Since beginning our operations over twenty-four years ago, it has always been a challenge to navigate through the complex and ever-changing political, social, and environmental aspects inherent in running a climbing and trekking operation in the Himalayas. The pay-off nonetheless has always been worth it - to our clients, to our Sherpa's and their families, and to us. And as much as last year's tragic events highlighted both the need for better safety regulations and a reassessment of the business which climbing Everest has become, our present concerns and consequent conclusions come from a much larger set of worrying circumstances. The local government's fickle posturing and vague statements regarding possible rule changes for mountaineering permits, the drastic alterations to the weather both traditional ENSO and ENSO Modoki have and will continue to cause, the growing list of socio-political events which has a cumulative effect of compromising regional security, present us with only one responsible and rational course of action.
We at Peak Freaks are cancelling our commercial Everest 2015 summit climb.
As clear as this decision has become it is still far from an easy one for us to have come to. The financial impact on our partners, our Sherpa's, will be severe. The patience and loyalty of our clients will be taxed.
Even so, our love for the region and what we do remains intact. Our determination to continue expeditions and our commitment to those who welcomed us to the Himalayas almost a quarter century ago and who continue to work by our side has inspired us. It has inspired us to widen our offerings. To provide adventures free from thorny politics, crumbling glaciers, and looming ice-falls. After all, the majesty of the Himalayas should never be locked away.
So on the eve of our sad Everest news we hope solace can be found knowing that Peak Freaks will not close its doors. Instead it will open paths for adventurers to climb other challenging and awe-inspiring peaks, to take cultural tours through the highest lands of Nepal and Tibet, and to experience unconditionally this magical kingdom we now call our second home.
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TIM RIPPEL, High
altitude Mt. Everest Guide has been climbing and instructing
professionally for 30 years. Veteran of 42 Himalayan expeditions including
Mt. Everest North and South "12 -times" and numerous expeditions on Mt.
Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Kilimanjaro, South America (Aconcagua), Russia
Rockies, West Coast and Interior, USA-(Denali )and many more.
Successfully operating since 1991. Peak Freak expeditions is well known for their small scale
affordable expeditions, Tim's extraordinary personal touch, close
connection to the Sherpa people, first class infrastructure and above all,
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