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

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Dates 13 Mar '13 to 13 May '13

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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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Sunny
Sunny Hi Todd, your plan sounds impressive. I'm personally fascinated by the thought of doing the same one day, but not sure if I'm able join yet in 2013. So far I've been just hiking in the Alps, but would like to move on to some more challenging routes in the future. Anyhow, I'm going to take a course on ice climbing / winter mountaineering next winter and will keep on training mountaineering skills next summer too. I'm based in northern Europe so keep me informed when your Mt Blanc trip starts to take shape, I'd be glad to join!
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Sunny. Where do you plan to do the mountaineering course? A few of us are interested and scattered all over the world. See the other posts here about our discussions about doing a course.
4 years ago
Sunny
Sunny Hi there, I checked out the AMS website and the course and it sounds good, but Alaska is a bit far away to me :) I've got two alternatives both located in Scandinavia, will propably choose either one of those. The link posted by Vagabond regarding the Mt Blanc trip seems promising!
4 years ago
mpreihs
mpreihs Lauren, I would be interested in the 6-or 12 day mountaineering coarse in Alaska. Keep me in the loop if there is a group that decides to sign up. Thanks
4 years ago
Todd
Todd I've just emailed AMS to find out the total cost of the 6-day course. It's hiring the gear which I think will cost a bit. But let's see. Will get back with details soon.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd I've uploaded the kit rental price list here: http://globetrooper.com/notes/wp-content/uploads/MTC_Personal_Checklist.pdf. I haven't calculated exact cost, but it seems around $200 extra to hire gear. Thought some items must be purchased in addition to those rented.
4 years ago
iot
iot Hey what are the odds of someone who has no experience whatsoever, but a really big dream of doing this, to make it for this trip? it's stupid.. i just dont know where to start though..
4 years ago
Skylar Givens
Skylar Givens It's completely possible. Start climbing/hiking a few times a week with a weighted pack. Find a local group that does frequent trips and can show you the ropes. Run or bike everyday for cardio. Also, it is a good idea to start saving... a guided Everest expedition will run you anywhere from $30,000 to $75,000 or more. "Freedom of the Hills" is a great book to read. Here's a great overview of climbing Everest and how to make it happen: http://www.mounteverest.net/expguide/dream.htm
4 years ago
iot
iot Yea?? Woot.. Man, this is a big boost to morale
4 years ago
Skylar Givens
Skylar Givens I am already climbing Everest in 2012 but I'd be happy to team up with others on some training climbs. Right now I am focusing on the Cascade volcanoes and potentially some Mexican volcanoes in November. Next year is Aconcagua, Denali and Cho Oyu... along with anything else I can squeeze in between. Anyone interested in these?
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Skylar: when are you planning Aconcagua and Denali? Earlier in 2011 or later?
4 years ago
Skylar Givens
Skylar Givens Aconcagua in January and Denali May-June.
4 years ago
Skylar Givens
Skylar Givens I am climbing Rainier on July 9th-11th if anybody lives nearby and would like to join. I'm based just a short while north of Seattle.
4 years ago
Jessi
Jessi Im in spokane that would be awesome
4 years ago
Skylar Givens
Skylar Givens Hey Jessi, shoot me an email: skylargivens [at] gmail [dot] com
4 years ago
Jessi
Jessi this is my dream and I want to do it
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Jessi. Have you done any trekking at high altitude before? We're talking about climbing Aconcagua as the first prep climb. Aconcagua has less technical routes, but is still very high and needs preparation itself. There's also some talk of doing a mountaineering prep course in Alaska, France or NZ. Where are you based?
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Jessi, a couple of us are considering this course http://www.climbalaska.org/mtc-12day.html to start with. Or even the 6-day course depending on everyone's availability.
4 years ago
Jessi
Jessi Ive climb MT.Grant over by seattle I got into rock climbing and it's been a major part of my life now... But this has alway's been my dream and im base out of washington
4 years ago
Jessi
Jessi Check out the course look's good
4 years ago
Vanessa
Vanessa Hi Todd & Lauren, I'm still keen to join on at least some of these treks - I don't know if i'd be able to train before the Aconcagua climb in Jan but would be keen to do some climbs / treks in 2011. Vanessa
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Vanessa; great to hear from you. Maybe we should get together for Mont Blanc in 2011. Have never been to Chamonix, but it sounds like a nice place to call 'lower base camp' :)
4 years ago
vagabond
vagabond There's this Mont Blanc course with Adventure Consultants (famous guiding company for anyone that reads mtn literature). See this link http://www.adventureconsultants.com/adventure/MontBlancCourseAscent/
4 years ago
vagabond
vagabond Though this AMS 12-day prep is probably the worldwide standard http://www.climbalaska.org/mtc-12day.html
4 years ago
Vanessa
Vanessa Mt Blanc sounds great - would be a first for me too. If don't manage the mountain there's always the cable car back to Chamonix :P vagabond - the climbalaska course looks amazing (and slightly terrifying...) thanks for the link. Would definitely want to do some high altitude training to adjust - last time I got a bit headachy above 4500m - might have to head to NZ for that. :)
4 years ago
Todd
Todd A 13-year old just summited Everest; hope he returns safely. http://bit.ly/ds2uFp
5 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Christopher. It's just an idea at this stage, but I know I'm pretty serious about working up to it. What are your thoughts? Do you have previous mountaineering experience? Mike (mpreihs) and I have trekked Kili and we're keen to do Aconcagua next. I know that's a far cry from Everest, but it's a start.
5 years ago
christopher_new
christopher_new Whoops, wrong window. Todd, got your email this morning. When you have a moment could you email me your private email address? I wanted to talk in a bit more detail and your last email came across under noreply@globetrooper.com. Thanks, mate! - c
5 years ago
mpreihs
mpreihs Hi Todd, This has been sitting in the back of my mind for a while. I have done Kili and the trek to the Everest Base Camp. Aconcagua is next. Maybe we can hook up and do it winter 2011? That would be 2 down - 5 to go :)
5 years ago
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