Dhaulagiri

The Expedition Team

Team Membership

The team will have a minimum size of 4 members and 1 guide/leader, and a maximum size of 12 members and 2 guides.  The Base Camp will be staffed by a Sherpa Sirdar/Cook.  A team of between 5 and 8 Climbing Sherpas will carry loads and support the summit climb.

We will be inviting experienced climbers to participate in the team and we need a minimum of six to run at the pricing structure we have established. The intention is to invite accomplished high-altitude climbers with the appropriate attributes to make good team members.

Logistics & Expedition Leader

The logistics and leadership on the mountain will be provided by Adventure Consultants guide Dean Staples and a cadre of top AC Sherpa climbers.

This expedition has been designed to cater to experienced mountaineers with sufficient experience and ability to climb without direct guidance on an 8000-metre peak, but with the benefit of a strong and experienced crew with a proven summit record.

 Dean Staples, Expedition Leader
Based in Lake Hawea, New Zealand our NZ Chief Guide, Dean Staples, leads both international expeditions and New Zealand trips. A multi-talented IFMGA guide with over two decades of guiding experience, Dean is a super friendly guy, with great patience and leadership skills.

Amongst a multitude of climbing achievements Dean currently shares the record for Everest summits by a kiwi, with a total of 9 summits and as lead guide on our 2013 Everest Expedition, he achieved a double summit of Everest and then Lhotse in just over 24 hours. Dean has previously climbed Dhaulagiri on our successful 2017 expedition.
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Sherpas

 Everybody on both teams together in one photo! 22 April 2013, Everest Base Camp.  © Guy Cotter

Our group of climbing Sherpas is enthusiastic, motivated and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of Sherpas in Nepal. They have dozens of Everest summits between them.

Our cooking staff are very well known for the quality of the cuisine they produce and are coveted by other team leaders due to the reputation they have established. We have been developing the personnel within our Sherpa team for 18 years and they are an integral part of the Adventure Consultants Team.

Head Office Support Team

Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. As an organisation, we place a substantial amount of time and resources into ensuring our trips are well planned and supported. You can be assured that the AC staff will provide you with friendly advice and knowledgeable support throughout the planning stages of your trip and we will be there to provide backup while the trip is running

 Client Liaison for Adventure Consultants, Amy Hall 
Amy Hall, Client Liaison
Amy has been with Adventure Consultants since November 2015 in the role of Client Liaison for European and Himalayan Operations. A keen traveller to remote parts of the world, Amy brings a wealth of experience to her role. Read more

 Left to right: Suze Kelly, Amy Hall, Anthea Fisher, Caroline Ogle, Aaron Whitehead, Guy Cotter, Jenny Grace, Steve Moffat, Emberly Wetherall and Tiffany Shervell. Absent are Anita Winterburn, David Ireland and Kelly McLaren.  
© Anna Allen

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Sherpa Future Fund

If you would like to support the victims and affected families of the Everest Base Camp Avalanche, please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. 
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