Mount Everest Expedition 2015

Mountain Trip is excited to be returning to Mount Everest again in 2015 for a private expedition with one of our favorite climbers, Scott Holder!   Our Mount Everest Expedition 2015 will be led by Jacob Schmitz who is returning to the Himalaya for his 6th 8000 meter expedition and his second time on Mount Everest.

Everest slack line

Jacob Slack lining at Everest Base Camp

We are really proud of the Everest Program that we’ve developed and look forward to returning to the highest peak on the planet!

Our climbing Sherpa team will be a veteran crew who have all been working with Mountain Trip for years and have several summits of Mount Everest.

Da Ongchhu Sherpa

Da Ongchhu Sherpa


Our lead climbing Sherpa once again this season will be DaOngchhu Sherpa.  DaOngchhu has been on the last five Mountain Trip Everest teams and he joined us on a Denali expedition in Alaska this last summer.

samden sherpa

Samden Sherpa

Samden and Da Nuru have both climbed with us several times and provide a huge amount of experience and really power the expedition.

DaNuru Sherpa

DaNuru Sherpa




It was a difficult year on Everest last season, and we were fortunate to not have any of our team involved in the avalanche that devastated teams last year.  There are going to be some significant, and other more subtle changes to the approach of climbing through the Khumbu Icefall this season that we all hope can prevent another such tragedy.

The team will meet in Kathmandu on the 4th of April and we will have regular updates to our expedition dispatches as the trip gets underway including audio posts from the team, plus pictures and video when we are able!












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  1. Hello, The Austin Creek School 5th graders from Santa Rosa, CA will be following the trip. We are reading the book Peak by Roland Smith, and learning as much as we can about Everest. We are very excited that Scott Holder from Santa Rosa will be climbing and we are eager to follow his adventure. Can’t wait to hear from you!

  2. Scott…….We’ll be following you all the way to the top with positive thoughts and prayers!! Best of luck!!!

    Ray & Ann

  3. Hey Scott; keepin track from Dayton, NV, Wendy’s recovery is good, she’ll take some extra O2 in your name! One foot after the other, Have fun !!
    Mike & Wendy

  4. Hello Scott and Team. I heard on channel news 2 at 5pm that the sonoma county climber Scott Holder was fine. I’m glad to hear that.


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