The South Col route on the Nepal side of Mt. Everest is the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who were the first to climb Everest successfully on the 29 May 1953 thus became world’s famous heroes of the adventure climbing. Expedition to mt. Everest has been successfully guided and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into complacency – climbing Everest is the ultimate challenge. To join our International Everest Expedition team in Nepal, you must have extensive mountaineering experience of climbing expeditions at least of 6000 meters as well as a experience of scaling difficult alpine mountain peaks, preferably, some climbing experience of the 7000 or 8000 metre peaks in the Himalayas. Although fixed ropes will be used, Everest expedition members must be able to ascend and descend fixed lines independently and be proficient with crampooning on very steep ice and snow slopes.
Camp 1: 6400m. – 20000ft. Camp 1 is situated at the flat area of snow endless snow deep crevasses and mountain walls. Because of the Sun's reflection from this place we get warm and hitting ambience at this place. In the night we listen the deep murmuring cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent. These are the areas where we have to walk to reach camp 2.
Camp 2: 6750m. – 21000ft. Camp 2 is situated at the height of 6750m. – 21000ft. It is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall though where we have to go ahead. Hear bad clouds roll-in from the low range of the Himalayan valleys to the bottom of our camp 2. Some time wind here seems very violent enough to destroy the tents. After climbing these palaces we reach camp 3.
Camp 3: 7100m. – 22300ft. Camp 3 is located at the height of 7100m. – 22300ft, adjoining to mount Lhotse wall. After climbing 4000ft. Lhotse wall by using fixed rope and with prior acclimatization it leads us to camp IV. Also on the way we have to ascend the steep allow bands (lose, down -slopping and rotten limestone). From their crossing short snowfield the route moves ahead up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. (Another wells name meaning Saddle of pass). Oxygen should probably be use above base camp III incase of needed.
Camp 4: 8400m. – 26000ft. Camp 4 is located at height of 8400m. – 26000ft. It is the last camp of the Expedition. From here summit is only about 500 m distance far. This is the final and dangerous part of the climbing. This place is besieged by ferocious and violent winds. The normal best way to reach to summit is via the narrow South - East Ridge and it precedes the South Summits 28710ft.
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