How we started and why it should matter to you

Our Origin Story

Himalayan Experience offers world renowned guided mountaineering and trekking expeditions to Everest, Manaslu, Lobuche and Lhotse It is one of the longest established expedition organisers in the Himalaya, with an enviable reputation for summit success and an unrivalled client safety record.

Established in 1996 by Russell Brice, an experienced mountaineer and expedition leader who has guided in the Himalaya since 1974, Himalayan Experience provides superior and unmatched expedition leadership, logistics and support for its clients.

Since inception Himalayan Experience has strived to help hundreds of clients to achieve their expedition ambitions, and is proud to have the highest success rates of any commercial climbing expedition in the Himalaya.

So that’s why…

Himalayan Experience expeditions stand out from those of our competitors due to the strength of leadership and support provided. An expedition leader, fully qualified guides and experienced English speaking Sherpas advise clients throughout, and our own dedicated medic and a fully equipped medical tent attends to all health concerns. We are also pleased to offer the best kitchen and living facilities on the mountain.

We operate with the optimum client/guide ratio of 1:4 and a client/sherpa ratio of 1:1. We take pride in the quality of our longstanding team of staff, many of whom have been with Himalayan Experience since it began. This unique team results in the most advanced level of communication, understanding and support – factors which set Himalayan Experience apart.

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Our Team

A small team of highly experienced mountaineers

RusselL Brice
Lead Guide
Shinji Tamura
Guide & Adventurer
Mark Woodward
Ski & Climb Guide
Dave McKinley
Hiro kuraoka
JMGA-qualified guide
Billi bierling
Support Crew

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