Climb Mount Everest North Ridge

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Altitude 8848m, Grade 4D

Climb Mount Everest’s North Ridge with Adventure Peaks! We have been organising expeditions to Tibet (Everest North Ridge and Cho Oyu) for over 17 years making us the most experienced and valued British company operating in Tibet and we are able to attract good International teams.


Adventure Peaks has been organising expeditions to climb Mount Everest North Ridge for over 17 years making us the most experienced and valued British company operating in Tibet and we attract good international teams. There are those who scaremonger about Tibet giving indications that permits or visas won’t be available, this is a total nonsense. We are aware of the delicate visa process for entering the area and have been successfully sending teams twice yearly into Tibet without issue for over a decade

Along with other summiteers, we achieved the first British ascent of the millennium and the first Dutch ascent to climb Mount Everest North Ridge. In 2003 we were successful in rescuing one of our clients from 8600m who had suffered a broken leg. Please read the full story on our website. That client returned to the mountain with us in 2006 and made a successful ascent. In 2004 our whole expedition was filmed by BBC 2 for the production ‘The Challenge’. This followed the progress of their client through his training in Scotland, the Alps, Aconcagua and then climb Mount Everest North Ridge.

In 2005 we were successful in putting the youngest British person on the summit at the age of 21; in doing this he also became the youngest male in the world to complete the Seven Summits. In 2006 we put two even younger climbers on the summit at just 19 years old, along with 10 other climbers. In 2007 we put 12 climbers on the summit, Including Ian McKeever who broke the world speed record for the Seven Summits in 156 days. In 2008, no permits were issued on the North Side because of the Olympic Games, so we moved our team to the South and had a successful summit bid. In 2009, back on Mount Everest North Ridge, we put 13 people on the summit. In 2010 we had further success with 11 people on the summit and Stu Peacock our operations manager became the first Briton to summit Mount Everest North Ridge route three times. In 2011 we put 8 climbers on the summit and broke even more records. Geordie Stewart became the youngest person to complete the True 7 Summits, aged 22, at least for a couple of hours until George Atkinson summited and became, not only the youngest Briton to summit Everest, the youngest person to summit the True 7 Summits at the age of 16. We also helped Jaysen Arumugum become the first Mauritian to summit Everest. In 2012 our success continued and again in 2013 we achieved 80% success. Our 2014 expedition reached the summit on 25th May, unaffected by the sad events of the South Col route. 2015 expedition closed early due to the avalanche. 2016 again proved to be a successful year with everyone leaving high camp at 8300m, ending in 70% summit success and two clients turned around at 8600m. In 2017 we were again successful in achieving 80% summit success without incident in what was described as a difficult season of weather.

Trip dossier

Climb Mount Everest North Ridge Route

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • British expedition team leader
  • All permits to climb Mount Everest North Ridge.
  • Sherpa Support 1:2 ratio
  • Yaks & Porters to ABC.
  • Road Transport from Nepal to BC.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Weather Forecasting.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 100 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Oxygen, Mask and regulator
  • Lhasa approach if the friendship bridge is closed
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • All meals in Tibet between the border and basecamp
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides  & sherpa summit bonus.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation
Day 1-2 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 3-15 Acclimatisation Trek and ascent of Naya Kanga 5844m in the Langtang Valley of Nepal close to Tibet
Day 16 Drive to Friendship Bridge, enter Tibet overnight in Zhangmu
Day 17 Drive to Tingri, acclimatisation walks
Day 18 Drive to Base Camp 5200m
Day 19-20 Preparations and acclimatisation walks to 6000m
Day 21-22 Trek to ABC via intermediate camps
Day 23-63 Ascent of Everest
Day 64-65 Clear ABC and BC
Day 66-64 Return to Kathmandu
Day 65 At leisure, in Kathmandu
Day 66-67 Return International flight

Everest kit list

This is not a definitive list and is designed to be used in conjunction with our kit list we will send to you in your dossier. We also have many alternatives for both Men and Women so if you have any questions please do get in touch

Recommended Equipment for Everest

Client discount

Adventure Peaks provides 15% discount off any equipment purchased online or from our Ambleside shop if you have booked (and paid a deposit) on one of our expeditions or courses*.

We offer our equipment hire service to both clients and non-clients, although Adventure Peaks clients receive a further discount.

*Excludes books/maps and electrical equipment.

Previous trip reports from Everest

Everest North Ridge Expedition Everest North Ridge 7th April 2018 - 18th May They've only gone and done it! Adventure Peaks team stand proud on the summit of Everest. The team are now safe at ABC.
Everest summit 07 Today is our Everest Summit anniversary - 16th May - It's our Everest Summit anniversary.
Everest-17 (69) Trip Report – Everest 2017 - Our successful 2017 Mount Everest North Ridge Expedition saw 6 out of 7 of the team reach the summit. Read the full report of this year's expedition by leader Sean James.
IMG_0378 Everest North, Lhakpa Ri and North Col expeditions 2017 - 16th May SUMMIT SUCCESS. At 2:25am. The team are on their way back down the mountain.
Gokyo Valley prayer flags Nepal Spring Season Availability - The Nepal Spring season is just around the corner and we have a few spaces on guaranteed expeditions - bag your space while you can!
James (L) and Chris on the summit Everest North, Lhakpa Ri and North Col expeditions - Everest Success. Another summit bid is accomplished. A big well done to the team for their efforts. Mick reached the summit around 4:40am followed by Chris, Andrew Whyte & Phurba at 5am. Andy Taylor & Lahkpa reached the summit around 5:30am. Due to the wind & cold Chris said they spent around 15 minutes on the top before heading back down the mountain.
everest-farewell Everest Expeditions, March ’15 - 5th May - We safely arrived in Lhasa today - lovely hotel. Group spent the afternoon sightseeing in glorious warm sunshine - it really is a lovely city. The Potala Palace is simply spectacular! We have a free day tomorrow and are all very much looking forward to flying home on the 6th.
aonach-eagach Everest Skills Course - Simon was keen to find out if he has what it takes to climb Everest so we created a bespoke version of our Scottish Winter Walking Skills course.
seb purba summit Everest and Naya Kanga Expedition 2014 Summit Success - Everest Summit Success Seb and I were lucky enough to see the view from the highest point in the world, for a brief time. As soon as we were lower down the mountain, the weather deteriorated with high winds and heavy snow.
brian-beth-angus-summmit-small Everest 2013 Expedition – North Ridge - 22 May 2013: Summit Success! Angus, Beth, Brian Paul & Rob are standing on top of the world. Melissa, Nick & Sam are not far behind still approaching the summit. A big well done to all the team and staff for there efforts over the last 52 days

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Everest from the Air £270 An early morning spectacular flight over Everest. The flight is from Kathmandu and lasts around one hour, taking you close to Everest and its surrounding peaks. Window seats are guaranteed. Includes an extra night's accommodation in Kathmandu.
1:1 Sherpa £4,000 (1:2 included)
Lhasa Approach £2050 Flights Kathmandu to Lhasa return (price includes estimate of flight price £300), Lhasa daily taxes, hotels, road transport from Lhasa to BC
Everest Oxygen from £2,600 5 oxygen cylinders, uplifted to high camp. Supplied with a Summit Mask and regulator.


The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£2000 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
6th Apr 2019 - 13th Jun 2019
Leader: Di Gilbert

4th Apr 2020 - 11th Jun 2020
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
5th Apr 2019 - 13th Jun 2019
Leader: Di Gilbert

3rd Apr 2020 - 11th Jun 2020