“The expedition was extremely well organised by a fun and highly experienced team, which was certainly one of the best if not the best on the mountain” – Nick Talbot, Summiteer and the first person with Cystic Fibroris to climb Everest
Jagged Globe plans and leads expeditions to Everest each spring via the South Col route from Nepal. Since 1993 we have organised twenty expeditions to Everest, sixteen of which have followed Hillary and Tenzing’s route via the South Col, three of which have climbed via the North Ridge from Tibet and one private military expedition to the West Ridge. Team members on all of our South Col expeditions have reached the summit, with two of our three North Ridge expeditions being successful. We offer you an expertly led expedition, with a high-level of Sherpa support and plentiful supplies of oxygen.
Our “One Team” ethos:
To join the Everest team you will need to have extensive mountaineering experience. This should include previous high-altitude experience of at least 6,000 metres, combined with a plenty of Alpine mountaineering experience and preferably, you will have taken part in a previous 8,000m expedition. To read the full experience requirements for this expedition, please download the Everest PDF. Or, for an overview of how you might build up to Everest over a number of years, download our ‘Steps to Everest’ PDF here [508KB].
As well as a detailed equipment list that will be sent to you upon booking we now offer an online expedition shop, an exclusive service for people booked onto our trips:
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Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.
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Here is an outline itinerary for this trip.
|Day 1 – 2:||Fly to Kathmandu.|
|Day 3:||At leisure in Kathmandu.|
|Day 4:||Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.|
|Day 5 – 13:||Trek to Everest Base Camp.
Family/friends may join the accompanying Everest Team Trek
|Day 14 – 52:||(May be extended up to 58 days) Ascent of Mt Everest.
You have 5 – 6 weeks in base camp. You will climb through the Icefall as infrequently as possible, but this will mean at least 4 planned trips during the expedition. The outline climbing programme will be as follows:
Climb One – aim to reach Camp 1 and descend to Base Camp.
Climb Two – aim to sleep at Camp 1 for 2 nights, and to reach Camp 2 for acclimatisation on the day in-between.
Climb Three – aim to sleep at Camp 2,or above for 6 nights. During this time, you will also climb to Camp 3 and descend to Camp 2 for a rest. You then take a day off, and go back up to spend one full night in Camp 3, using oxygen for sleeping.
Day 1 – Climb to Camp 1 (6,000m).
R&R – now well acclimatised with strong legs and lungs, you stock up on calories and have a thorough rest.
Climb Four – you go up, to reach the Summit, via Camp 4 on the South Col (8,000m)
|Day 53:||Descend to Lobuje.
|Day 54:||Helicopter flight to Lukla.
|Day 55 – 56:||Fly to Kathmandu. Two nights at Summit Hotel.|
|Day 57:||Homebound flight departures.|
PLEASE NOTE: The above itinerary is not a fixed programme but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the expedition. Please note that because of climbing Everest, it will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present themselves. Any changes to the itinerary will be made with a view to maximising the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountain.