OSPREY Packs Inc. supports our exped with their innovative high end gear like backpacks, light summit packs and drinking systems. On challenging expeditions into the wild and unknown for first ascents in the Afghan Pamir, only the highest quality products can take this challenge and lead to success. Osprey stands behind their quality craftmanship by offering All Mighty Guarantee to their customers.
We, the team of Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks 2012, fully trust in Osprey´s high quality gear.
Further does Osprey´s commitment as an outdoor industry leader in sustainability, environmental and social concerns perfectly fit into our exped´s philosophy.
The team of Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks 2012 is electrified to announce WWW.SONNEN-SCHMIEDE.DE as our official supporter. The solar engineering company SONNEN-SCHMIEDE and Dipl.Ing. Peter Baumeister bring more power into the expedition with their solar panels and batteries, making sure that we never run low on energy.
All in line with our environmental awareness, avoiding all old school gasoline driven emergency power units that would pester the peaceful valleys with noise and fumes.
SONNEN-SCHMIEDE expertise is not only restricted to supplying expeditions all over the world, but are experts in counselling, planning and installing photovoltaic systems in every sector...at your private home, your industrial buildings or your private island, too. Go green, go solar!
LYO FOOD supports Afghanistan`s Secret Peaks 2012 with freeze-dried food, saving weight and energy not only for the transport but also for preparation.The nutrition is having a key role on a mountaineering expedition. Only while maintaining a well-balanced and high-calorie diet it is possible to generate maximum performance under extreme conditions. The LYO EXPEDITION meals fulfill this demand.
Check out LYO FOOD on Facebook and take a look at all those great expeditions they support!
Expedition- and Sciencemarketing company HK MOUNTAIN PROJECTS from Göttingen (GER) supports Afghanistans Secret Peaks Exped with satellite communication devices and solar technology equipment as well as postproduction and online newsreport support from the tour.
We are happy to have
GORY ONLINE print and online magazine as our Polish media partner! GORY is Polands biggest climbing magazine! Take a look and read about latest details of Adam Bielecki und Janusz Golab summit victory at Gasherbrum I and many more news, as well as our Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks Exped....
Poland´s leading outdoor website CENERIA supports our exped as Polish media partner. CENERIA is a unique source of knowledge about hardware and provides professional tests about outdoor equipment and information about the technologies used. Furthermore they are Poland´s first price comparison site in focusing only on shops offering equipment for active recreation. It is the largest base of outdoor products in the Polish Internet! Take a look:
We are happy to announce TOURIOSITY TRAVELMAG as a media partner of "Afghanistans Secret Peaks 2012".
Tourisosity Travelmag aspires to give you wings by bringing to you inspiring stories of courage, confidence and great achievements from across the globe from people who achieved those feats and realized their dreams because they believed they could do it.
We are pleased to announce Drytooling.com.pl as a media partner:
Drytooling.com.pl is an outdoor website devoted to ice and mix climbing and mountaineering. If you love winter and you can not wait to get out your ice axe from the cabinet and hit the Tatras, the Alps, or perhaps the Himalayas have a look on their web for an inspiration for your climbs.
Our new partner and specialist for high quality and innovative ultralight outdoor equipment such as tent and snowshoes in Bonn.
Walkonthewildside Christmann + Schermer GbR, Bonn
"Walk on the wild side" - Best advice from super guys!
We warmheartedly welcome ELLIS BRIGHAM MOUNTAIN SPORTS, UK's premier retail stores and online shop for ski hardware, mountaineering equipment and outdoor clothing - as our specialist supporter for mountain equipment with an experience of more than 75 Years in outdoor sports
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports Ltd, PO Box 491, Salford, M5 0AE, UK
Company No. 06836989, VAT REG No. 971006343
Special thanks to our partner CO2OL - Natural carbon collection - supporting our philosophy of environmetally friendly, low impact and light travel style - making the idea of a CO2-neutral mountaineering expedition come true.
