"Because it’s there" was the reply Mallory gave when asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. For centuries this unique mountain has captured the imagination of countless climbers, calling to them to join the lucky few fortunate enough to venture up the world’s highest mountain.
In 2013, Exodus became part of the elite by successfully reaching the North Col of Everest to celebrate the anniversary of Mallory and Irvine’s pioneering expedition. However as most climbers who have had the privilege of reaching the high climbs will tell you, once you have been to Everest, it becomes very difficult to shake the bug.
Therefore, in April 2015 Exodus will be once again returning to the North side of Everest, in Tibet, but this time we are calling upon trekkers to become part of the overall expedition. Led by legendary Exodus leader Valerie Parkinson, this trek allows you to experience the Everest only ever seen by those who dare to venture further than the comfort of Everest Base Camp; and the rewards are enormous. Reaching the famous Magic Highway you will be captivated by the sea of towering ice pinnacles that stretch beyond the horizon.
Departing on 18th April 2015, you will trek as one group to Advanced Everest Basecamp at 6,400m where you will have officially completed the highest non-technical trek in the world. It is at this point the trip will split into two - if you have reached your limits then you will say farewell to the climbers and begin to snake your way back down to Everest Basecamp and finally Kathmandu. However if you want to push yourself that little bit further then you will don some crampons and head upwards towards the North Col of Everest at 7,066m. Great if you're travelling with friends who have different levels of challenging in mind!
Exodus is the only company to join a trekking expedition with a climbing expedition on Mt Everest, something we are very proud of. Therefore if you are looking for a truly life affirming adventure for 2015, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. Both trips displayed below will leave on the same date and as one group, please select the appropriate trip depending on whether you wish to complete the second stage climb to the North Col. Everest is calling...