Expeditions can be tough, harrowing and sometimes simply hard work. However they can also be incredibly rewarding, giving you the opportunity to not only climb some amazing peaks but to also immerse yourself in different cultures, make fantastic new friends and give you memories that will last a life time.
Vertical resources is aimed at delivering high level mountaineering, trekking and ski mountaineering expeditions with passionate, motivated and qualified guides. We have worked extensively with our support and logistics staff over the last 6 years and have enjoyed incredibly successful trips. We are looking for motivated and passionate climbers and trekkers to join us on our trips – don’t miss out!
- Putha Hiunchuli 2014
- Nepal MIA 2013 (Mera, Island and Ama Dablam)
- Manaslu 2011 (Speedfly 8,000)
- Peru 2011
- Mera and Island Peak 2010
- Cholatse 2009
- Lhotse 2008
As most of the climbing and expedition community now know all climbing permits have been cancelled for the Spring Climbing season in Nepal.
Yesterday we spent the best part of the late morning and early afternoon climbing and scrambling our way to the summit of Chukung Ri. This small peak stands just near 5550m and is dwarfed by the looming south faces of Nuptse and Lhotse. It’s commonly used for acclimatisation for crossing the high pass to Lobuje […]
The slow approach to Island Peak ( Imje Se) continues. Yesterday we had another acclimation day at Dingboche where we got our climbing equipment ready – putting together the fixed line systems and doing a series of exercises to get the team ready to use the fixed lines and abseiled on Island peak. There are […]
Departing Namche yesterday we chose to take the path less travelled and instead of going via Tengboche we instead climbed up via a old set of rock stairs to a trail that leads to Mhong Lha From here the trail splits and heads up towards Gokyo or down and across the river to Phortse. From […]
We arrived in Namche late yesterday afternoon just before a large storm descended on us – the thunder and lightening was quite intense and a great way to be welcomed to this famous Nepalese mountain village Our tents kept us warm and dry and and night fell and the temperature dropped the rain turned to […]
Its time for the final Journey for the 2016/17 season to the Antarctic Peninsula to start again. I’m currently sitting back in Hotel Rosa de Los Vientos waiting for the MV PLANCIUS to arrive tonight / tomorrow. The remainder of the expedition staff arrive tonight and we will board early in the morning to get […]
We’re now back in the amazing port town of Ushuaia – I ‘ve got the chance to do a few updates with high res images before we head south again in a few hours with a complete set of new pasengers. The last few days have been pretty good with some amazing climbing – […]
This is the tracking page for the Antarctic Expeditions – however it has also been added to the main expedition page as well. You can either bookmark this page or follow the link below to the main page where all the expedition updates will be shown. MAIN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PAGE
With NZ currently in the grip of a strong disturbed westerly flow its feeling good to be re-gathering after returning from Nepal and the Cholatse Expedition rather than rushing back into the mountains to work.
We went back to camp 1 again to acclimatise some more and the do a bit of a reccy on the Rock step that leads to the SW ridge proper. Once we’d done that we were able to descend back to BC for 2 days rest before heading back up to make our summit push. […]
The Glacier leading up to the Headwall is very slow moving – any crevasing is mostly open and easily seen. The team were re-introduced to fixed line techniques – abseil techniques with heavy packs and once again moved up and down the glacier to acclimatize and tag Camp 1 Images – Camp 1 – Rock […]
Jerry is the Second guide for a team of 9 clients working with Lead Guide Mal Haskins (Vertical Resources ) in collaboration with Jagged Globe on the Cholatse 2016 Expedition. Guiding at any altitude requires taking complete responsibility for your clients lives in dangerous environments. So one has to have complete confidence in one’s own […]
Busy Times in Kathmandu! Getting ready for an expedition is always different from trip to trip. This time is no exception! Landing in Kathmandu just prior to one of the largest festivals can present interesting challenges. Right now Dashain is in full swing – this means that for the last few days the roads were […]
During the month of October, 10, almost complete strangers came together to make an attempt on a 7246m peak in a remote region of Nepal – The Lower Dolpo. Joining us were another 11 Nepali Staff. These men had worked together in the past but to us they were also strangers. On the 5th of […]
An adventure is an activity with an unknown outcome …… If this definition is true then we’ve been having a HUGE adventure. By now you may have heard that the central himalaya’s bore the brunt of another tropical storm and that larghe number of people were killed or are missing in the Annapurna and Dolpo […]
Over the last 4 days the Jagged Globe, Putha Hiunchuli team has been making it’s way up through the Lower Dolpo Trail from Juphal to our current location of Karkott (3300m). The region is very dry, dust storms, donkey dust, narrow trails and deep river gorges are giving us daily challenges and rewards. The Team […]
It’s Super Exciting! Soph and I are off to Nepal on the 28th for almost 9 months. We’ve got a range of trips up our sleeves mixed in with Tandem Paragliding, some NGO work and trying to come to grips with the Nepali Language. The Plan October 3 – November 4th Putha Hiunchli – […]
It's definatley that time of year, and I don't mean Christmas. Every time I go away on expedition, in the last week before I leave the courier come knocking – almost daily. Sometimes it's with relief as the equipment has had to come from overseas and through customs – it's never nice getting an extra […]
Being able to go and play for the first time in Peru was a great experience. I was working for Jagged Globe once again and was really excited. The expedition crew were, once again, simply fantastic and really motivated. Enjoy the slide show and trip report Report Name Alpamayo and Huascaran 2011 Leaders Report […]
In October of 2011 after successfully summitting Manaslu with Ben West, Sidi Mama and Pemba Sherpa, Mal Haskins attempted to speedfly from below Camp 3. Walking out19th October We’re on the walk out – we left SamaGoan a few days ago and are now about to head over the Lharka Lha. We should be back […]
In May of 2010 I led an expedition for Jagged Globe to Mera and Island Peak via the Mera la and the Hinku and Honku valleys and the Amphu Labtsa. It was a fantastic trip with a great crew – Enjoy the image gallery and trip report from the trip. Report Name Mera and Island […]
In 2009 we attempted the SW ridge of Cholatse – a technical route on an outstanding peak in the Khumbu Valley. Ultimately, due to avalanche hazard we were not successful however we had an amazing time in some outrageous settings. Expedition completedThe expedition is now over and we’re all down and back in kathmandu. I’ll […]
Lhotse – via Western Cwm