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    Everest North Col Expedition

    This trip review is set against the earthquake in Nepal and Tibet. It was a spectacular journey across two countries that I will always remember. High points include walking the Friendship bridge from Nepal into Tibet and seeing Everest up close and personal for the first time. It ultimately became a road trip as we crossed the Himalayas and drove across the Tibetan Plateau, the landscapes on view were truly amazing. I traveled with some of the finest people I have ever met and can highly recommend the trip to anyone in the future.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Reaching base camp on the Tibet side of Everest. With the earthquake in Nepal I did not expect to even see the mountain so I was very grateful to actually get there. The circumstances surrounding the decision to travel to the north side Everest base camp after the Nepal earthquake were that we could not travel back to Kathmandu from Tibet after the earthquake stuck in Nepal as the roads were impassable and the risks in Kathmandu at the time were deemed to be not acceptable. After we spent 5 days at Everest base camp we traveled across the Tibetan Plateau to Lhasa and given the slightly improved situation in Nepal , we flew to Kathmandu and returned home to the UK safely. The flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu was one of the greatest I have ever been on and gave us a spectacular view of the Himalayas from the air. At all times Exodus assessed and handled the risks in a clear and professional manner and I always felt safe with them.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Valerie Parkinson is an outstanding leader and her reputation is truly deserved. She is able to cope well under pressure and I always had complete confidence in her to take the right decision at every step along the way. Valerie was supported by the Nepali staff and they always provided a professional and friendly service , even though their families were in Kathmandu and surrounding villages during the earthquake. I can honestly say that I would not have coped as well if I was in their situation.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This is a tough trek and you should train hard for it. It involves some rapid jumps in altitude as you progress and could be challenging if you do not handle altitude very well. Ultimately though it is an enormously rewarding journey. Ultimately I did not get to Everest ABC in Tibet , because the mountain was rightfully closed by the CTMA due to safety concerns, but I am not disappointed at all. When the situation is better I would like to return to Everest and complete my journey to Everest ABC and ultimately climb the North Col.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This was a challenging review to write as the trip was set against the background of the recent earthquake in Nepal and Tibet. I traveled with and met some fantastic people on this trip and Exodus provided some of the greatest Leadership, Logistics and Support I have ever seen on an Expedition before. I would just like to finish by saying that I was very proud to be part of this trip.

  • 10

    EVEREST NORTH COL EXPEDITION

    What an amazing experience being over 5,200m for over two weeks. The view of Everest from the Tibetan side is a sight to behold, it'll be etched in your memory bank forever. This trip is not for the faint hearted, but it's well worth the effort.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

     Advance Base Camp and actually being on Everest. Our Puja was also very moving, and with the flag pole sitting straight, all looked well for a successful outing up to the North Col

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Splendiferous.........well it was Valerie

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Embrace this trip for what it is, awe inspiring and possibly the hardest thing you'll ever do apart from an 8,000m peak. Make sure that you have thoroughly tested yourself at altitude before heading out on this one. In preparation, train hard to the point that you feel sick!! you almost certainly are going to feel nauseous at times on the mountain. Check out all your medications and their side effects, and how they react at altitude. You don't want your meds to become the reason you need to come down. But most of all, keep everything in perspective and enjoy, it's TOTALLY BREATHTAKING

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Are you fascinated about the History of Everest.......want to know why Mallory kept going back. If so, then this is a trip for you, you will then totally understand all of his motivations and the lure and captivating nature of Everest, such a beauty and powerful mountain from this side. But be prepared to feel like you have never felt before on every level, physical and emotional. ENJOY. I'd do it again...................

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    EVEREST NORTH COL EXPEDITION

    The low: the walk across the glacier on the day of the practice climb, aimed at taking us just part way up to the North Col, seemed never ending - how on earth was I going to climb up the apparently verical snow and ice face looming above?  The highest high - two days later seeing the tents on the North Col suddenly come into view only 20 meters ahead, what a view - 7066m we had done it!  Then it got even more intense - descending directly back down via a series of abseils what a total buzz.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The whole expedition was so different from all my other trips - including Island Peak.  Crossing into Tibet for the first time, driving across the vastness of the Tibetan Plateau and getting our first view of a distant Mt Everest.  Fantastic views of multiple snow clad peaks from our acclimatisation walks.  The walk up from the Rongbuk Monastery to Everest North Base Camp gave a feeling we had arrived.  The walk up the Magic Highway with views of fantastic ice sculptures snatched between trying to breethe and walk at the same time.  The view of the almost constant plume of cloud / snow streaming from the summit of Mt Everest from Advanced Base Camp.   The climb up to the North Col itself was the overall highlight but we would not have got there if it was not for the constant care and attention given by our climbing Sherpas.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Valerie was excellent - as alway - no more needs said!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This was theoretically a one-off expedition so I don't know is advice is strictly relevent.   The trip notes said that outwith the summit day it was a trek - I don't agree.  For twelve days we were above 5000m and on six of those we were at / above 6400m.  Being high for this long made this different from a normal trek - underfoot it may have been the same but the altitude made it essential to 'listen' to your body and take things slow. 

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The climbing Sherpas and all the support crew looked after us very well.   There was a great friendly atmosphere throughout the trip - even when the oxygen was getting thin!

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