We chose Feeding the Rat Expeditions as our name and Camelus Bactrianus as our logo because they both represent something we felt has been overlooked in the rapid evolution of expedition climbing; the deep urge to go somewhere and do something on the fringes of common experience. We’ve seen the way places have been affected by commercialism and work to avoid that, knowing that by experiencing true wilderness we can maintain it.

Today, Feeding the Rat Expeditions has had 25 years of running trips across the Karakorum & Tibetan plateau. Dozens of high altitude first ascents, desert crossings & trips into remote areas has earned us unparalleled access to much of China’s high altitude wilderness. We have run trips, from as far east as Japan to as far west as Iran, all of them unique, all of them small footprint & all of them a success – we may not have summited 100% of the time, but 100% of our team members have made it back to the airport having done something NObody has ever attempted before. In two decades we’ve made as little impact as possible in the effort to retain the true wildernesses we go to; always small teams, we’ve met the locals as equals, avoided over-commercialism, paid fair wages, advocated best practices, made new friends & left places as wild as we found them. Hard attained summits are always good, but there’s more to a good trip. Much more.

Feeding the Rat Expeditions
Legendary Routes & First Ascents
Feeding the Rat Expeditions
Legendary Routes & First Ascents
Feeding the Rat Expeditions
Legendary Routes & First Ascents