Mountaineering :: Trekking :: Ski touring

 

Each year I organise a number of ski mountaineering expeditions around the world. I do not offer guided ski expeditions within Europe. The European projects that I organise are normally for friends who travel with me regularly to extra-European destinations. I occasionally organise projects in the Alps / Pyrenees / Scandinavia as practice or training trips for my greater ranges projects.

The list below shows the ski expeditions that I have organised and led in recent years. The programme for the coming years will depend on a number of factors including: new areas that I would like to visit, requests from past clients etc. I expect that I will organise a number of repeat visits to countries that I have been to before, as well as a number of projects in new areas.

I am a member of the 2 leading ski mountaineering clubs in the UK, the Alpine Ski Club and the Eagle Ski Club. I have led overseas ski expeditions for both these organisations and aim to do so again in the future. I am also prepared to organise ski expeditions for any other organisations or groups of individuals on request.

As my ski expeditions have to be fitted around my Himalayan expeditions I normally need to plan the programme 12-18 months ahead.

I have an extensive collection of pictures taken on the expeditions listed below and can give  presentations on any of the countries or mountain ranges named. Alternatively I can give a presentation 'Ski Mountaineering Worldwide' that covers all the countries that I have visited.

David Hamilton

 

Western Europe Ski Expeditions

1993        Mt Blanc ski ascent / descent (Dec 24/25)
1994        Chamonix > Zermatt (February)
1995        Chamonix > Zermatt (March)
1996        Ailefroid > La Grave (Ecrins)
1997        Jura Traverse (Switzerland),  Val d'Aosta tour / La Thuile to Cogne (Italy)
1998        Vanoise Area (France),  Jotunheimen (Norway),  Zermatt Area (Switzerland)
1999        Chamonix > Zermatt (February)
2000        Chamonix > Zermatt (March),  Jotunheimen (Norway)
2001        Rhone valley (Switzerland),  Val d'Aosta (Italy),  Jotunheimen (Norway)
2002        Diablerets > Grimsel (Switzerland),  Jostedalsbreen traverse (Norway)
2003        GR20 Corsica (southern section),  Jungfrau > Grimsel > Bintal (Switzerland)
2004        Bernese Oberland / Tour de Soliel (Switzerland)
2005        GR20 Corsica (northern section)
2006        Tours in Zermatt and Saas Fee areas (Switzerland)
2008        Alpine Ski Club Centenary celebrations Murren, Switzerland
2010        Lyngen Alps (Norway)
2011        Lyngen Alps (Norway)
2012        Ecrins (France)
2013        Ecrins (France) & Lyngen Alps (Norway)
2014        Queyras (France)
2015        Mediterranean to Mt Blanc (France/Italy) & Lyngen Alps (Norway)
2016        West to East crossing of Switzerland (Chamonix to Bergun)

 

Russia Ski Expeditions

1992        Day tours from Baksan valley and ski ascent of Elbrus 5642m
1993        Day tours from Baksan valley and ski ascent of Elbrus 5642m
1994        Day tours from Baksan valley and ski ascent of Elbrus 5642m
1994        East to West traverse of central Caucasus

 

Greece Ski Expeditions

2006        Day tours in Parnassos mountains and ski attempt on Mt Olympus 2918m


Turkey Ski Expeditions

2004       Tours in Erzerum region & ski ascent of Ararat 5137m
2006       Tours in Kars / Sarikarmis region & ski ascent of Ararat 5137m
2007       Tours in Ala Dag / Taurus range and ski attempt on Mt Erciyes 3197m


Iran Ski Expeditions


2002      Tours in Zard Kooh & Alborz ranges and ascent of Damavand 5671m
2004      Tours in Zard Kooh & Alborz ranges and ascent of Damavand 5671m


North America Ski Expeditions

2006      Denali 6194m


Pakistan Ski Expeditions

1996      Ski Traverse     of the Hispar & Biafo glaciers from Hispar to Askole             
1997      Ski Traverse     of the Hispar & Biafo glaciers from Hispar to Askole             
2004      Great Karakoram Ski Traverse (Shimshal - Hushe)   


China    Ski Expeditions

1998      Ski ascent / descent of Muztagh Ata 7546m        


Antarctica Ski Expeditions

2003       South Pole (last degree)               
2006       South Pole (last degree)
2007       South Pole (last degree)
2007       Mount Vinson ski ascent
2009       South Pole (last degree)
2010       Mount Vinson Ski Tour (Mt Vinson 4892m, Mt Shinn 4660m, Mt Rutford 4477m
2014       Mount Vinson Ski Tour (Mt Vinson 4892m, Mt Shinn 4660m)

David Hamilton
High Adventure
67 Castle Road
Hartshill
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 0SG

Email:  david@highadventure.org.uk

Telephone:    From UK    02476 395422
From other countries     +44 2476 395422

Skype:  davidhamilton8848

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