The Traditional Ascent Route for Mt. Everest

The Traditional Ascent Route for Mt. Everest

The Climbing Season

We are scheduled to make our ascent of Mt. Everest in April and May of 2019.  That will be before the summer monsoon season when the jet stream is further north which reduces the high elevation wind speeds.  Wind speed is one of the determining factors in the success of a climb.  Once the monsoons come, additional snow and less stable weather patterns make climbing more difficult and a successful ascent less likely.  We must be off the mountain before the monsoons.

Arriving in Nepal                                                                            April 1, 2019      

Kathmandu to Base Camp Trek                                                     April 4-12           

Kathmandu to Base Camp Trek                                             April 4-12           

Island Peak & Lobuche Peak Acclimatization Climbs           April 13-25       

Acclimatizing                                                                                  April 25-30         

Prep & Gear checks                                                                        May 6-9                     

The Ascent Begins Khumbu Icefall                                                May 10th:            

The Valley of Silence                     6,065 meters (19,900 ft).              

The Lhotse Face                              6,500 m (21,300 ft)                            

The Geneva Spur                             7,470 m (24,500 ft).                          

The Death Zone                                7,920 m (26,000 ft).                        

The Summit