This expedition takes places over 30 days starting from Kathmandu in Nepal, and uses our existing infrastructure and itinerary for the trek to Everest Basecamp from where the climb will start.
We will be placing 3 higher camps on the mountain, with camp 1 (5,700m) being reached after a few hours of walking.
From camp 1 to camp 2 (6,200m) the climbing gets much harder, with steep, exposed ridges as well as some ice walls with fixed ropes being required. From camp 2 the next section involves steep ice climbing, with a considerable avalanche risk from the big seracs hanging from the shoulder around 6,500m until we reach camp 3 at 6,850m.
From camp 3 we will attempt to reach the summit, again using the fixed ropes to navigate the many crevasses and ice walls until we reach the top and then return to camp 3 for the night, and then back down to Everest Base Camp the following morning.