Adventure Peaks has had excellent success on 8000m Peaks Cho Oyu in 2013 & 2014 with all team members reaching the summit giving 100% success compared to our normal average of 80% success rate. Everest 80%.
Adventure Peaks has been organizing expeditions to Tibet (Everest North Ridge and Cho Oyu) for over 15 years making us the most experienced and valued British company operating in Tibet and we are able to 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 without issue for over a decade! Indeed we were the only commercial company to operate Cho Oyu in the spring of 2016 when others were turned away by the Chinese Authorities
Shishapangma, the world’s 14th highest peak and the lowest of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, lies in Tibet and is now regarded as one of the easier 8000 metre peaks alongside Cho Oyu, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum ll. We follow the original North-West Ridge first climbed by the Chinese in 1964.
The expedition is a professionally-led expedition. This means you will have a strong leader who has extensive experience of climbing at high altitude together with the support of our experienced Sherpa team. You should have suitable experience to enable you to move between camps and on fixed lines as part of a group without being independently guided in the traditional sense.
Camp 1 (6400m) The route from ABC takes 6-9 hours on the first journey. This is likely to reduce considerably with improved acclimatization, however for the first journey we would establish an intermediate camp. The route is never steep but early in the season we have to negotiate the crossing of penitents (ice pinnacles) to gain the main slopes. Fixed lines are used along the more crevassed areas.
Camp 2 (6950m) is established at the Col below the NW ridge and is about 5-8 hours above camp 1. The ascent is quite steep initially before easing off as you move towards the Col.
Camp 3 (7400m) Leaving camp 2 we cross a large plateau before the slopes start to increase to about 15 degrees and the final 2000m headwall to camp 3 is at about 30-40 degees. Camp 3 will be our lauching pad for the summit.
Summit Day (8013m) We will set off from the high camp at around 10.00pm in order to reach the Central West Summit 8006m around first light. Very few climbers have reached the “true summit” of Shishapangma, which is perched further along a difficult double-corniced snow ridge that requires delicate traversing on a knife-edged snow ridge.
We are intending to climb this to the true summit of Shishapangma which is the East peak but it will be defendant on conditions. Both summits of Shishapangma is a truly outstanding viewpoint and offers magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Tibet!
Sherpa 1:1 price: £2,500 (1:2 ratio included)
Oxygen Cost – The prices are inclusive of mask, regulator and uplift to top camp and NOT just the cylinders.
• 2 * 4 litre Cylinders (normal) £700
• 3 * 4 litre Cylinders (if main summit) £975
• Each additional 4ltr bottle £350
Why Climb with Adventure Peaks
- High Level of client Summit Success on 8000m Peaks (100% client success in 2013, 2014, and 2016 (no expedition in 2015 due to the aftermath of 2105 earthquakes)
- 15 previous Everest Expeditions and 13 previous Cho Oyu Expeditions since the year 2001
- British Expedition leader and English Speaking Team
- 1:2 Sherpa Ration (upgrade to a 1:1 personal Sherpa for £2,500)
- High Quality Equipment including all new tents on the mountain and the fastest boiling stoves on the market