Many climbers opt for additional Sherpa support to make the ascent more enjoyable and summit success more likely. With this option our Sherpa team will carry personal gear on camp-carry days (days we are moving up or down the mountain to another camp) and on summit day. On standard acclimatisation days, when we are hiking to a new elevation and back down, you carry your own kit for the day.
A personal Sherpa can also be arranged who would climb with you the entire time if that is your preference. Contact us to discuss this option.
Experience tells us that a high degree of Sherpa support, coupled with maximum oxygen flow rates, greatly increases the rate of success for our team members. With this option you receive oxygen at a higher flow rate on climbing days allowing you to completely focus on summiting. The results speak for themselves.
With the ‘Max Ox’ option providing higher flow rates for climbing, climbers have reported having better energy levels, a better appetite, more warmth, a higher degree of strength and greater enjoyment on summit day than those without. They also enjoy a higher rate of success!
You may also like to talk to us about other options such as personal communication systems, or the provision of a personal tent on the mountain.
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