I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everybody at 360 for a totally awesome expedition skills course last week. The week did exactly what it said on the tin plus much more, from the discussions around weather and avalanches, to self arresting, rock climbing and abseiling and then putting it all together to summit the Maladeta on a gorgeous day everything was great! The instruction from Rolfe and support from Jamie alongside a great team bond helped everybody learn new skills and overcome fears (abseiling for me). I feel I now have both the confidence and the tools for whatever Kang Yatse II throws at me later in the year!
Testimonials : Mountaineering
The expedition was well organised and we had great guides both local and from 360. Professional and fun, and prepared to got the extra mile to make the magic happen! I loved the fact that it’s less busy so the experience was more of a journey. I got to celebrate my 40th birthday on the mountain!
I wanted a challenge and knew Stok Kangri would a good one! My personal highlights were camp, expedition life and summiting. The expedition was excellent and I would highly recommend it to my friends!
Stok Kangri was an amazing & fulfilling expedition. The group was friendly, amiable and I met some truly inspirational people, companions whom I hope to trek and climb with in the future.
The trip itself was amazing from start to finish. From the outset we were looked after so well, even to the point where we were flown to Lukla by helicopter as the poor weather prevented us flying by plane. The accommodation we stayed in was more than I could have expected. We also had the privilege of dining at Everest Base Camp.The Sherpas and porters were so helpful and friendly throughout the trip and really looked after us all. Last, but not least, Stuart Shipp, what a legend. The final ascent to Island Peak was a tough 17 hours for all of us. We knew it was going to be tough, but we did not realise the magnitude of it. This is where Stuart was outstanding, his experience, knowledge, guidance and support was what got us through it. He jelled extremely well with everyone in the group and brought us all together. I would highly recommend him, but he needs to improve on his jokes 🙂