Mt Everest

Kathmandu, Nepal

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April and May

April and May

Skill Rating
Van Supported

Kathmandu, Nepal


Contact for pricing.

On this inaugural journey, Rick Sweitzer and Northwest Passage guides will join with world-renowned elite Everest guides to attempt the greatest adventure icon of them all - Mount Everest.  Contact our office for more details on dates, prices, and planning.

Participation is based on approval and may require medical review and prior shakedown training trips. There may be some less-demanding alternatives available for group members such as a base-camp stay without ascent attempt, but for those who intend to try themselves on the grand peak of Everest, the following minimum skill levels are necessary:

Sufficient physical conditioning, including the ability to carry 60 lb. loads, and make substantial altitude gains. Previous high-altitude climbing experience is recommended.

Working knowledge of mountaineering skills:

  • Glacier travel
  • Rope/belay techniques
  • Self-arrest
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Route finding
  • Rappelling
  • Cramponing

Find out more about our extreme adventures in the ice at our Polar Explorers website.



After countless days skiing across frozen, unforgiving Antarctic, Roald Amundsen becomes the first man to reach the South Pole. Following one of the most storied ascents in mountaineering history, Sir Edmund Hillary, after the mountain had beaten many more extensively funded and outfitted teams, sinks his crampons into the summit of Mount Everest. What incredible accomplishments these are. What great adventure stories Amundsen and Hillary must have shared with their families upon their return.

Adventure stories are great. Adventures are even better. But adventures with your family are simply unbeatable. Don't just share stories with your family. Share the whole experience! the 7+3 series refers to 10 of the greatest and most rewarding outdoor challenges on earth. The 7 is for the vertical challenge climbing the tallest peak on each continent. The 3 is for the horizontal challenge of skiing to the North Pole, South Pole, and across Greenland, the world's largest island and ice cap. Nothing builds or enhances tight-knit bonds like sharing the preparation, execution and successful completion of an unforgettable expedition.

With over 25 years of designing and guiding family trips, over 40 expeditions to the poles and our experience organizing expeditions all over the world, no one is better prepared to create a world class adventure for you and your family. Kids grow up faster than you think. Give them the lifelong memories of skiing together across Greenland, having hot drinks in the tent before pushing on for the North or South Pole or share sublime moments atop the world on Everest.

Don't delay planning your upcoming family adventures. The South Pole season runs from December to January, and North Pole trips get underway in April. Cross Greenland on skis, with options for dogsled and kite travel, in June, or climb Kilimanjaro in August. Or you can take on the tallest order the world has to offer, and climb Everest with us. Don't put off booking the ultimate family adventure! Contact our office for more details on dates, prices, and planning.