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Here is what Jack has to says: One of the best life experiences I ever had. Thank you SummitClimb
Here is what Basia has to say: Basia shared your video — feeling thankful. I feel very grateful for the chance to experience both sides of Mt.Everest. These expeditions were with Summit Climb. I had a thought this morning that if I had chosen a different company, I wouldn't have met my friend, great climber and an excellent personal sherpa - Sange Sherpa and I may not have had a chance to summit this amazing, big mountain this year. Thank you Dan and thank you Sange!! ---Basia
Here is what Rob has to say: Nice to hear from you, and congratulations on another successful year on Everest. Great to see such a strong and safe performance from the SummitClimb teams on both North and South. All is well here thanks. I’m glad to report that my minor frostbite healed very quickly so I’m back to full health. Your office staff was very helpful bringing us to the clinic in Kathmandu. I didn’t get to thank you in person, as I believe you were still trekking down from Everest Base Camp, but I’m very pleased to have climbed with SummitClimb again this year. Keep in touch, Rob
Here’s what Steve has to say: Firstly I had one of the best experiences of my life, thank you . What was good about your expedition - : Almost everything especially when things where not going to plan. The leader made things work out and went the extra mile on so many occasions. What can we do better? - : I really cannot think of a single thing. 10 out of 10 from me. What advice would you give someone thinking of joining us in the future? - : Do it and be flexible things always worked out in the end
Here is what Leifur says: Hi Dan , Thanks for the Everest - Tibet climb. It went well and the leader did a good job. The Sherpa did extra well. He is strong and service minded. It was a pleasure climbing with him. I purchased extra oxygen for the climb (beyond the five bottles already included in the cost). I was feeling strong on the summit climb and started on 1.5 litres flow, increasing it to 3 on the steep steps. With only 12 hours round trip I had plenty of O2 and left a full unused bottle in camp 3 knowing that the other O2 would be appreciated. I have no complaints but if there is part of the cost of the unused Oxygen bottle paid back it would be well appreciated. Regards, Leifur
Here is what Alan from California says: "I had a very good experience on this unforgettable expedition. The trip was well organized and I liked the leader. He was full of energy and humour."
Here is what Troy says: "Thanks for everything! I appreciate everything you did to make this a safe and successful expedition."
Here is what Jacques Puyo: I was there! Summit Climb brought me to the Top under the leadership of Dan. This expedition was not only extremely well organized (all these important details taken care of for you, so that you can concentrate on your inner voyage...and focus on the goal), but we also had lots of excellent food (I am French :-)), as well as fantastic people interactions. If you have a chance: go with Summit Climb, these guys are smashing.
Here is what Bruce says: "I thought the expedition worked well and it was another good group of people you put together. I look forward to climbing together again and seeing you next time."
Here is what Phil has to say: "The expedition is ideal for individuals or groups of climbers who wish to participate in a Himalayan expedition at a reasonable price. The price is only slightly higher than the cost of organizing your own independent expedition. You have the wealth of experience provided by the organizers and land leaders, who use no middlemen, dealing directly with the government mountaineering office.
Allows a member to experience the Himalayas a little bit as the first pioneer climbers did when there was no such thing as commercial expeditions. Some climbers without the contacts and knowledge to organize their own trip will enjoy how all logistics are taken care of by professionals, from your arrival at the airport to your departure from the staging city.
All group equipment and oxygen used is of the finest quality and replaced on a frequent basis. Leaders are professional climbers, there to assist the members and give advice rather than just dragging someone to the summit and down. The western leaders and local Nepalese and Tibetan Sherpas are some of the best, season after season.
The style of expedition is structured but relaxed with all team members having a say in the day to day running of the trip, although the leaders have the final decision on issues that effect the safety of the team. Of course, some people will prefer to pay the higher prices asked by some of the professional guiding companies.
The expedition provides similar high mountain and base camp food and equipment as the higher priced companies, and especially pride themselves on the training of the Nepalese and Tibetan sherpas in technical climbing, and assisting the members in every way. The kitchen staff are diligent in their tasty food production, preparing plenty of hot drinks, and hygiene practices.
You come home after the expedition with a sense of achievement and friendship. You have been a team member in an expedition rather than a guided client."
Here is what Arnold has to say about climbing Everest from Tibet:
- "It’s a full service expedition with everything taken care of. Or you can go in simple style with the basic climb.
- Its cheaper than the South side expedition.
- It involves some very interesting history of Mallory and Irvine and the 1920s expeditions.
- SummitClimb's strong team has fixed the route to the summit two years in a row.
- It's less of a circus atmosphere.
- There is a nice slow pace of approach and climb.
- The challenging and breathtaking trek to ABC along the "miracle highway" has been referred to as "like crossing the moon".
- There are many rest periods at low altitude villages between forays to the cold and windy heights. It keeps you strong.
- Our leaders are very team focused, dedicated and hard working, with attention to the member's needs and details.
- Our teams are focused on letting each member go at his/her own pace with support from our leaders and sherpas.
- We have excellent staff and Sherpas.
- The basecamp food is excellent with plenty of hot drinks.
- Our equipment is strong and plentiful.
- The Tibetan side of Everest might be shorter to climb, you start from a high ABC at 6400 metres.
- The summit day is shorter, starting from 8300 metre high camp, 300 metres higher than high camp on the Nepal side."
Here is what Garth had to say: "Good that we are all back safe and sound, well done to you! I had a fantastic time out in Tibet, what an incredible experience. Jon, the Prentice Brothers and myself left Tibet saying that we would return"
Here is what Frank had to say:
1. The leader was a nice excellent leader with a very good weather forecast page.
2. The kitchen crew did an excellent job, food was very good in all camps!
3. The 4 sherpas made a great job, tents and oxygen were ready and at the right place at the right time.
4. The tents and equipment were very good. We had single tents for all members in BC and upper camps! Back to top
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