Let's plan to climb Mt Everest... anyone?

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Dates 13 Mar '13 to 13 May '13

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 25,000 - 50,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Let's plan to climb Mt Everest... anyone?

I'm looking for anyone with aspirations to climb Mt Everest within the next 3 years. Of course you don't have to be fit and ready right now, but you'd have to be willing to begin preparation.

I've already climbed Kili and plan to climb Aconcagua nearly next year. After that I'd like to progress to some of the pure Alpine summits, such as Mt Blanc, Mt Elbrus, Island Peak (Himalaya), and finally Ama Dablam.

I'm flexible if you want to push it out another year or so, or even bring it closer a year (maybe). So let me know if you're even remotely interested so we can at least discuss it. The climb may not eventuate, but I'd like to get the conversation started with enthusiastic adventurers.

Let's plan to climb Mt Everest... anyone?

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Zoracle
Zoracle How do you unfollow a trip? I just got back from summitting Kilimanjaro and although I made it, high altitude does NOT agree with my body's naturally low saturation rate, so I am out for Everest.
3 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hey Zoracle, congrats on conquering Kili. To unfollow a trip just go to your profile page (green button at the top of any page when you're signed in), click on 'Trips' in the left side bar, and then a list of all the trips you are confirmed on and following are there and you can remove yourself from them. Btw, did you take any altitude pills?
3 years ago
Zoracle
Zoracle THanks, it was tough. I didn't bring any with me, but by the 5th day I took someone else's diamox. I only took one for the next 3 days, but it really helped me sleep. without them, I woke up every 5 minutes taking deep breaths. The diamox made my body breath faster naturally, so i could sleep.
3 years ago
ravan
ravan hey im looking for group who can go with me till mount Everest coz im alone plz help me
3 years ago
Penny
Penny You should check out Nepal Himal Treks for local guides for Everest http://www.visitnepal.com/nepalvision/nepalhimaltreks/about_us.html. The team is led by Pertemba Sherpa, one of the most experienced and well known Sherpas in Nepal. We've used them on numerous occasions and they run an exceptional outfit. Also, check out Chile as a potential training ground for your expedition if you are short on time and cash. Ojos de Salado, the highest volcano in the world at almost 7,000m is a great place to start, and easier on the budget than crowded Aconcagua.
3 years ago
bader almofawezz
bader almofawezz hi, todd this estimated cost is just for the payment for nepal goverment to climb mt.everst or its for the whole trip ?
4 years ago
Skylar Givens
Skylar Givens Looks like the total cost. I would expect to pay at least $35,000+ by the time all is said and done.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi Bader. It was an estimate of the whole trip, but Skylar has a better idea of costs since he's already booked. We're going to do some research over the next few weeks and put up a blog post comparing costs/inclusions from the major operators.
4 years ago
bader almofawezz
bader almofawezz hi todd what if someone have a budget less than 10,000$ and want to climb alone is this possible ?
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Not legally, due to the cost of the permit. With $10k, I'd probably do a 12-day technical mountaineering course and then climb a peak like Aconcagua, Ama Dablam, etc. Or if you don't need the course, maybe one of the easier 7000m or 8000m peaks. The permits are much cheaper.
4 years ago
bader almofawezz
bader almofawezz what about the ilegall way how can someone do it ? and after you climb the mountin succsfully do they regester you as a guy who climb mnt everest ?
4 years ago
bader almofawezz
bader almofawezz i mean do they regester you if you climb it in illegal way
4 years ago
Skylar Givens
Skylar Givens If you are caught, regardless if you successfully climbed it or not, they will detain you and never allow you to come back to the country. There are government officials at base camp that do check up on things. I know China (Tibet) is especially strict about this. You might look into climbing from the North side as it is significantly cheaper. Not worth the risk in my opinion. Mountain climbing is a patience game. My advice is to wait until you can afford the cost.
4 years ago
mpreihs
mpreihs Mountain climbing, especially Everest, is about rules and about team work. Not about scamming and shortcuts. Bader, perhaps your personality is better suited for something that won't get you in trouble - like sneaking up Everest on your own is sure to do. Check out the train ride around India. Looks like a great trip. Good luck.
4 years ago
bader almofawezz
bader almofawezz mpreihs its better to keep your opinions and advise to your self either you say somthing usefull here or to zip your mouth . i am very sirious about it my plan was to go with this trip but then i thought about were is the acheivment by going with group and botteld oxgen my plan was to climb Jengish Chokusu in kyrgyzstan but it canceled due to some political problems there right now and whole trip costs 4000$ so my main problem is the lack of mony
4 years ago
mpreihs

