix
Pasang Sherpa
Lundup Sherpa
Peter
Nation: Germany
Comment:
LinkKP blog,

4. Benegas Brothers Cho Oyu Expedition 2014
Climbers: Guillermo Benegas, Charles Ely Mace, Ody j. Smith, Edward Gray Watkins, James Lawrence Walkly, Matthew Joseph Moniz, Michael Joseph Moniz, Nima Kanchha Sherpa (Sirdar) , Ang Furba Sherpa, Kami Chhiring Sherpa, Karchen Dawa, Pemba Tshering Sherpa, Phurita Sherpa
Nation: International
Comment: N/A
Link: Asian-TrekkingClimb7,  Website,

5. International Cho Oyu Expedition 2014
Climbers: German Buendia Rodruguez(Mexican), Jorge Antonio Salazar Gavia (Mexican), Jerzy Josef Rozen (Polish - No Summit), Andrea Rigotti (Australian), Yoshiharu Nakamura (Japanese), Alexander Ruchkin (Russian - No Summit), Valerii Rozov (Russian - No Summit), Abdolazim Berahmani (Iran), Sohbatollah Bahadorani (Iran), Phurba Temba Sherpa (Climbing Sherpa), Damai Chheeri Sherpa (Climbing Sherpa), Dawa Chhiring Sherpa (Climbing Sherpa)
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment: N/A
Link: Asian-Trekking

6. Wilco van Rooijen
Climbers: Wilco van Rooijen (Leader)
Rene de Bos (BC Manager)
Cas van de Gevel
Evert Wesker
Bart van den Berkmortel
Sieto van der Heijde
Robert de Vries
Kim Beerhorst
Wietse Eppinga
Hugo Mentink
Gijs van Reen
Frank Moll
Geertjan Lassche
Nation: Netherlands
Comment:
Link: Website, Twitter, Facebook,


Dhaulagiri


1. RMI Dhaulagiri Expedition 2014
Climbers: Elias de Andres Martos, Parvaneh Kazemi, Others (No Summit)
Nation: USA, Spain, Iran
Comment: Currently only team on the mountain.
Link: RMI Blog, Parvaneh's website,

2. Seven Summit Treks Expedition
Climbers:
Luo Jing , China
Zhu Gang, China
Rimac Trejo Victor Hogo, Peru
Nirmal Purja, Nepal
Krishna Thapa Magar, Nepal
Chhang Dawa Sherpa
Lakpa Sherpa
Chheji Nurbu Sherpa
Pemba Sherpa
Mingma Dorchi Sherpa
Nation: Mentioned above.
Comment:
Link:


Manaslu


1. Adventure Consultants Manaslu Expedition (No Summit)
Climbers: Claudia, Kumi, Matthew, Fred, Neil, Rob, Soren, Victor
Nation: USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Colombia
Comment:
Link: AC Dispatches,


Annapurna


1. Romanian Annapurna Expedition
Climbers: Zsolt Torok, Cristian Tzecu, Cătălin Neacşu, George Paroncia (No Summits)
Nation: Romania
Comment:
Link: torok.ro,

2. International Annapurna Expedition 2014
Climbers: Liang Zhang (China), Mingma G sherpa (Nepal), Yongzhong Liu (China), Tore Sunde Rasmussen (Norway), Zdravko Dejanovikj (Macedonia) -- (No Summits)
Nation: Mentioned above
Comment: N/A
Link: N/A


Shishapangma


1. Romanian/Slovak Team
Climbers: Horia Colibasanu,(Summit on 30-4-14)  Justin Ionescu,(Summit on 30-4-14)  Peter Hamor (Summit on 30-4-14)
Nation: Romania, Slovakia,
Comment: Acclimatizing on Shishapangma before climbing Everest without oxygen and porters.
Link: Mentioned above.

2. Mariano Galvan
Climbers: Mariano Galvan (No Summit)
Nation: Argentina
Comment: Attempting Shishapangma and Cho Oyu, solo.
Link: Facebook

3. Azerbaijani Expedition
Climbers:  Israfil Ashurli, Firuz Dadashov (No Summit)
Nation: Azerbaijan
Comment: Israfil has climbed Everest (2007) and Kangchenjunga (2011). They will climb without porters.
LinkFiruz,

4. Mexicans
Climbers: Jorge Hermosillo Miranda , Mauricio Martin Osorio Albarran, Israel Santiago Islas
Nation: Mexico
Comment: Without porters
Link: Asian-Trekking,

5. Kobler Partner Shishapangma and Cho Oyu Expedition
Climbers: ? (No Summit)
Nation: ?
Comment: Only to Shishapangma Central?
Link: KP blog,

6. Alexander Barber
Climbers: Alexander Barber (No Summit)
Nation: US
Comment: Second 8000er; solo climbed Cho Oyu in 2013
Link: Twitter, Website,

7. Amical Alpin Expedition
Climbers: Dominik Muller, Others
Nation: Germany
Comment:
Link: amical.de,

8. Azim Gheichisaz
Climbers: Azim Gheichisaz (Summit on 01-May-14)
Nation: Iran
Comment: 13th 8000er
Link: website,

9. French Military (gmhm) Shishapangma South Face Expedition
Climbers:
Nation: France
Comment: Attempting south face in light style.
Linkwebsite,

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