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