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Getting Ready For Everest

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Mount Everest: The mountain of all mountains. A goal many people dream of. The right preparation for this expedition is the key to success. Furtenbach Adventures offers a tailor-made expedition build-up programme to face Everest in the best condition at the end of the journey.

“Getting Ready For Everest” build-up program can be individually tailored to your personal needs. At the beginning it is recommended to take advantage of the expedition preparation course in the Monte Rosa range in order to gain experience with the various basic techniques on the mountain. Afterwards one or two expeditions can be selected from our Expedition Selection, which serve to expand your Knowledge and experience in high-altitude mountaineering.

Furtenbach Adventures has years of experience in high-altitude mountaineering and therefore knows exactly which requirements have to be met for an expedition to Mount Everest in order to climb it successfully and safely.

After our “Getting Ready For Everest” program, nothing’s stopping you from a safe and successful ascent to Everest.

Check out our overview page to see which options we offer on Everest.

Adventure Factor couragous
Experience / Emotion breathtaking
Fitness / Struggle pleasurable
Risk low
Comfort expedition style


  • preparation training for further expeditions
  • up to 2 expeditions as training
  • guaranteed optimal training condition for Everest ascent

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The Everest Training program can be tailored to your personal needs. The Expedition Preparation Course is obligatory for all participants, as basic techniques for high-altitude mountaineering are learned.

You can plan the further course of the training program yourself. The duration of the entire training therefore depends on your chosen expeditions.

You can choose from the following expeditions: 

Expedition Training

Learn the most important basic techniques of Expedition mountaineering in the Monte Rosa Massif: various techniques with crampons and ice picks in ice, firn and snow, rope and safety techniques, cooking and bivouacing in the height, as well as tent construction on snow and ice. Here you will learn everything that is necessary for your further expeditions.

You can find information about the exact itinerary  here.

Duration: 5 days


  • Experienced mountain guides will prepare you for your first expedition
  • we adjust the exact program to the performance Level of the participants
  • just as you pass by, you collect up to 8 four-thousand-metre peaks
  • a night at the highest hut in Europe

Elbrus 5.642m

Elbrus is the perfect introduction to high-altitude mountaineering. Thus one has already managed the first of the Seven Summits. The 5.642m high summit rewards with views to the sea and can also be conquered in spring as a ski tour.

You can find information about the exact itinerary here.


  • Highest mountain and highest volcano of Europe
  • Lift-supported acclimatization
  • Permanent support by multilingual IFMGA mountain guide
  • All flights included

Denali 6.190m

Denali is the highest mountain in North America, the highest northern mountain and at the same time the coldest mountain in the world. Majestically the Denali rises above the Tundra of Alaska. A truly overwhelming sight over the ice world, which quickly makes you forget the effort of the ascent.

You can find information about the exact itinerary here.

Duration: 26 days


  • Highest peak of North America
  • Wild beauty of Alaska
  • Technical moderate mountain
  • 1 guide : 2 climbers – ratio

Aconcagua 6.961m

The Aconcagua is the highest moutain in America and separates Argentinia and Chile. For the Incas, the mountain rising out of the beautiful landscape was of great importance; the temple of the Incas.

You can find information about the exact itinerary here.

Duration: 18 days


  • The highest mountain of the American continent
  • Modern infrastructure in basecamp
  • Local partner with over 40 years of experience in organizing Aconcagua expeditions
  • Route ‘Polish Traverse’ on request!

Dhaulagiri VII / Putha Hiunchuli 7.246m

A really reawarding mountain in a rather undiscovered beautiful region of Nepal. The 7,246m high ascent is particularly suitable for the first 8,000m and can also be climbed in winter with touring skis or snowshoes.

You can find information about the exact itinerary here.

Duration: 31 days


  • A fantastic alternative to Mustagh Ata
  • 1 sherpa each 2 members
  • IFMGA mountain guide
  • High camp equipment
  • Small group

info  General Information

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to itinerary and/or route changes. Climbers take part in the expedition at their own risk and individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact us on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail [email protected] for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

language   Entry Requirements

Swiss or EU citizens:

Nepal: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months and a visa (available at the airport upon arrival, depending on the duration of your stay from 25 to 100 USD, bring a passport photo)

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

https   Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance)

For this journey, the Annual-Complete+Cover is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

work  Equipment

Unless specified otherwise in the detailed program, all high camp equipment will be provided by us. Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

insert_chart_outlined   Difficulty / Technique

The ascent always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide and expedition leader. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in mixed terrain (rock, snow, ice) and – if required – independently build rope teams under the guidance of the mountain guide. Cooperation, camaraderie and support on the mountain increases the chances of success for all. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

For expeditions offered by us, unless otherwise specified in the detailed program, the following is required of participants: independent getting on and off the fixed ropes on cliffs, snow, ice and firn snow slopes, as well as the independent use of crampons and ice axes in mixed terrain. On climbing passages, as well as very dangerous and exposed places, fixed ropes are attached by mountain guides and by the Sherpa team.

perm_identity   Physical fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain, unless an optional personal Sherpa is booked. The porters are available for the group and set up the high camp and insure the route. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

landscape  Experience

We are very familiar with the charm and attraction of an eight-thousander! However, we want to make certain that you can ascend safely, come back alive, and be able to enjoy the expedition while on it and not afterwards. Therefore, in order to participate in our eight-thousander expeditions, you must already have collected some experience at high altitudes and mountaineering. When booking, please let us know which heights you have already reached and which high mountains you have climbed. If you are a newcomer, no problem, we offer a bespoke program aimed to train you for reaching your desired destination.

In order to participate in our seven-and six-thousander expeditions, you should have at least some experience on the four-thousander peaks of the Alps or other mountain ranges. Our offer for newcomers applies here as well, we can train you to become prudent and safe high altitude climbers!

We offer a special introductory weekend for all those who want to learn about – or refresh their knowledge of – all the skills and techniques needed on an expedition. More info here.

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

directions_run  Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH.

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

until 30 days prior to departure…………………………. 30%
29 – 20 days prior to departure…………………….. 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure…………………….. 70%
9 – 4 days prior to departure………………………… 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours)………100%
on the day of departure………………………………… 100% of the tour fee.

For expeditions to 7000 and 8000 meter peaks the following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel: until 3 months prior to departure 50%, within 3 months prior departure 100%.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.