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You might have read our interim April 1 newsletter (see below )
but here it really is: your favorite newsletter, this time filled to the top with the following subjects:
- New Aconcagua 2004/2005 dates, routes & prices!
- 7summits April fools gag about Everest/K2 fools hundreds
- New updated poster shop on 7summits.com with April discount,
cheaper worldwide S&H rates.
- DVD of the month: Farther than the Eye can see
- New additions to the site: many new pictures/ecards &
- New forum and forum boards! Sign the summitlog
- Pre announcement: Vinson 2004/2005 7summits.com again
cheapest and now unguided climbs as well!
- Kilimanjaro 2004 trips same price as last years including new
New Aconcagua dates and prices online
2004/2005 Aconcagua trips are online now. The prices
are the same as last year! Still thousands $$ less than the big US guys! We offer trips from
December-January. Remember: 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
We have added a new route due to popular demand: Aconcagua
from all sides!
This means you go up the beautiful Vacas valley, climb the
Polish traverse route and descent the faster Normal route, so you get the best
of all routes and see all sides of Aconcagua using non-technical routes! Only 2
dates this season, so book it before it's gone
Also this year we offer climbs up the
Polish Glacier itself. Private trips only as this is a technical climb.
Another new addition to our trips is the option to climb 6000m Cerro
Plata in 6 days as an acclimatization for Aconcagua. A very nice climb for
only $480 and no park fees!
All trips can now be booked using the
"K2 higher than Everest, Everest no longer one of the
7summits!" April fools...
This was the heading of the
April fools gag we sent out as we felt everybody was getting to serious.
When our friends at MountEverest.net
picked it up and even enhanced
the story all hell broke loose on the internet climbing community.
Over 1700 people checked out the
post on the forum. Some were fooled and/or replied, see a
collection of replies here.
That same night I even got a Google alert telling me that K2 was
higher than Everest!
Only one person signed off from the mailing list, so I guess you
enjoyed it or just couldn't care less...
New poster shop on 7summits.com with April 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 climbing and non-climbing 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.
promotion: Check out the new 7summits.com poster
and Art shop and the posters below, framed or unframed and take $15 off any
order over $75 from now until April 30 ‘04! Copy this coupon code
C273899679428 now and use it when checking out! Happy shopping :-)
Now the shipping costs to Europe and the rest of the world have been reduced
enormously, so no more reasons not to order from outside the US!
DVD of the month April
New additions to the site!
new pictures: check out Fred
Triep's Kilimanjaro pictures, Tim Hirst's Aconcagua tripreport and pictures,
Rob Milnes new Vinson pictures
and Carstensz pix by
Rob & myself. Send them as ecards, or register and add your own!
Yet another new forum! We upgraded again, loads of new features, sign up and
check them out. We also added a new summitlog
board, so if you have climbed one of the 7summits, let
the world know here!
top of many pages you will now see Google ads. This means the ads are based on
the content of the page and therefore interesting for the site visitor. Now you
can check out our advertising competition, while keeping our prices low!
there have been reports of members who have seen flying... yaks on the forum!
You have to sign up to see them, but if you catch them they might reward you
with altitude points. Unless it is an evil yak of course...
- Pre announcement: Vinson
2004/2005. If you are interested in climbing Vinson, email us. The
dates and prices are already online for those seriously interested, for the
first time it is also possible to climb unguided if you are an experienced
Kilimanjaro trips for 2004: same price, new route: Rongai!
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!
We already organized some trips, but now officially: we added the Rongai
Route a route as 'easy' as the normal route, but without the huts and much
more quiet and from the north side, spending time at Mawenzi peak before heading
up to the summit. You might even see elephants on the way! Check out all prices
and details on the trips
That's it for now, hope you enjoyed this newsletter, if not, just click the
unsubscribe link and you are off
new site, remember you can post
on the forum and upload
your pictures and send them as ecards at the images gallery!,