BMC supported expeditions 2007

Posted by Tina Gardner on 19/06/2007

Wondering what new routes, technical climbs and other mountaineering expeditions are happening in 2007?

This year the BMC has given financial support to 22 expeditions and approval to a further 11. Grants have ranged from £300 to £1,200, substantially lower than in the past due to the withdrawal of sponsorship by UK Sport.

Check out below the exciting list of mountaineering expeditions approved or supported by the BMC.

Many of these have already returned, with mixed results. Bad weather stopped any attempt on Mariposa, and forced the teams in the Darwin and Yukon onto lesser objectives. In contrast, all three expeditions to Alaska were highly successful and the trip to the Zhopu pasture in Sichuan resulted in the first ascent of Hadi.

The biggest success this year came, perhaps inevitably, from Messers Fowler and Ramsden with their first ascent of the stunning Manamcho in Tibet. However, the teams visiting Kalanka, Kharchakund, Yangmolung and Paine, could yet complete really major ascents.

 Date

 Name

 Country

 Leader

15 Jan – 19 Feb

The British Graham Land Expedition 2007

Ski mountaineering and climbing in Antarctica

Paul Josse

2 Feb – 16 Mar

NW Face 0f Cerro Mariposa

Big wall climbing in  Rio Turbio valley, Argentina

Andy Cave

3 – 31 Mar

British Darwin Range Expedition 2007

The hostile Cordillera Darwin, Chilean Tierra del Fuego

Simon Yates

20 Mar – 20 May

The McMahon Line Expedition 2007

Unclimbed 7,000er in South East Tibet

Julian Freeman-Attwood

Apr – May

Scottish Mountaineering Club East Greenland Expedition 2007

Unclimbed alpine peaks in East Greenland

Colwyn Jones

3 – 30 Apr

Scottish Dan Beard Expedition

Unclimbed face in the Alaska Range, USA

Vivian Scott

5 Apr – 10 May

British Ruth Gorge 2007

Unclimbed lines in the Ruth Gorge, Alaska

Oliver Metherell

6 Apr – 6 May

British Manamcho Expedition 2007

The 'Matterhorn of Tibet', China

Mick Fowler

5 May – early Jun

Dronning Louise Land 2007

Ski-mountaineering in East Greenland

Russell Hore

7 – 29 Apr

Alpine Club Ak-Shirak on Ski Expedition

Ski mountaineering in Kyrghyzstan

Dave Wynne-Jones

25 Apr – 29 May

British Alaskan Assault 2007

New routes and hard repeats in Alaska

Jon Bracey

28 Apr – 27 May

British Zhopu Expedition 2007

Unclimbed peaks in Sichuan

David Gerrard

28 Apr – 10 Jun

British Sikkim Expedition 2007

New routes in Sikkim

Roger Payne

1-29 May

British Lowell Glacier Expedition

New routes in St Elias Range, Canadian Yukon

Simon Richardson

1 – 30 Jun

East Greenland (Sortebrae) 2007

Ski mountaineering and climbing in East Greenland

David Jakulis

mid Jun – mid Jul

FRCC Cordillera Carabaya 2007

New routes in Peru

Stephen Reid

30 Jun – 29 July

Imperial College Quimsa Cruz 2007

Rock climbing in Quimsa Cruz, Bolivia

Hal Watts

Late Jun – early Aug

Shingu Charpa 2007

Unclimbed rock wall in Nangma Valley, Pakistan

John Arran

Jul- Aug

Hispar Expedition

Unclimbed peaks around the Hispar Glacier, Pakistan

Peter Thompson

15 Jul – 11 Aug

Kuksay 2007

The 'other side' of Muztagh Ata, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

John Allen

15 Jul – 8 Aug

Contrahierbas 2007

New routes in infrequently visited area of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Anthony Barton

16 Jul – 20 Aug

Malitskovo Glacier, Western Kokshaal-Too, Kyrgyzstan

Unclimbed alpine peaks in Kyrghyzstan

Stuart Howard

17 Jul – 20 Aug

West Lancashire Scouts East Greenland Expedition 2007 - Ren Land

Large expedition to little explored area of East Greenland

Dick Griffiths

20 Jul – 2 Sep

Eastern Huayhuash 2007 Expedition

New routes in Peru

Carl Reilly

28 Jul – 26 Aug

British North Lungkar Expedition

High summit in central Tibet

John Town

30 Jul – 5 Sep

Tunde Valle Gorge, Angola

Rock climbing in Angola

Ben Heason

Sep & Oct

Kalanka North Face 2007

Major new route on high Indian Peak

Nick Bullock

Sep – Oct

Unclimbed Tibet 2007

Unattempted peak in East Tibet

John Arran

1 Sep – 20 Oct

2007 Kharchakund Expedition to the Garwhal Himal

Technical new line on previously climbed Gangotri peak, India

Patricia Deavoll

21 Sep – 21 Oct

The British Nyainquentanglha West Expedition

Unclimbed summits in Tibet

Derek Buckle

1- 31 Oct

Yangmolong Expedition 2007

Unclimbed peak in Sichuan

Dave Wynne-Jones

mid Nov – mid Dec

Welsh Central Tower of Paine 2007

New route on major wall in Torres del Paine, Chile

Dai Lampard

8 Jul - 5 Aug

British Winter Egger Expedition 

First winter ascent of Torre Egger, Patagonia, Argentina 

Ian Parnell

 



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