Mount Everest, 8848m
Mount Everest, Nepal
Our climb to the summit of Mount Everest is for reasonably experienced climbers and provides experienced Sherpa support, supplemental oxygen, base camp and high camp equipment and logistics. Our aim is to provide a safe and enjoyable mountain experience for those people who are ready to climb Mount Everest.
We have run expeditions to both the north and south sides of the mountain, and we have a solid team of experienced climbing Sherpas and base camp staff. Our Nepalese operator is a family run business called Adventure Alternative Nepal registered with the NMA and with TAAN. We have spent years investing in mountaineering training for the Sherpa mountain staff, plus we provide medical insurance and helicopter cover as standard for them (as per the latest recommendations from the Nepal Mountaineering Association).
The ratio of Sherpa to climbing member is always 1:1, and the ratio of western guide (if there is one) to climbing member is 1:3. The acclimatisation plan is a tried and tested regime which has the flexibility to accommodate the expected bad weather periods and many variables that affect any summit attempt on an 8000 metre mountain. We can offer Island Peak as an optional obvious warm up, plus Lobuche as a slightly harder option for an additional fee.
The summit cycle is preceded by several trips to sleep at Camp 2 but bottled oxygen is used first when sleeping at Camp 3. Clearly the objective danger of the Icefall and avalanche risk at Camp 1 cannot be avoided, but it can be mitigated by operating safe rules of travelling at night and using fixed lines correctly.