About Us

About Us 

While we didn't really know it at the time, Team Mount Everest was conceived in May 2002, when John and Rebecca Rees-Evans, a newly married husband and wife team, went on a kind of delayed honeymoon to Mount Everest.

While the couple fell in love with the place, the awesome, rugged beauty, and the ever-cheerful, warm, hospitable natures of the local people, it was not until many years later, following several years of operating treks on Mount Kilimanjaro, that Team Mount Everest was opened to non-family members to join!

The Rees-Evans family have long been obsessed with the mountains. Always enjoying doing things together as a family, by way of introducing their children to the family business, they have taken all three of their children, when aged just 5, 7 and 9, to 5,895m (19,342ft) at Kilimanjaro's summit, and have lived for nearly a week with a six year old at Everest Base Camp near the head of the Rongbuk Valley at 6,010m (19,718ft).

John Rees-Evans

Interestingly, John's family's association with Everest predates his own life by several generations. In the nineteenth century, one of his ancestors, TH Lewin - whom the Lushai tribe with whom he lives affectionately lived christened Thangliena - named their daughters Everest after their close friend Mr George Everest, the Surveyor General of India, who was credited with "discovering" Mount Everest, or Peak 15 as he called it at the time, for the purposes of his Himalayan survey.

Coincidentally, a few generations later, one of John's distant cousins, Edmund Hilary, was credited with becoming the first person, together with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, to summit Everest - though John believes that Everest was climbed nearly 30 years earlier than Sir Edmund's expedition, by Mallory and Irvine, and that on their descent from the summit, Mallory fell first in the darkness, while Irvine continued on alone, getting lost in the mist and darkness, close to the northeast shoulder.

John has been running expeditions almost continuously for more than 20 years and has been responsible for overseeing more than 10,000 trekkers on around 3,000 separate expeditions to high altitude. He is reputed as one of the foremost authorities in the world on acclimatisation, high-altitude safety and route selection, having consulted to national parks' authorities in these fields.

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Rebecca Rees-Evans

Rebecca's first trip to Everest with John in 2002 was her first ever mountainous expedition. She went on three years later to become the first lady to speed climb Kilimanjaro, the world's largest freestanding mountain, and held this record for some 4 years before it was broken.

Rebecca is a superb organiser and brings an almost autistic attention to detail to the team. She loves bringing order and precision to every environment in which she is called to operate, and is central to the operation's ability to surpass expectation and deliver a superb product.

Team Kilimanjaro

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Team Toubkal

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February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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At high altitudes, it is common to experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Approximately three-quarters of individuals at elevations above 3,000 metres can expect to encounter mild symptoms. The occurrence of altitude sickness depends on various factors, including elevation, rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. During the normal process of acclimatisation, many people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to understand that the mild discomfort accompanying this adaptation is considered normal and acceptable.

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Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.

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A BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator is a tool used to estimate an individual's body fatness based on their height and weight. It provides a numerical value that indicates whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI calculation is based on the principle that a person's weight should be proportionate to their height. To use a BMI calculator, you input your weight and height, and the calculator calculates your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The resulting BMI value is then compared to standard ranges to determine the person's weight category. While BMI is a useful screening tool, it doesn't directly measure body fat percentage or consider factors such as muscle mass or distribution of fat. It serves as a starting point for assessing an individual's weight status and can be a helpful tool in monitoring overall health and weight management.

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We don’t operate out of Kathmandu, but when we collect you we ask you to sign a declaration and conditions of participation. Let us know if you wish us to email this to you.

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Climbing to Everest Base Camp during the rainy months of June to September is possible, but it's important to be aware of the conditions and challenges you may face. Here are a few things to consider:

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Day 1: Drive to Chitwan National Park (165 Km / 5 hrs)

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