Forest Finance Service GmbH, Eifelstr. 20, 53119 Bonn
We are very thankful for helpful consultation as well as supply with medicine and medical equipment by:
Messages of Support:
STEFAN GLOWACZ, professional rock climber, alpinist and adventurer:
In more than 30 years of rock climbing, that led him to the steepest walls, the deepest valleys, wether he was climbing competitively, building his company, speaking to the public or discovering new territories, STEFAN GLOWACZ has never chosen the simple path. Accomplishing more first ascents than we have space to mention on this page – just to name a few:
Rock Master 1987, 1988, 1992, Winner of the Olympic Games' demonstration challenge in Albertville, 1993 Vice World Champion. Expeditions to remote places in Canada, Patagonia, Antarctica, Brazil, Venezuela. First ascents of big walls at the "Renard Tower", Antarktis, "Tupilak" and "Ulamartorsuaq" in Eastern resp. Southern Greenland, and "Mount Harrison Smith" in Canada, 2006 nominated for the Piolet d'Or for establishing a 27 pitch route (IX+/7c+/5.13a, A2, M4) up the north wall of the Mullaron, Patagonia. Check out STEFAN GLOWACZ on Facebook
“All well known mountains have already been conquered on their different routes. We mountaineers and climbers have to become explorers again and discover the last white spots on the world map. This expedition to the SECRET PEAKS OF AFGHANISTAN is a thrilling venture with a deep content of information and experience, of which many future mountaineers and climbers will profit. At the same time, this tour is a trip into the past for Mariusz Hoffmann and his team – for which I wish the best of luck to all team members!” Stefan Glowacz
Thank you very much Stefan, we are honoured to receive a message of support from a true idol of this sport like you!
Ines Papert, 4 times Ice Climbing World Champion:
4 times winner of the UIAA Ice Climbing Worldcup, INES PAPERT, doing the wildest climbs all over the world - from Bavaria to Kirgistan - no matter if on rock, ice or mixed, supports our expedition.
"What a great idea! Im looking forward to your documentary and wish you an adventurous and amazing time! This country deserves much more attention! Im sure you will succeed"
German original text:
Take a look at her HOMEPAGE for the lates M11+ climb or first ascents in Kirgistan or check out INES on FACEBOOK
Thank you vary much Ines - you rock!
NAZIR SABIR, Pakistan´s mountaineering legend:
Pakistan´s famous mountaineer, NAZIR SABIR , born in Gojal, who has climbed K2 (1981), Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak (with Messner within just one week in 1982), Gasherbrum I (1992) and Mount Everest (2000) sent us a message of support, saying:
"Best of luck guys...my best wishes are also with our Afghan brothers and sisters for permanent peace and a prosperous future ahead!"
Thank you very much Nazir, we all share your wishes for Afghanistan!
Besides his work as an environmentalist, politician, for Pakistan Alpine Club and promoting Pakistan as a unique tourism destination since decades, he also runs his expedition and adventure travel agency, offering expeditions, trekking and cultural tours even in Afghanistan. Interested? Get in touch with the Pro: NAZIR SABIR EXPEDITIONS .
The "Birdman of the Karakoram" John Silvester:
The "Birdman of the Karakoram" himself, pioneer of paragliding in Pakistan´s mountain ranges - JOHN SILVESTER - supports our expedition and especially Will´s high flying objective over Wakhan Corridor:
"What a dream trip! Exploring doesnt get much better than the Wakhan, one of the few remaining mountain regions that are !off the map' ".
Thanks John, and thanks to Mansoor "the Mountain Tiger" of Hunza!
Ed Stafford, Adventurer of the Year 2011:
We are happy to receive an encouraging message of support by ED STAFFORD - European Adventurer of the Year 2011, who became the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River in South America from the source to the sea in 2010, a journey that took 860 days of walking.
"Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks expedition is a fascinating venture exploring an area we know for war and devastation. I look forward to following this expedition and watching the final documentary. Best of luck to the team I admire the whole idea."
Sir Ranulph Fiennes:
Sir Ranulph Fiennes , described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer”. That was back in 1984 since when he has broken many more world records and led many more expeditions to remote regions:
"Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks expedition captures it all - desire for adventure, love for mountains and quest for discovery. A fascinating venture that take us to the most remote corners of our planet".
True explorer & adventurer: Benedict Allen
A message of support fromBenedict Allen, explorer & adventurer, author, TV filmmaker, presenter and international motivational speaker:
"The Afghanistan's Secret Peaks expedition is a wonderfully inspiring enterprise, taking a team deep into the heart of a challenging and fascinating environment of extreme beauty and hardship. I wish them luck - and only wish I could join them on this stirring venture."