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2 Reviews for K2 & Broad Peak

David

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I've gone on two Broad Peak/K2 expeditions with Furtenbach n …

Year of Expedtion: 2019

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5.0

I’ve gone on two Broad Peak/K2 expeditions with Furtenbach now, first in 2018 and again in 2019. The Furtenbach team is incredibly professional — if you want an expedition done right, the way you’d expect a Swiss or Austrian company to handle details, then Furtenbach won’t let you down. Safety is the number 1 priority. There is no “summit-at-all-costs” mentality. The expeditions are led by IFMGA guides. I had Roli Striemitzer and Max Berger my years. These guys were awesome and true alpinists. I have referred friends who climbed with Furtenbach on Everest as well and they reported top-notch service. Highly recommend the company.

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Anon

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The expedition was perfectly organised and we spent some ama …

Year of Expedtion: 2019

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5.0

The expedition was perfectly organised and we spent some amazing days in the Baltoro region

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1 Review for Manaslu with Furtenbach Adventures

Manuel

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My trip was just great. The organisation, the food and espec …

Year of Expedtion: 2019

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5.0

My trip was just great. The organisation, the food and especially the whole team (guide, sherpas and kitchen). I never felt unsafe and were always optimistic in reaching the summit. Only the weather could have been better.

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2 Reviews for Expedition Preparation Course

Jonas

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Unvergessliche Tage im Monte-Rosa-Massiv

Year of Expedtion: 2018

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5.0

Alpine Ausbildungskurse findet man im Internet ohne Ende, Expeditionsvorbereitungskurse wenige, im Monte-Rosa-Massiv nur noch einen – bei Furtenbach. Doch das perfekt geeignete und obendrein wunderschöne Trainingsgebiet ist nur ein Grund, ausgerechnet diesen Kurs zu wählen. Als weitere Gründe kann ich nach fünf absolut erlebnis- und lehrreichen Tagen im August 2018 nennen: • Hervorragender Guide – Paul Koller vermittelte uns anschaulich und kompetent zig alpinistische Fähigkeiten, Kenntnisse und expeditionsrelevante Tipps und Tricks. (Inklusive kleiner, aber wichtiger Details, Beispiel: Feuerstein statt Feuerzeug – Ersterer funktioniert immer!) • Tolles Team – wirklich alle sehr hilfsbereit, kooperativ und einfach nett! • Top Organisation – sowohl im Vorfeld durch Furtenbach als auch durch Paul vor Ort! • Zwei Übernachtungen im selbst aufgebauten Hochlager – für mich ein, wenn nicht sogar das Highlight des Kurses. Genau das will man ja bei einem Expeditionsvorbereitungskurs auch erleben! • Sieben Viertausender auf einen Streich! • Übernachtung auf der der höchsten Hütte Europas (Capanna Regina Margherita, 4554m) • Last but not least: fairer Preis (Zweifel daran? Dann einfach mal googeln, was allein die Übernachtung auf der Hütte kostet!) Würde ich den Kurs weiterempfehlen? Meine Antwort wird wenig überraschen: uneingeschränkt ja!

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Magdalena

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Der Traum 4000er wurde endlich wahr

Year of Expedtion: 2018

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5.0

Der Traum 4000er wurde endlich wahr, lange war ich mir unsicher und Fragen wie: schaff ich das? Wie geht es mir mit der Höhe? Wie sind die Nächte im Zelt auf über 4.000 m? haben mich dauerhaft beschäftigt. Natürlich spürte ich die Höhe ein bisschen und klar waren die Nächte im Zelt kein Honig schlecken, aber am Ende der Tour war klar, dass alles halb so schlimm war. Dank der Unterstützung und der super Tipps unseres Bergführers Paul, sowie der einwandfreien Organisation durch Furtenbach Adventures. Macht definitiv Lust auf mehr!

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3 Reviews for Mount Everest North FLASH

Gabriel

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Everest nort-east ridge – May 2019 flash team

Year of Expedtion: 2019

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4.8

It has been a 5-week wonderful adventure on this superb and historical Everest north-east ridge. Views are amazing and climbing is of high interest on that route. A precise and secure organization is a key success factor in such an environnement and Lukas and the whole Furtenbach team are doing amazingly well at that exercise. Great memories!

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Hakan

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A unique mountaineering experience

Year of Expedtion: 2019

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5.0

Furtenbach Adventures offers a unique mountaineering experience by perfectly combining safety, comfort, and technology. I was thrilled to join the Flash Expedition team led by Lukas Furtenbach in May 2019. His leadership, top professional guides and a team of incredible Sherpas have helped us reach the summit on time and return safely to the basecamp during a season of very challenging conditions. The organization utilized technology in the best way possible. More importantly, safety was the top priority in every single moment of the expedition. Oxygen tanks are the most crucial units on Mount Everest and thanks to the dedication of the Sherpas, there were plenty of tanks for everyone along the way – up to the summit. I slept in an altitude tent for 2 months ahead of the expedition to get acclimatized for the mountain. The tent simulates higher altitudes by reducing the amount of oxygen which causes an almost impossible environment to sleep in. However, acclimatizing for two months allowed our team to reach the summit in a much shorter time. Thank you, Lukas and the team for your incredible efforts. Highly recommended for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Marc-Antoine

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Perfect organization. Safest way to climb up to the summit a …

Year of Expedtion: 2019

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4.6

Perfect organization. Safest way to climb up to the summit and come back down, safe. 2 experienced sherpas/climber + lot’s of oxygen for the summit day are key. Every possible detail is being thought off to make the days at the base camp more comfortable : large individual tent, efficient hot shower, correct food, large common tents etc… Preparation in the head tent during 8 weeks at home is long with many uncomfortable nights of bad sleep, but this pre acclimatization perfectly works up to 7000m ! Don’t hesitate to go back to shigatze (3-4 days) after the acclimatization in ABC to get back in shape.

