I caught up with Everest Guide Mike Hamill owner of Climbing The Seven Summits (CTSS) live at EBC to discuss Base Camp luxuries for #Everest2021.
CTSS was founded by Mike after years of serving as a lead guide for another major company. He has a loyal following of clients and has set long-term goals to be a significant player in the global mountaineering market. Mike’s vision is to meet his client’s needs and expectations and appears to be a leader, not a follower when it comes to base camp services. While some people may not understand this level of service at a place like Everest Base Camp, Mike feels it’s entirely appropriate as he explains in the interview.
He offers one of the widest arrays of service and expedition organization as he explained for 2021 on Everest:
Our Western Guided Program – headed up by Guides Casey Grom and Mark Postle
Our Private Guided Climbers – our 1:1 climbers with their individual guides, be it private Western Guides or highly qualified IFMGA (internationally certified) Sherpa guides.
Our Personal Sherpa climbers & our IFMGA Sherpa Team Climbers (which is headed up by Guide Big Tendi) and our Lhotse climbers
Finally, Our Speed Ascent Climbers – who are preacclimatised and ready to tackle Everest & Lhotse.
Now, here’s MIke from Everest Base Camp at 7:00 am April 21, 2021. Note: We connected using me using Zoom from Colorado and Mike was WiFi using EverestLink at EBC. There are a few stalls and freezes but hang with it, they are short.
Memories are Everything
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