/ need advice winter climbing begginer equipment partner and plan
I want to star mountaineering snow climbing. My goal is to climbing Everest without oxigen (by the easiest route).
So what should I do? I went to a local climbing arena and the said that indoor climbing would not be really useful for that. They indicate me to go to ice factor in kinlochleven. Though I was looking people climbing and it seems fairly straightforward what you need to do. I not up to pay 50 quid for somebody to teach me how to use the equipment. I can read that and try out in a small slope. Or as on internet found 2000 quid for a training session in Eager with a professional.
Do these course teach you? I know that if you are up near summit and you need to climb a rocky negative slope all that climbing hours indoor will help because builds confidence, you know what to do. Though, I read everest is an easy climb. Not technical. Therefore Ill sure myself that I get utterly fit to face it.
I am clueless how do I start in that. Any help? Bear in mind I don't want to waste money. I was thinking of going to Ben Davis, Eager, mont blanc, then Everest. I know I need to be really fit as I am not a climber. And it guess it will have to be in alpine style Like sky run. For the everest I will need a Sherpa. And an expedition to get there. If needed I would also fancy climbing an easy 8000 chi yoo as preparation.
My equipment can be second hand. Just the vital ones prefer new. So what do I need? How much will it cost? For now the beginning is alright if I get only the basic stuff.
I am working 8 hours day 6 days a week on minimal,wages. . Wherever I can go jogging.
I live in Edinburgh.22 years old. Athletic shape, however I am weak in force, never went to the gym(I am starting in august to go to). I ve been jogging and commute cycling quite a lot.I am lung fit.
I have never climbed before.
I am after smart advice.
You are in Edinburgh, which is a good start. Experience is what you need- not just as to the technicalities of climbing but just being out in the hills in all weather. My advice is to join a mountaineering club and the rest will follow...
just because a lot climb Everest now doesn't make it safe. the amount of money that goes into the best weather readings are ridiculous and without a guide and team with sherpas and the top level brand new gear it just wont happen :(
Everest + Lhotse Schedule & Prices
March 30 - June 1, 2013
Arrive Kathmandu April 1, end date subject to change.
Deposit: $7,000 due upon registration
Deposit: $10,000 due October 1, 2011
Balance: $68,000 due 120 days prior to departure
a flask of hot soup (tomato)will come in handy also.
> a flask of hot soup (tomato)will come in handy also.
I'm a scotch broth fan myself, I don't believe there are soup specific regulations on Everest, but I could be wrong.
In reply to Fernando, while we wait on clarification on soup specifics, remember to take a fleece or warm ex-army jumper, I hear Everest is cold this time of year.
What's your position on pot noodles?
Kendal Mint Cake - always a winner on Everest!
an excellent choice, if you dont mind the extra weight i strongly recommend making sandwiches with them, especially if you use butter (NOT margerine) so that the butter melts & dribbles over your fingers when eating them.
Don't forget the Army surplus jumper though.
I suspect a troll. But I'll respond just in case.
"I have never climbed before."Get started. You can have a lot of fun in Scotland, even before it gets cold. If you don't like heading out climbing/scrambling then maybe you shouldn't take it any further.
"Though, I read everest is an easy climb. Not technical." Even on non-tech routes a good understanding of rope work is essential. Things happen that you can't anticipate and Everest is an incredibly serious undertaking. No one should ever call it easy.
"Bear in mind I don't want to waste money" Personally I think this is exactly what Everest is. To others it's just expensive.
I was up there on Thursday (around teatime) it wasn't in great nick, turf wasn't frozen & a bit sketchy due to powder. A bit of a freeze thaw cycle needed, should be canny by January tho (around the 17th 10am ish)
There are lots of 5- 6000 metre 'trekking peaks' in Nepal, - Island Peak, Mera Peak, Tent Peak.... get some experience out there with good Sherpa guides and then you will see what is possible for you. After that bigger straight forward mountains like Lhakpa Ri in Tibet at 7000 metres and Cho Oyu 8000 metres then you will know if Everest is a realistic goal. Expect to spend £2000-£3000 per trip for a trekking peak trip.
Good luck, Susie Sherpa-Baer
all this for a good value $40000 USD when you consider some trips are a whacking $100,000. I would want Reinhold Messner and Ed Vuisters holding my hand for that money. He can also take you out in a scottish winter and ama dablam to hone some of the skills beforehand. alternatively ignore all the above, catch a flight, wear a decent parker and balaclava, tie wrap some sppikes to your rockports and sprint up it for $200
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