At 5,890m Baden Powell Scout Peak, named by the Nepalese Government in 2007 in honour of the Centenary of World Scouting, sits within the Ganesh Himal area of the Langtang Himalaya in Nepal. This is not a trekking peak but an Alpine PD Graded peak, used by the Himalayan High Altitude Sherpas as a qualifying and training peak. Situated near the Chinese border and Tibet, it offers perfect views of Langtang II, Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Dorje Lakpa (6966 m) and Shishapangma (8013 m) in Tibet.
The sixteen day expedition to Baden Powell Scout Peak is truly awe inspiring and the villages you will pass through, which are mostly Sherpa and Tibetan, will give you an insight into a culture not changed yet by modernisation and allowing you the opportunity to experience true Nepalese mountain life.
On the mountain, the summit route we use crosses a crevasse and ice headwall using sections of fixed rope but is a perfectly attainable achievement for the regular hillwalker with experience of using crampons and ice axe and being out in winter, remember to bring your sense of adventure.
You will be guided by Government licensed Climbing Sherpas and supported with a local cook team and porters as well as an English speaking guide.
Baden Powell Peak is sure to eventually become one of the more popular alpine graded peaks of Nepal but as yet is fairly unknown out-with the Nepalese aspiring high altitude Sherpa community. As a Government licensed peak it is also more difficult to arrange a climbers permit but working alongside our Nepalese in-country partners, BP Scout Peak Treks& Expedition (P) Ltd. presents us with no problems in attaining the necessary documentation.
Whether it’s your first alpine route or you’re searching for inspiration for your next one, why not make it a Himalayan one.
Dates: 17th April to 3rd May 2021
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