EVEREST TRAINING CLIMB PROGRAM- MT. PUMORI 7145m
34- days Oct. 4 - Nov 7, 2011, 2012'
Cost: $7600.00USD all inclusive.
How it works: We run two teams on Mt. Pumori. One is a regular climb for skilled mountaineers and the other team consists of climbers wishing to test and evaluate and learn skills needed to climb big mountains. The first team would be the lead team working with our Sherpa staff to fix the route. The second team will follow that lead. It is possible to move between the two teams depending on your comfort level. The goal is for everyone to summit.
ITINERARY- Oct. 4 to Nov. 7 2011, 2012'
Kathmandu. From the centrally located Nirvana Garden Hotel we begin our
exploration of Kathmandu while doing last minute expeditions shopping and
packing. While modern by Nepalese standards, Kathmandu is a sacred city to both
Hindus and Buddhists. Our tour is an important introduction to understanding the
cultures, which lay ahead. Kathmandu is prominently featured in both Buddhist
scriptures and Hindu texts such as the Ramayana. We highly recommend taking in a
self guided or guided tour of the 3000-year-old Swamayabhu (monkey temple), the
great Stupa of Bodnath and the chaotic Hindu temple complex of Pashupatineth.
This temple is home to many Hindu aesthetics or Sadhus.
final administration requirements, we fly to the landing strip in Lukla. Weather
permitting, this flight offers outstanding views of the eastern Himalayas. In
Lukla, we meet and join our Sherpa staff, load the yaks and begin the ascent to
base camp. Our first day is an easy walk to lush environs of Monjo, located on
the Dudh Kosi River. No time is wasted on the learning aspects of this
expedition. Evenings throughout the trek will consist of learning assessing rope
skills needed for a Himalayan climb.
follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending 700 meters through Himalayan pine and Deodar
cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar (3445 meters). The
village of Namche is an historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders
exchange salt, dried meat, gold and textiles. Besides being a superb place to
shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the
Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. Our group spends two days in
Namche affording us the opportunity to acclimate, visit local markets and spend
time with friends in town. Our camp is perched high above the city and we make
our way to nearby high points to capture our first glimpses of Ama Dablam,
Everest and neighbouring peaks.
Today is acclimatization day. Take a hike up to the twin villages of
Kunde and Khumjung home of the climbing Sherpas and the Sir Edmund Hillary
School. In the afternoon take in the sights in Namche Bazaar including the
Sherpa museum and local marketplace.
to the village of Tengboche (3866 meters), the cultural and religious center of
the Khumbu. At the monastery we attend Buddhist ceremonies and rituals performed
by local monks. Vistas from Tengboche are spectacular. The jagged peaks of
Thamserku and Kangtega stand to our south, as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama
Dablam are visible to the north. The Monastery at Tengboche is one of the most
well known in the world as the Rinpoche is revered throughout the Buddhist
community and has authored a number of books and essays. In the past our groups
have had an audience with the Rinpoche and received his blessing. This is often
a moving and intense experience. Views from this locale (one of the finest on
earth), include Kwangde 6186 meters, Tawachee 6467 meters, Nuptse 7878 meters,
Lhotse 8500 meters, Everest 8852 meters, Ama Dablam 6857 meters, Kantega 6778
meters, Thamserku 6607 meters. After visiting Tengboche we move to spend the
night in Pangboche.
10: This morning we make visit
Lama Geshi for our private Puja ceremony to bless the expedition before making
our way up to Dingboche for the night.
11: Trek to Dugla, overnight in the lodge along the raging river
coming out of the Khumbu Glacier.
12: Trek to Pumori base camp and settle in
the comforts of your base camp established by our sherpa crew who has gone ahead
13: Rest, adjust to the altitude and start preparing for
instructional sessions and organizing equipment.
14 to November 1-
Working on the
mountain climbing and training to be ready for a summit bid during this time.
Extra days have been included for inclement weather.
Rest day in BC and
pack up to depart.
Travel from Pangboche to Namche
6: Fly Lukla to KTM
7: Depart Kathmandu
We utilize local teahouses for lodging along the trek in to base camp.
South Ridge- a scramble to (ABC)
Advanced Base Camp, gradual to steep snow to Camp 1, to camp 2 mixed snow &
ice (grade 3 ice) & rock 5.4 easy to moderate, summit day is steep snow 55
degrees. Some rock climbing ability really helps here.
You will need crampons for some of the snow/ice (the upper mountain) and
mixed stretches, so experience with the use of these helps a lot.
Of course you will need to be in an above average shape and a positive
mental attitude is as important as good physical condition.
mountaineering course is designed for the beginner to intermediate climber. The
program is for climbers wishing to develop strong fundamental skills in all
aspects of snow and alpine climbing and while at altitude. Altitude training is
essential for Mt. Everest. The course serves an excellent prerequisite for
climbing Mt. Everest or any other technical or high altitude peak. Many
climbers claim Mt. Everest is not a technical peak and we agree. Everest from
our years of experience is about stamina, ability to adjust to altitude, team
work, being self-reliant in the mountains and more importantly, a positive
attitude. We believe our Everest training climbs are the best there is.
After taking this course one should feel mentally prepared and experience
"WISE" for high altitude mountain climbing. An excellent opportunity
to meet your leader and sherpa team in the mountains, whilst getting acquainted
with local customs, weather patterns all while focusing on the world's largest
mountaineering objective "Mt. Everest" which is standing
directly in front of you the entire time. Visualization is a powerful tool.
past experiences while learning on Himalayan peaks have been very successful.
The goal is for the entire team (learning or accomplished climber), to all
summit by the end of the expedition.
Learning and practicing technical and practical knowledge in all aspects of snow and alpine climbing expedition style including:
Developing educated self-reliant climbers with the ability to evaluate subjective/objective hazards expedition style including:
In the best interest of personal safety, success and team compatibility, adequate training and excellent physical condition is required. Prior climbing experience of carrying a heavy pack for multiple days serves as an excellent preparation for this course; Climbers must be able to carry an average of 15kg to 20kg. A suggested training technique would be carry water bottles or containers of water uphill and then empty them for return sparing your knees from injury.
LAND COST $6700.00US- INCLUDES
EXPEDITION DOES NOT INCLUDE
$1000.00US deposit is required to hold your spot on the team.
You will be required to make an application to Peak Freak Expeditions
Inc. and accept the Terms and Conditions of joining an expedition.
After booking the appropriate forms and lists will be sent to you. The final amount will be due July 1, 2009.
Contact Peak Freaks to
see if space is available. Once confirmed a deposit is required to hold your
spot and the administration forms will be forwarded to you.
HIMALAYAN HIGH ALTITUDE SPECIALISTS since 1983