mpreihs As Skyler has pointed out, one can approach Mount Everest from the southern, Nepalese side, or from the northern, Tibetan (Chinese) side. Climbing permits issued in China cost around $4,000 and include many support services to Advanced Base Camp. Permits issued in Nepal cost $10,000 and don’t include services at all. However, the northern routes are longer, more dangerous, and much more technical than the southern routes. Your likelihood of summiting from the north is lower and your likelihood of dying on a northern route is higher.
In 2006, a British climber paid a budget, Kathmandu-based trekking company about $7,500 to arrange for a climbing permit, food, and minimal services to Base Camp on the north, Tibetan side of the mountain. He climbed alone, without the aid of a Sherpa or guide, and bought only a couple bottles of oxygen rather than the usual five. He also chose not to rent an emergency radio. No one knows exactly what happened during his climb, but his near lifeless body was found by a succession of descending climbers, who tried but were unable to revive or rescue him. Tragically, his death on the Northeast Ridge was only one of eleven deaths on Mount Everest in 2006, making it the second most deadly spring season on record.
Can it be done inexpensively and solo? Yes.
However, the chances of a successful summit are quite low.
It's a fact. If you want to increase your chances of a successful summit of Everest, it's going to be expensive.

4 years ago
Todd
Todd You're talking about David Sharpe right? It was interesting to read everyone's different version of 2006 and watch the Himex television series (can't remember the name). On one hand, it's unthinkable to leave someone like that. But then it's unthinkable to be so ill-prepared. It reminded me of these leaked video tapes of the wars in Iraq and Afg. When you actually see people indiscriminately killing each other, it reminds you that war is brutal. I think 2006 on Everest was similar in that it showed mountaineering (especially on Everest) isn't always pretty.
4 years ago
mpreihs
mpreihs Yes, That's who I was referring to. So may theories and conjecture as to what happened that day on the mountain. Without a doubt, a huge tragedy. The bottom line - ill prepared and a bit of bad luck yields pretty ugly results on the mountain.
4 years ago
Jebbert
Jebbert Everest would be awesome to do. I could definitely be ready in 3 years it is just money that is a problem. I intended on doing it without Sherpa support because it would be cheaper and feel more like a personal goal. I also want to do it without oxygen. I would definitely be up for it in a few years. I also heard about Island Peak from a climbing friend. If your looking for anyone on that one I will be interested as well. Here is my email, send me any more info you may have on the Everest trip and more exact prices.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Jebbert, I'd certainly be interested in Island Peak or one of the other trekking peaks in the Himalaya later next year. I have a bit too much on my plate in the interim. I'd also like to do a TMC course beforehand. Have you thought about Aconcagua as preparation? It would be a great introduction to almost 7000m, and it's relatively cheap compared to the higher and less accessible peaks.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd TMC course = ATM machine :)
4 years ago
Sunny
Sunny Hi Todd, great to see so many active people discussing the trip and other climbing goals here :) Out of curiosity for your Aconcagua climb, how much do you expect to spend on that trip? My own climbing career is on full throttle and plan is to rehearse basics this year, climb Mt Blanc next summer and then head towards higher peaks, either Aconcagua or Denali :)
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi Sunny, looks like $3000-$4000 for a guided group, depending on provider and route. Gear is another story.
4 years ago
Zoracle
Zoracle I'm in the same boat as many. I'd love to get up there and definitely could get in the physical shape needed, but it's the money part that would be tough. Still, i want to keep the idea open and hear what others have to say
4 years ago
Jebbert
Jebbert Now I will right my email as I had forgot to before Ebbertj@shaw.ca
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Krish. We're just working on the interim climbs at this stage. There's a trip to Aconcagua due to leave in January if you're interested: http://globetrooper.com/climb-aconcagua-for-colon-cancer-2011. I think Aconcagua is a good next step. As for me, I'm still trying to juggle a few commitments before committing to the trip.
4 years ago
krishexplorergt
krishexplorergt Hi Todd, I have aspirations and funds to climb Mt.Everest. I am kind of flexible about when to begin. At the moment, I am thinking seriously but lack of strong aspiration is coming in the way. I hope the days might not be far to climb Mt.Everest. I have climbed Mt Fuji, and visited Kailas-Mansarovar (Tibet) etc.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi All, I thought you may be interested in an epic trip just recently added to Globetrooper. It involves a 1,600km trek across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. In terms of adventure, it would rival many of the climbs discussed here. It would also help prepare mentally and logistically for an Everest trip. I'm seriously considering it, and thought you may be interested too. Check it out: http://globetrooper.com/gobi2011
4 years ago
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