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Special Departures with The North Face

Mountain Travel Sobek is delighted to team up with The North Face to offer a selection of exclusive departures in 2016! Celebrity athletes will accompany guests on our September 10th departure of the "Tour du Mont Blanc" and our October 19th departure of "Everest Base Camp Trek," including alpinist Kris Erickson and “Mr Everest” Peter Athans! We’ll also be running a special departure of "Yosemite Quick Escape" with celebrity athlete Jim Zellers, as well as "Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies." To secure your place on one of these fantastic adventures check out The North Face’s free VIPeak rewards program, sign up, and contact the Mountain Travel Sobek team at 1-888-831-7526. It’s that easy!


The Journeys

The Tour du Mont Blanc with Kris Erickson
Winding through France, Italy and Switzerland, our classic circuit of the Mont Blanc massif is a "must-do" for every hiker. This rigorous trek offers incredible scenery, cultural attractions, and outstanding cuisine. Experience it with alpinist Kris Erickson and MTS!
Departure: Sep 10, 2016 This trip has departed.  |  From $4,895  |  Click For Details

Everest Base Camp with Peter Athans
The ultimate adventure for the ultimate explorer, a pilgrimage to the iconic Everest. On this awe-inspiring, 19-day trek you'll journey to Base Camp and back with mountaineer, author and film-maker Peter Athans, and come face to face with the mighty mountain.
Departure: Oct 19, 2016 This trip has departed.  |  From $5,095  |  Click For Details

Yosemite Quick Escape with Jim Zellers
Deep in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains sits the wildly scenic, glacially sculpted Yosemite Valley. Explore it with us on this relaxed, four-day hiking adventure, accompanied by The North Face’s Jim Zellers.
Departure: Sep 29, 2016 This trip has departed.  |  From $1,999  |  Click For Details

Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
Get whisked away by helicopter to the high alpine meadows of western Canada on this exclusive adventure. Alongside Mountain Travel Sobek, you'll hike beneath glaciers, across turquoise lakes, and enjoy a rare tour of the world's best preserved fossil beds.
Departure: Aug 20, 2016 This trip has departed.  |  From $4,195  |  Click For Details


Meet the Athletes

Kristoffer Erickson
For the last two decades Kris has been establishing first ascents and descents around the globe as a professional climber, skier and photographer. He is a certified AMGA and IFMGA mountain guide, and a special kind of athlete who helped usher in early mixed climbing, while photo-documenting the world’s most magnificent mountain ranges. Kris also supports a number of community projects in the Himalaya, Morocco, and in his native state of Montana.

Peter Athans
Peter Athans is a mountaineer, author and film-maker, and his name has been synonymous with the exploration of Mt. Everest for nearly three decades. He has led numerous expeditions to the mountain and has summited seven times over the course of 15 expeditions. Peter is a strong proponent of Sherpa culture and has documented their talents at high altitude in books and films. He is a board member and Program Director with the Khumbu Climbing Center and works to improve the competence and safety of all Nepalese high altitude climber-professionals.

Jim Zellers
A team snowboarder since 1988, The North Face athlete Jim Zellers knows more about recreating in the North American West than just about anyone. His feats include a first (and only) descent of Half Dome by snowboard, numerous first descents in the Sierra and around the world, and helping to pioneer helicopter skiing and snowboarding in Juneau as a guide in the 1990s. Over the years Jim has dabbled heavily (read: semi-pro status) in mountain biking and climbing, and he is a pretty good surfer, too. Jim also enjoys hiking and backpacking, loves a good river trip, and will even run if he has to.