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IMG Expedition Trip Reports

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Everest South Side Climbs and Nepal Treks

Dolpo Trek, Nepal

Everest North Side Climbs and Tibet Treks

Cho Oyu

Ama Dablam

Bhutan Trek


Vinson Massif




Mt. Rainier, Washington

Ouray, CO — Ice Climbing Seminars

Mt. Baker, WA

Smith Rocks Climbing Seminars

Mt. Bona, Alaska — IMG's Alaskan Ascents Program


Patagonia Trek

Machu Picchu, Peru


Cerro Aconcagua

Mexico Volcanoes

Ecuador Volcanoes


Carstensz Pyramid


Various European Expeditions

Mt. Elbrus, Russia

International Mountain Guides Antarctic Vinson Climb Expedition
Featured Expedition Coverage

Trip Report for IMG's 2014 Mt. Bona Climb
Story and photos by Tom Allred
"Now we were dropped on the complete opposite side of the mountain on a route that as far as I can tell hadn't seen humans since Andrew McLean's 2007 attempt. There was nothing else to do but set up camp and see what the next day would bring..."

Ongoing Expedition Coverage in the IMG Blog
IMG news, current expedition updates and gear Q&A in the IMG Blog »

Article about father/son Seven Summiters and IMG's 2010 Everest Expedition Climbers

If this didn't hurt so much,
I'd be having fun!
~IMG climber on Cho Oyu
See the Cho Oyu Expedition video »

As I looked around, it was hard not to gasp — the drama of the Himalayan mountains is astounding... However, as we pressed onward, day after day, it became acutely apparent that the rewards of our toil were not only in the views, but also with the people we met, the homes we entered and the laughter we shared.
We put a lot of effort and research into choosing the right way to go for Everest, and I left the mountain without a doubt that we chose and were with the best organization and people on the hill. I think most of the rest of base camp knew it too...
It was my personal experience, and what I heard from the others in my group, that sets IMG apart. They made it their business to pay attention to the small things that not only makes for a good trip, but can make the difference between success and failure. Most important, they were positive and fun to be with. Team work and team spirit was the priority.
I don't think I will ever forget watching one of our herders, hands gripped firmly to the tail of his yak, skidding across the grassy valley as if on water skis. 2000 pounds versus 120 pounds the odds lay in favor of the yak but I had to give the herder credit for tenacity. My mother turned sixty that evening, and we were fed our second cake of the day, still warm and buttery from being tipped by Raj Kumar, only moments before, from its baking tin.
I cannot express how satisfied I was with the entire trip. My history with you dates back to Rainier in the mid-1980's, so I'm speaking quite sincerely from experience. You run a great program, thank you!
~Peter V.
I pay for the expertise, but I hope for a complete experience — I got it all... I can safely say I won't climb with any outfit but IMG.
~Jeff M.
I can't say enough good things about both the logistics and the staff. I had plenty of ideas about how the trip should go and what was possible. Your expedition service surpassed all my expectations, provided me with the best opportunity to summit, even compared to the super expensive guided trips, and as such, I was successful in fulfilling a dream of 20 years. I will recommend your service to anyone interested. It was simply the best on the mountain.
~Dan G.
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