Mount Everest Nepal Climbing Expedition Questions Section | SummitClimb
- A) How do I join and prepare for this trip?
- B) Who are the leaders, sherpas, and staff?
- C) Who are the members?
- D) What the cost includes.
- E) Details of the itinerary, route, and weather.
- F) What qualifications, experience, fitness, & training do I need?
- G) Personal & team equipment and what I need to bring.
- What personal equipment should I bring?
- Will there be time to hire-rent-purchase my equipment, boots, and clothing in Kathmandu?
- How much are the prices for boots, clothing, shoes, mattresses, and climbing equipment in Kathmandu?
- Do expedition members use oxygen for climbing?
Oxygen: On Everest, although some climbers wish to try it without, most members will prefer to have it available and we only allow members to climb Everest with the use of supplemental oxygen. In addition, supplemental oxygen usage has been shown to markedly reduce the incidence of frostbite. Regarding oxygen, we n]supply a 5 bottle set as part of the full service cost for this expedition. Some people want 1 bottle, others want 12. We suggest you bring five. Our Sherpas will try to help you carry the oxygen. We 100% guarantee our bottles and oxygen systems, and test them thoroughly with the mask/hose/regulator set-up. We have our own oxygen analysis instrumentation, and we are able to certify that the contents are 100% oxygen. Additionally, we are able to measure the volume of contents in the bottle. Our bottles/masks/hoses/regulators are 100 percent guaranteed and reliable. We always have spare parts and back up bottles, masks, regulators, and hoses. All of the equipment is guaranteed to work well together, and it is easy to use, with simple threaded and snap-on fittings which require no tools.
If purchased separately:
- EXTRA OXYGEN: One large Russian Oxygen 4 litre bottle for high-altitude climbing (guaranteed to be in proper working order and match the regulator and mask and hoses perfectly): We have a 30% discount buy-back policy on unused oxygen bottles if you purchase any extra bottles beyond the 5 bottle set we supply you. $510 USD each.
Note: You may have to carry some or all of your own oxygen on summit day, as well as up and down the mountain. If possible, the group sherpas will help stock the high camps, as well as share in carrying extra bottles during summit attempts. If you are concerned you might not be able to carry your own oxygen, you may wish to hire a personal sherpa.
- What sort of equipment will the organizers bring?
- Do you use fixed rope for this expedition?
- How much cash should I bring?
- Can I use my credit, bank, cash, ATM card in Nepal?
- Bringing equipment and supplies as checked luggage on my international flight.
- How do I ship extra cargo from my home country?
- Do you provide secure facilities to store my excess baggage & valuables in Kathmandu?
- Do I need to bring my own snack energy and dehydrated food?
- Should I plan to take Diamox, Acetylzolamide for this expedition?
- What medicines do I need to bring?
- What about mittens?
- Packing my bags in Kathmandu which I will take with me to basecamp.
- What is the best photo or video camera to use?
- Can I have prescription spectacles or glacier glasses made inexpensively in Kathmandu?
- What paperwork and information do I need to provide before arrival?
- H) Flying from home country, welcome to Kathmandu.
- I) Insurance and safety.
- J) Where do we stay and what shall we eat?
- K) Communications and electronics for Everest Nepal.
- L) Notes for basic members.