On Thursday 7th November 2013, the Expedition Wise Team will start off on their incredible expedition to conquer an unclimbed peak in Nepal. Located north of the Annapurna range, the magnificent ‘Chhubohe’, stands at 5.640m (18,503ft) in the Naar Phu valley. The area is also known as the ‘Lost Valley’.
The Naar Phu Valley is the most remote of the Manang District and access is granted only with the purchase of a special permit. Few westerners have explored this area, or the virtually untouched villages of Nar & Phu, where the residents make their livelihood mainly from herding yak and trading meat & wool with the villages in the lower Manang region. This magnificent area is also known to have the world’s highest concentration of snow leopard per square kilometer!
The team, consisting of Brian Jackson, Ian Foster & Bug Wrightson, will start their first day trekking to the village of Jagat, situated above the Marsyangdi Khola (river), where they will stay for the night before trekking for 5-6hrs to Dharapani. They will continue the 7 day trek passing through alpine pastures, remote villages and traversing the region’s high passes, before crossing rugged and isolated terrain eventually arriving at Base Camp. Here, they will stay for a few days, exploring the area, before the final push to climb Chhobohe! It will then take another week to arrive back in Kathmandu, before returning to the UK having been away for a month!!
This is an incredible feat for the team, and to summit an unclimbed peak will be amazing! This, however, is not the only aim of the expedition.
As Expedition Wise Director, Brian is well experienced in helping others achieve their Charity Challenge goals, whether it be summiting Kilimanjaro or cycling from London to Paris. Now it is time for him to take on his own incredible challenge to raise money for the charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK, a charity close to his heart as he has sadly lost a dear friend to the disease.
Whilst Brian and the team are out on this demanding journey, we will keep you updated as to how they are doing. Fingers crossed we will have the fantastic news that they team have reached the summit mid November!
For all of us here, it would awesome is if we could tell Brian that he has surpassed his fundraising target on his return, & here’s how you can help!
Please follow their journey on Twitter (@ExpeditionWise) and our Facebook page and spread the word of this amazing expedition!
While they dig deep on the snowcapped peak, please dig deep too and help Brian raise
as much as possible for Pancreatic Cancer UK, by donating via the Chhubohe Expedition Just Giving Page!
Together, let’s make this a truly successful expedition in all respects!!
Thank you on behalf of Brian, Ian, Bug & all the Expedition Wise Team!!