The ultimate dream of most mountaineers is to one day take on the biggest mountaineering challenge possible – climbing Mount Everest – and Himalayan Ascent is here to help you make that dream a reality!
Of course, turning the dream into reality requires a lot of hard work, and Himalayan Ascent will only accept climbers who have the requisite skills and level of experience.
The aim of Himalayan Ascent's Mount Everest Expedition is to provide the necessary framework for expedition members to have a safe, enjoyable trip, with the best possible chance of summiting. The key components of this framework include:
- Employing an experienced, strong, caring and professionally trained team of Sherpa guides on the mountain, all with previous Everest experience/summits
- Creating a small, cohesive team of climbers and Sherpas
- Strictly vetting the calibre of expedition members
- Providing a comfortable base camp
- Staying healthy
We will tackle Mount Everest via the South Col and South East ridge route. You'll feel like you're climbing through history as you pass through and across such infamous features as the Khumbhu Icefall, the Western Cwm, the Yellow Band and the Geneva Spur. Once you're on the summit push, you'll look back in awe towards Makalu, Lhotse, and when you're standing on the South Summit you'll stare across towards the Hillary Step and the true summit, and know that your dream is within reach.
Your expedition leader for 2017 Mount Everest expedition
This expedition requires excellent fitness and prior experience of a Himalayan expedition. You should be able to carry at least 15kg, demonstrate strong endurance and high mountaineering experience. The South Col-South East ridge is the classic route that passes through the Khumbhu icefall and involves a steep climb on the Lhotse face. The maximum altitude is 8848m.
- Stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Oho Oyu, Makalu, Shispangma and Makalu
- Colourful Buddhist culture and spirited Sherpa people
- Summiting the highest mountain in the world
Day 2-3: In Kathmandu (Preparation)
Day 4: Fly to Lukla Trek to Phakding
Day 5-6: Trek to Namche and Acclimatize
Day 7-8: Trek to Dingboche Via Tengboche Monastery
Day 9: Rest and acclimatize in Dingboche
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche
Day 11: In Lobuche
Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 13-15: Rest, acclimatize and Puja at EBC
Day 16-17: Introduction to Khumbu Icefall & Ladder training
Day 18-20: Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC
Day 21-23: Rest
Day 24-29: Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC
Day 30-37: Rest period before Summit attempt
Day 38-54: Preparation for Summit and Summit Everest
Day 55-58: Pack up Base camp and trek to Lukla
Day 59: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 60: In Kathmandu
Day 61: Depart Kathmandu