Ama Dablam is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalaya and one of the most impressive mountains in the world.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a demanding, challenging feat. Yet, despite its immense height, Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed successfully by any reasonably fit person.
Everest is neither the most beautiful mountain in the world, nor the most difficult to climb but it is the highest peak on the Earth, and as such it is a magnet for all hikers, mountaineers and adventurers from all around the world. Everyone has their own Everest. Only when people reach the top, they realize that the summit itself is not important, and that it is the climb to the top that has completely changed them, and that this journey is actually priceless. See photos from our previous expeditions to this magical mountain.
Picture galleries of 2008 Manaslu expedition. This is one of the most beautiful peaks over 8000 meters. The ascent of Manaslu is not easy but with good preparation and quality guidance, it is possible to reach the summit. The Manaslu region is one of the poorest in Nepal and there are not many trekking groups nor quality lodges but people are wonderful and well-known for their hospitality.
This peak has given us everything we expected from the Himalayas: climbing up the rocky cliffs, ascending tied into a rope over the glacier, travelling up the 60% steep angle frozen snow and ice slopes and up a sharp ridge to the summit, which is so narrow that even three people are a crowd! The view from the top is so breathtaking that you simply do not feel like going back down to the base camp. This climb is excellent preparation for subsequent ascents of the Himalayas to the peaks above 8000m.
The highest peak of the Americas has always been a challenge for all the mountaineers. The climb up this mountain requires good fitness preparation and the climb itself requires patience and slow ascent. No need to hurry. The top will surely one day be under your feet. We have been there seven times and each time we learned a lot. For those who listen Aconcagua has a lot to say. Man never knows enough.
I enjoyed EST expeditions and made very good friends, who I have been in regular contact with ever since. I experienced and learned a lot during the two expeditions I went to with Extreme Summit Team. I appreciate the way in which Dragan does his job. His knowledge of the secrets of the Himalayas inspires confidence in each member of the expedition and my opinion is that he is capable to lead to the top of the mountain even people with modest mountaineering skills. I am always pleased to recommend EST team to all my colleagues who would like to experience the challenges of high mountain climbing
“I came to know Dragan and his extremist team somewhat too late. I had climbed and walked across the mountains for over thirty years (it is not just the air but the spirit of mountains), but never much farther than Mt. Durmitor and Mt. Prokletije and never higher than Mt. Olympus. For a long time I thought I could not go farther or higher until I met Dragan who is familiar with paths that lead far and beyond and high up in the air and joined him when I was sixty something, for the time being just to the Himalayas, the Andes, Mt. Atlas. Sounds incomplete, doesn’t it?
I was fortunate enough to be a member of three expeditions organized by EST: Island peak, Aconcagua and Cho Oyu. They are true professionals, good and likeable people who not only provide technical assistance but also offer spiritual development. It was an honor to meet Dragan, Miloš and Nina who made gravity have less of an effect on me.