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3 Reviews for Mount Everest North

Anon

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Dear Lukas, I would like to send you a very big THANK YOU …

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5.0

Dear Lukas, I would like to send you a very big THANK YOU for making my dream possible. I participated various expeditions during the last years, but I have never seen a better set-up than yours during the 2018 Everest North SIDE Expedition. What you offered was just perfect, professional and safe. I have spent more than seven weeks with your company and team. To be honest there is no single point I could complain about. The entire set-up like equipment, staff, Sherpas, guide, food, hygiene, weather forecast was the best I have seen in any expedition. Staff and Sherpas are always doing the hardest job at the mountain, but what your guys where pulling off was just amazing. The mountain and the surprises mother nature has are hard enough for the rest Furtenbach is a guarantee that things that could be under control, are under control. I always recommend your company to my friends and there would be only one operator for my next expedition, it would be Furtenbach. Thanks a lot! Viele Grüße! Dennis

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COURTNEY

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The expedition was so well organized, staffed, and executed …

Year of Expedtion: 2018

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5.0

The expedition was so well organized, staffed, and executed that I won’t climb an 8000m peak with any other guide service. It’s tough for me to think about what the Furtenbach team could do better because the expedition was so well done. Most importantly, the guide and Sherpa teams were very, very experienced. I’d argue that they were the most experienced group on the mountain. I noticed right away that they tended to be a bit older, more mature, and had more summits than other teams. The lead Sherpa, Mingma, had summited 22 times and was tied for 2nd most summits ever. Our lead guide, Rupert, had not only climbed Everest solo without oxygen and without Sherpa support but also he performed a harrowing rescue of a snowblind climber 300 feet below the summit. My personal Sherpa partner Renji had 8 summits, and all the Sherpa that partnered with the members had summited before, often from both North and South sides. These are people you want to have around if something unexpected were to happen. Second, the Furtenbach team screens the other members very well. This allowed the team to move and function safely. Naturally, if there is one person on a team struggling or in trouble, then all resources should and do rush to that person to help them. Furtenbach prevents this as best they can by making sure all the members are truly qualified and prepared for the climb – with enough experience and prior summits to safely and successfully climb Everest. It’s important to them not only that they summit each year, but also that every member does so – therefore, they screen members well, and as a result, every member benefits. This is unique and rare and yet of the utmost importance. Finally, the accommodations, camps, and food were amazing. My team joked that we all came back from our Everest climb fatter because Thiren and the kitchen staff made such good food. We ate dinner at a table with armchairs and dessert every night except the 3 to 4 nights above 20,000 feet. Additionally, no one on my team had any GI or stomach issues, which speaks to the high hygiene standards of the kitchen. It’s almost inevitable that each climber will experience GI/stomach issues during an expedition, so the fact that none of us did with Furtenbach speaks volumes of their standards, staff, and quality. I highly encourage my climber friends who want to climb Everest to do so with Furtenbach. A friend who had climbed Everest twice (second time without oxygen) recommended Furtenbach. It’s the best Everest advice I ever received, and I want my friends to be safe and successful. I’m happy to talk with any prospective Furtenbach climbers directly ([email protected]).

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Michael

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Excellent expedition with Furtenbach

Year of Expedtion: 2018

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5.0

In spring 2018 I had the amazing experience of climbing Mount Everest together with Furtenbach Adventures. In short – it was marvelous. Previous to the trip I have done quite a lot of research on different providers and options. And as you are probably aware, there are many in the market. In retrospective, I must say that it was just fantastic. Lukas Furtenbach and his team are doing an outstanding job. – Pre-trip organization: It was just perfectly organized. There were continuous updates that gave full transparency and clarity on progress and planning. It was just so easy to follow, and not even one moment of doubt or ambiguity. – Pre-acclimatization: The pre-acclimatization at home was definitely worth it. Especially when climbing from the north side, where you arrive in the base camp quite quickly. Nobody of the team had any problems with the altitude. We arrived in basecamp and were extremely fit and felt great! When I looked at other camps the picture was quite worse at some points – lots of suffering and illness. – Base camp: The base camp is just fantastic. The tents are great, ranging from the supreme, heated living room tent, to the cozy dining tent, shower tent, our private sleeping tents – all perfect. The food and kitchen were astonishing. The kitchen team provided excellent food (up to 7000m actually), snacks and drinks were available all the time and everywhere. Like living in a giant supermarket with a personal chef. – Climbing: We were doing 3 rounds in total which shown to be super effective. First round was to ABC (for two days), second to 7300m and third to summit and back. The approach ensured that nobody of the team felt sick at all. While the moving days were given, I was quite happy that everybody was able to walk on his on (slower or faster than the others). There was always a possibility to get accompanied by a Sherpa (or Rupert) which gave us all the feeling of safety and freedom at all times. Overall, it was astonishing. The team is absolute great, super nice, funny and helpful at all times. Rupert (our guide) did an outstanding job – an absolute dream team with the Sherpas. Feel free to contact me in case of questions. Best Michael Lutz ([email protected])

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Revolutionary high-altitude mountaineering. Technology, highest standards and 100% success make Furtenbach Adventures the premiere expedition expedition operator.
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