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We returned from a successful trip to Aconcagua, summiting on newyearsday; we
had some server upgrade and mail problems, so the newsletter has been delayed,
but here it is: your favorite newsletter, this time with the following subjects:
- New Elbrus 2004 dates and prices
- New updated poster shop on the 7summits.com with February discount
- Carstensz short update
- Book of the month: Desire and Ice
- Kilimanjaro 2004 trips same price as last years!
- 7summits article in Dutch magazine Wannahaves
New Elbrus dates and prices online
Our 2004 Elbrus
trips are online now. The prices have increased a bit and are now in
Euros, but still thousands $$ less than the big US guys! We offer trips from May -September. member: even if only one person
signs up we will go! But most trips already have participants signed up for
them, so do not miss your chance to climb to the summit of
Europe. Be aware that
getting your Russian visa might take some time; to avoid disappointments we do
not accept last-minute bookings anymore.
New poster shop on 7summits.com with February discount
Need a b-day gift, want to motivate someone or did you go on
safari and forgot your 500mm zoom lens? We made a fresh selection of Art.com's
over 100.000 prints and artworks and have placed them on the 7summits.com
Postershop with categories Everest,
& Alaska, Safari
You can order with (and see how it looks online) or without frames. This makes a
great gift for your friends and family or gives you the chance to hike back on
the memory lane.
Some examples are on the right of this newsletter, click to go to the detailed info or
visit the 7summits.com
Postershop for all the selected art.
February promotion: Check out the new 7summits.com poster
and Art shop and take $20 off any order over $100 from now until February 29
‘04! Use coupon code C112311711106 at your shopping cart. Happy shopping :-)
The Carstensz pyramid trips are still a no-go due to the
dangerous situation in Irian Jaya, there are no permits being issued currently,
and sadly there is no outlook on this improving soon. Unfortunately some
climbers have done an illegal trip last October, even after we advised them not
to do it. But they were selfish and besides seriously endangering themselves they also
closed the area for an indefinite time now for others with their action....
Book of the month:
Denali season is coming up, so for this month we have chosen an
interesting and funny book about a typical Denali climber on an organized expedition:
& Ice: A Search for Perspective Atop Denali by David Brill
David Brill is one of the many male
climbers who are in their forties and want to have one last goal before
physically retiring, the highest pint of the US and North America and
therefore one of the "7 summits": Denali.
This is his account of the decisions leading up
to that climb and a detailed description of it. David joins a guided climb
of RMI, one of the few allowed guiding companies (Denali is monopolized,
no foreigners are allowed to guide) and enters a team of people with
similar age and background. Kent, one of the guides, is the youngest being
38 years old.
What follows is a nicely and humorously written
account of their climb. He describes the problems with altitude, teamwork,
phyical difficulties and more. Brill, who works for the Nat Geo society
has a easy way of writing and a good sense of humor and self reflection,
which makes the book a joy to read...
Full report can be found here or order directly at Amazon at
Kilimanjaro trips for 2004: same price!
Remember there are plenty of other affordable expeditions available:
as 2002 and 2003!
for a great price; all trips are fully customizable.
For Euro countries the trips have become about 20% cheaper, so
enjoy the low US dollar while it lasts and book a fully serviced 7day (on the
mountain, 9 days in total) Kili expedition from 790 €uro!
7summits article in Dutch Wannahaves Magazine!
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