Expeditions & Climbs with Field Touring Alpine
We have expeditions running year round so something exciting is always on the horizon! Window shop below and see the individual pages for the very latest dates and fees.
At 6,965m (22,840ft) Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere and indeed the world, outside of the greater ranges. Contrary to popular belief the crest of the massif does not form part of the Andean range but lies due east of the main chain in an unusual geographic demarcation. For this reason her summit soars well above all the peaks surrounding her, making the view in any direction overtly panoramic
Aconcagua's Polish Glacier climb is a demanding and serious untertaking that will test all your skill and experience. nearly 1000m of snow and ice and with angles varying from 20° to 60° the route is varied and interesting from the bottom to the top. You'll be treated with views to the Pacific Ocean as you climb up to the top of the highest peak in the Americas!
Join us for a fully guided climb on the classic South West Ridge of Ama Dablam! We include an acclimatization run to Island Peak and a techincal skills review as part of our program.
We have been running trips continuously since 2005 and have summited in ever year!
This climb may also be joined by independent climbers seeking to share our trekking and BC services and climbing permits.
Building our experience leading 7 trips to Broad Peak and unrivaled knowledge of the route, we look forward to fielding a strong team that includes prior 8000m summiteers once again.
2013 will mark our 9th expedition via her west rib route and we invite you to join our experienced guides and staff for an attempt on the world's 12th highest peak!
At 8201m Cho Oyu is the world's 6th highest peak and considered one of the best introductions to climbing an 8000m peak. With good weather and a strong support team it has one of the highest summit success ratios of any 8000m peak. With moderate objective hazards and low technical demands it is a great peak to focus on high altitude climbing.
Cholatse (also known as Jobo Lhaptshan) is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Cholatse is connected to Tawoche (6,501m) by a long ridge. The Chola glacier descends off the east face. The north and east faces of Cholatse can be seen from Dughla, on the trail to Mount Everest base camp.
Denali, aka 'the Great One,' is the classic mountaineering objective in North America and one of the great trips of a lifetime. Many try the West Buttress first pioneered in 1950 by the interminable Bradford Washburn, due to its relative ease of access with Air Taxis low technical difficulties. We believe our route choice defines the style in which we travel and we chose to climb the Upper West Rib. This gives us a great opportunity to acclimatize then experience a more technical finish on less travelled route on our way to the summit.
One of the worlds hot spots of volcanic activity (Sangay, Tungurahua and Guagua Pinchincha are all active at time of writing), the area provides for a fascinating and diverse environment to climb in, with ascents sometimes leaving forested steppes and onto snow ridges and then glaciated valleys. Climbing four peaks in Ecuador is more akin to undertaking four separate expedition ascents, with each peak posing a different set of objectives to be overcome, and each being quite geologically unique.
Standing at a height of 5633m / 18,481 ft, Elbrus is a giant dormant volcano in a chain of mountains known as The Caucasus. The Caucasus range forms a chain of snowy, high, alpine mountains separating Georgia from Russia to the north. They run for 1000km with many peaks over 4000m. Elbrus is the highest peak in this range and indeed Europe and is one of the Seven Continental Summits.
At 8848m Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak and a trek to the base from either the Nepalese or Tibetan side is a once in a lifetime journey. We combine this unforgettable trip with our climb on Island Peak and additional visits to the Ama Dablam basecamp, a crossing of the Cho La pass and a visit to the Gokyo Valley.
This program has been priced to give climbers an affordable opportunity to test their skills and endurance on arguably mountaineering’s greatest objective: K2. If you aspire to climb classic Himalayan 8,000ers, in a remote and stunning setting, and with quality back-up and expert leadership, then we invite your application for this once-in-a-lifetime expedition.
Join FTA for an unforgettable Himalayan journey coving three high passes and 4 peaks in less than 4 weeks! We'll make our trek in to climb Island Peak by way of Namche and Tengboche Monastery and then climb Pokalde and Lobuche East en route to Gokyo by the Kongma La and Cho la passes. After a final climb on Gokyo Ri we cross the Renjo La to reach Thame and its historic monastery.
Nanga Parbat is the 9th highest peak on the planet and a worthy object for climbers with extensive climbing backgrounds. After our great trips to K2, Broad Peak and G2 over the last 8 years we are ready for another challenge and plan to bring our same great staff and system to the normal route on Nanga Parbat in June 2012 .
In 2014 FTA will be offering its innaugural climb to Noshaq via the Wakhan Corridor and we invite climbers and trekkers to join us for a great trip to Afghanistan's highest peak.
Noshaq, at 7492m, is situated in the far eastern reaches of the Hindu Kush and straddles the Afghan/Pakistan border. The climb is moderately technical and climbers should have strong backgrounds in climbing and at altitude.
Afghanistan’s stunning Wakhan Corridor is situated in the far north east of the country between the Greater Pamir and Hindu Kush mountain ranges. Geographically and politically isolated the Wakhan is today, as it’s mainly been for centuries, largely peaceful and unchanged in a country with an otherwise turbulent history.
Pumori sits next to Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, with exceptional views up the western cwm as we ascend the South Ridge—a moderately technical route. Two camps are placed above ABC. This makes the days short and moderate for all members of the expedition, and makes our Pumori expedition an ideal training ground for those who wish to go on to 8000m peaks.
Satopanth is a magnificent Himalayan mountain and a formidable undertaking. The route includes a complex glacier approach, high angled snow slopes and knife edge ridge, before the final section to the summit.
FTA has summited Satopanth in each of our two trips (2009 and 2011) and look forward to going back in 2013. Join our experienced guides and staff for our third trip to Satopanth!
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