General Arrangements and logistics


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LEADERSHIP

Luke Smithwick will lead this trip and climb with you on the mountain.

Additionally, one Sherpa will be present for every climber on the peak (and climbing with them). All camps on mountain will be stocked and pitched in advance, with the route fixed in places deemed necessary by the Sherpa climbing team and Luke.


EXPEDITION PROFESSIONALS.

Luke Smithwick will lead this trip and climb with you on the mountain. He has been on the mountain previously and knows the conditions intimately. There will be one climbing Sherpa for every climber on the peak. All camps on mountain will be stocked and pitched in advance, with the route fixed in places deemed necessary by the Luke and our excellent Sherpa climbing team.

Base and advanced basecamps will be fully stocked with a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with snacks. We will have hot showers in camp, two pit toilets, and each member will have their own roomy 2 person Mountain Hardwear tent. The purpose of a base camp is for you to have a place to recover, and relax, and have space from the mountain to collect your thoughts, gather your energy reserves, and move to climbing on the mountain. There will be two rotations on the mountain before making the summit bid. A rotation entails climbing on the peak, spending nights in established and stocked camps, and then returning to base camp for a hot shower, fresh meals, and rest. Our goal as a guide service is to provide a climb that keeps you strong, physically healthy, and mentally prepared for your summit.


FEATURES

  • Labuche Kang expedition climb | 7250m
  • Spectacular and scenic approach via Changtang plateau
  • 1:1 Sherpa:climber ratio
  • Team mentality

PREPARATIONS

You need to be very fit for this expedition. You should begin training several months in advance. Climbing to 7000 meters requires high cardiovascular health. Please look at the information on our Physcial Preparation page. You should also have prior experience at altitude and on climbs with some technical difficulty. Please contact Andrew to discuss whether this is the right expedition for you.

OUR ATTITUDE

We approach an expedition with a serious and focused intent to help you accomplish your goal. We strive to maximize your potential enjoyment, without comprising safety.