Everest 2024 Podcast: Ryan Mitchell on how a 19-year-old can afford to climb Everest

Ryan Mitchell

How can a 19-year-old can afford to climb Everest? Well, Ryan Mitchell, 19, living in central Massachusetts, explains how in this podcast.

Ryan, a Summit Coach client, contacted me about a year ago, wanting advice and coaching on how to climb Everest in the Spring of 2022. He had little to no experience, so while I told him there were many companies who would take his money and have him on Everest, the best approach would be to wait at least a year and gain the skills and experience it would take to make a safe attempt on the world’s highest peak. He agreed, and we’ve been working together for the past twelve months.

In this podcast, Ryan explains how he is funding his climbs, his training approach, and critically, is his “why”

I know you will enjoy this.

You can follow him on YouTube at

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIDQSqdVuNwtfRMKqfX-o7g
  • https://www.youtube.com/@RyanMitchellYT

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The Podcast on alanarnette.com

Interview with Ryan Mitchell on how a 19-year-old can afford to climb Everest


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  1. I am mesmerized by the Himalayas; traveling near Kanchenjunga is my nearest encounter. I follow Alan’s blog to learn more about climbers and climbing, especially their motivations and inspirations. I watched Alan’s interview with Ryan Mitchell, and then a friend sent me this article from the NYT last week about three climbers with basic equipment summitting Jannu. I appreciate the boldness, strength, commitment, and sense of invincibility that Ryan shows. This article could lead to a useful conversation between Alan and Ryan, before next spring. Good luck to you, Ryan. You will have a life-changing experience, however it goes.

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