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Expedition Reports

Every MEF-supported expedition is required to submit a report to the foundation. We have archived these reports so that they can be of use in research and the planning of future expeditions. Listed below are summary pages for every expedition that the MEF has supported with links to their complete expedition reports. Expeditions can be refined by geographical area and purpose, browsed using the map below or searched using the search box.

264 Expeditions found

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Virjerab 2023

Ref: 23/27
August - September 2023
Lee Harrison and Arran Turton-Phillips
Having originally planned to attempt a number of peaks near the junction of the Second West Virjerab Glacier and the East Virjerab Glacier, the expedition was forced to change plans when sufficient po Read more

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Dih Sar Expedition 2023

Ref: 23/21
September 2023
Peter Thompson and Tim Oates
This two-man expedition planned to make attempts on Dih Sar (6207m) and Yazpurz Peak (6008m). Unfortunately, as they approached the Dih Dur valley via the Joshi pass, Oates developed altitude sickness Read more

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Pakistan Para-Alpinism 2023

Ref: 23/16
June - July 2023
Jake Holland, Will Sim, Veso Ovcharev, Antoine Girard and Medhi Bidault
Initially based in Hunza, the expedition spent three weeks exploring the surrounding peaks using a combination of paragliding, skiing and climbing. During this time, as well as landing on a number of Read more

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Khurdopin Sar

Ref: 23/08
June - July 2023
Philip de-Beger and Aleksi Mujirishvili
This duo hoped to make an attempt on the unclimbed Khurdopin Sar (6310m) via a traverse of the peak’s west ridge that would include the subsidiary peaks at 6,100m and 6,140m. Unfortunately, due to per Read more

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British-Dutch 2023 Shimshal Expedition

Ref: 23/07
August - September 2023
Jacob Dyer, James Rigby, Job Klusener and Will Dixon
This was the first exploratory expedition for this team and they travelled to Shimshal with a long list of potential objectives, willing to be guided by conditions on the ground. Over a period of two Read more

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Shimshal Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/30
August - September 2022
John Burgess and Rob Reynolds
Taking place two years later than originally planned, this expedition faced difficulties arriving in Hunza, but once there experienced little in the way of bureaucracy and had a more pleasant onward j Read more

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Muchu Chhish 2022

Ref: 22/29
August - September 2022
Murilo Gimenes Lessa and Stephen Ashworth
The world’s second highest unclimbed peak has had several suitors over recent decades, to which this pair now add their names. Travelling to Pakistan in August 2022, they encountered appalling conditi Read more

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Yawash Sar I-IV 2022 Expedition

Ref: 22/24
September - October 2022
Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Nigel Bassam, Tom Bell, Paul Winder, Ross Bell and Karim Hayat
This expedition hoped to make the first ascent of Yawash Sar I, a 6,258m peak which they accessed via the West Ghiddims Valley. Despite making three attempts on the peak; once by the south face which Read more

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British Slovenian Gasherbrum Expedition 2022

Ref: 22/16
July - August 2022
Tom Livingstone and Aleš Česen
This pair planned to attempt the SW ridge of Gasherbrum III but were forced to abort due to strong south-westerly winds. Believing that they might find more success (and shelter from the wind) on the Read more

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Virjerab Sar 2022

Ref: 22/08
June - July 2022
Peter Thompson, Philip De-Berger and Murilo Lessa
Having struggled to recruit porters for their approach to basecamp, the team was forced to split at Carpogoro with Thompson concluding that he would be unable to make the 26km carry to Virjerab Sar’s Read more