Everest Camp II Expedition
Alpine Ascents pioneered guiding on Everest 20 years ago and today we remain the leader in offering high quality expeditions. An ascent to Camp II is a unique opportunity to experience climbing through the Khumbu Icefall and the Western CWM to our Advanced Base Camp at the base of the South West Face of Everest. (21,500 ft). One must have strong skills and be in very good physical condition to take on our Camp II expedition.
Team members experience climbing through some very challenging & notable aspects of Everest, and get first hand experience of what it takes to climb this great peak, as you are traveling much of the same route as our Everest summit team. This is an excellent opportunity to see if a future Everest climb is right for you or simply a chance to climb part of this legendary peak.
As always, Alpine Ascent teams will be led by Veteran Everest guides and our legendary Sherpa climbing staff while providing the foremost in logistics and base camp facilities. Our unique team approach to climbing the mountain has allowed us to continually operate successful expeditions while maintaining an excellent safety record.
Climbers make their way through the famed Khumbu Ice Fall on their way to Camp I.
Itinerary For Everest Camp II Climb
Days 1 - 15: March 30 - April 13: Depart Home Country - Arrive Kathmandu - Trek to Base Camp
(Detailed trek itinerary)
Days 16-19: April 14-17: Review climbing skills at Base Camp
Day 20: April 18: Climb to Camp 1
Day 21: April 19: Rest day at Camp 1
Day 22: April 20: Climb to Camp 2
Day 23: April 21: Rest day at Camp 2
Day 24: April 22: Descend to Base Camp
Day 25: April 23: Descend to Pheriche
Day 26: April 24: Descend to Namche
Day 27: April 25: Descend to Lukla
Day 28: April 26: Fly to KTM
Day 29: April 27: Extra day for delayed flight
Day 30: April 28: Depart KTM
Day 31: April 29: Arrive Home Country
Everest Camp II Schedule & Prices
March 30 - April 29, 2013
Arrive Kathmandu April 1, Depart April 28.
Deposit: $3,000 due upon registration
Balance: $7,000 due 120 days prior to departure
The team takes a break at the top of the Khumbu Icefall on the way to Camp I.
Photo: Garrett Madison
Alpine Ascents International is America's premier Everest Guide Service. Our combination of veteran Everest guides, experienced climbing Sherpa with many summits, quantity of oxygen, and years of logistical expertise is simply unmatched. We are particularly proud of our extraordinary success rate. Alpine Ascents has the highest success rate of any company putting paying climbers on the summit of Everest. See "Why Climb With a Professional Mountain Guide". This season we look to have our same leaders as in past years. Our group of experienced Everest guides includes Vernon Tejas, Lakpa Rita Sherpa, Michael Horst and Ben Jones who are not only renowned mountaineers, but are also recognized for their ability to assist qualified climbers to the summit.
The team poses after reaching our destination, Camp II. Photo: Garrett Madison
Climbing Skill Level: Climbers prepared to take on Everest Camp II should have completed at least a week long training course and have completed climb of a glaciated peak. We will review each climbers bio on an individual basis to help develop climbers interested in attempting Everest Camp II.
In the best interest of personal safety, success and team compatibility, adequate training and excellent physical condition are required. Prior experience carrying a heavy pack for multiple days serves as excellent preparation for this climb. Climbers must be able to carry an average of 30lbs or more and be physically and mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitudes. Climbers need to be in excellent physical condition for both personal enjoyment and to be an integral team member. We encourage you to contact us so that we may assist you in developing a training program that meets your particular needs. Comprehensive training information can be found here.