The Eagle Ski Club has sponsored many club expeditions over the years. In earlier years expeditions took place every two years, but more recently the aim has been to have one expedition (or even two) each year, and to encourage a greater variety of types of trips.
This page lists all the club expeditions back to 1986, plus a few other trips which didn't have the title of "club expedition" but which had similarly adventurous objectives. It provides links to the article in the club yearbook article (where these are online) and other resources such as expedition reports and photographs.
2019 - Mount Steele, Canada
Six members set out to climb and ski Mt Steele (5073m), in the Kluane National Park in the Canadian Yukon. Despite poor weather and open crevasses, the team covered the 10 miles to the foot of Steele, but were stopped by blue ice on the final 1000m face of the peak.
2017 – Mount Sanford, Alaska
2016 - Mount Logan, Canada
2015 – Ladakh
Five members set out to travel to Padum along the frozen Zanskar River. However, with the route closed due to a huge landslip, the team pivoted to plan B and finally to plan C, which saw them skiing in the Chomo Valley.
2014 - Central Rockies Traverse, Canada
This trip traversed the central section of the Great Divide Traverse of the Rocky Mountains of Canada, from the Clemenceau Icefield to the Columbia Icefield. After an initial helicopter flight to the start of the trip on the Cummins Glacier, the team traversed 70km over 10 days to the Columbia Icefield and then down to the road at the Columbia Parkway.
2013 – Liverpool Land, Greenland
2013 – Chugach Mountains, Alaska
This expedition explored the Chugach Mountains – 300 miles east of Anchorage in Alaska. After a short flight in, the first part of the trip was based at the Scandinavian Peaks Hut, making ascents in the area, although the party had to turn back without summiting Mt Marcus Baker (13,176 ft - the highest peak in the range). The final part of the trip was spent skiing objectives in the area around Valdez and close to Anchorage.
2012 – Antarctica
The team sailed in the yacht “Spirit of Sydney” from Ushuaia in Argentina, across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Once there, they skied 13 mountains (including 8 first ascents) in the Anvers Island, Paradise Harbour and Cierva Cove areas.
2011 – Tavan Bogd, Mongolia
The expedition made nine ascents in the Tavan Bogd – the Holy Summits region of the Mongolian Altai which lies in the north west of Mongolia, bordering Russia and China. The summits included the highest peak in Mongolia - Khuiten (4374m) and many ski descents.
2010 – Chile / Argentina
After a warm-up period in the Chilean Lake District, the expedition moved to explore the Rio de Las Cuevas valley in Argentina (close to the Chilean border and just to the west of Aconcagua). Unfortunately the winter had been very dry (possibly related to prevailing La Niña conditions), and the team found very little skiable snow in the expedition area.
2008 – Ak-Shirak, Kyrgyzstan
The 2008 club expedition was originally scheduled to go to the Lhagu Glacier in eastern Tibet. Unfortunately the political situation there meant that this wasn’t possible, so the expedition team went to the Ak-Shirak range of the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, where they extended the explorations in a similar area to that visited by the 2006 expedition.
2007 – Ak-Shirak, Kyrgyzstan
This expedition was sponsored by the Alpine Club, but all the members on the trip were Eagles and it continued the exploration of the Ak-Shirak range of the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, started by Eagle Ski Club expeditions in 2003 and 2006.
2006 – Ak-Shirak, Kyrgyzstan
2003 – Kalanag, Garwhal Himalaya
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 2003 p22-23 (not yet online)
2002 – Southern Patagonian Icecap
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 2003 p17 – 21 (not yet online)
2000 – Kedar Dome, Garwhal Himalaya
A successful ascent of Kedar Dome (6831m) in the Gangotri region of the Garwhal Himalaya (India).
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 2001 p17 – 23 (not yet online)
1998 – Baffin Island
A traverse of the Cumberland Peninsular of Baffin Island, taking in the summits of 14 peaks en route.
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 1998 p7 – 13 (not yet online)
1996 – Gunnbjornsfjeld, Greenland
An ascent of Gunnbjornsfjeld (3710m) in the Watkins Mountains – the highest peak in Greenland followed by a 180km journey to the coast.
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 1997 p59 – 65 (not yet online)
1994 – Svalbard
A 178km journey through Svalbard, including the highest summit of Newtontoppen (1715m).
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 1994 p5 – 13 (not yet online)
1992 – Mount Waddington, British Columbia
An ascent of Mount Waddington (NW Summit 4001m), the highest point in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 1992 p16 – 21 (not yet online)
1990 – Kulu Valley, India
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 1990 p24 – 27 (not yet online)
1988 – Tien Shan (Chimbulak), USSR
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 1988 p15 – 23 (not yet online)
1986 – Hayes Range, Alaska
Yearbook writeup: ESC Yearbook 1986 p20 – 28 (not yet online)
1984 – Mount Forel, Greenland
An attempt on Mont Forel (3360m) in the Schweizerland Alps of Eastern Greenland. The team reached within 150m of the summit, but had to turn back due to high winds and extreme cold.