Everest 2021: Video Interview with Lukas Furtenbach of Furtenbach Adventures

The Everest 2021 season is about a month away and operators are busy buying, packing, and preparing for a safe season. This year, only the Nepal side will be climbed since China closed their side due to COVID.

I reached out to Lukas Furtenbach, of Austrian-based Furtenbach Adventures to discuss the season. We covered a lot of topics but dug deeply into his impressive use of technology to keep his clients safe. We covered:

  • Preparing for the upcoming season
  • Status climbing in Tibet this spring and autumn
  • Furtenbach’s COVID safety plans for EBC and high camps
  • How you are using advanced technology
    • altitude tents for pre-acclimatization
    • oxygen delivery
    • Biometric tracking

You can follow their climb on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I will be covering Lukas and all the action on Everest this spring on my Blog.

 Interview with Lukas Furtenbach of Furtenbach Adventures

Thanks, Lukas for an informative and always fun interview.

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  1. Very interesting interview once again, Alan. Thank you very much. I love this idea of implementing new technologies to keep clients safe. It also shows this company takes safety very seriously and it’s a completely different approach than some of the Nepali companies might have. I guess it’s up to the client to make the choice that suits him/ her best.

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