This is a big endeavor. It also takes a commitment of time, expense and work that is not for the faint of heart. But it’s an admirable goal and one that should be fostered for the right person.
Unfortunately, we see far too many climbers never reach that goal because they don’t have a set path, they don’t have the right preparation, and they don’t have the right skills suitable for the mountains they are attempting to climb.
In our evaluation for 8,000 meter peaks, we take these considerations into account before accepting clients and turn many away that we feel are not ready. Many companies just take the money. And what’s left? Frustration and disappointment when the client does not reach their goal, wasted time and money, and in some cases illness, injury … or worse.