Everest 2018 Expedition Dispatches

Dispatch #1 – April 20, 2018 – Kathmandu

Our team members are now arriving in Kathmandu and in a few days, after having our Tibet visa processed, we will head to Tibet and start our drive to base camp.

I am personally looking forward to returning to the Tibet side of Everest as we last ran expeditions here in 2012 and 2013. This year will be my 8th time on the north side of Everest and my 15th expedition to this majestic peak. I hope to catch up with many of my old students from the Tibet Guide School whom now work for Himalaya Expedition Company, based out of Lhasa, and who will be fixing the ropes once again this season.

The majority of climbers, both the Chinese and western teams have already arrived at base camp and there are still three more teams, ourselves included, whom will start their journey to base camp next week.

We have been informed by the CTMA that there are 150 climbers with permits for the north side this season.

Phil Crampton


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