Sergey Kofanov — Everest guide and renowned mountaineer with more than 25 years experience of hiking and high-altitude accents. Winner of the prestigious American Golden Piton and European Grolla d’Or awards.
Sergey Kofanov in the Himalayas
Your ascents’ success depends not only on the weather and your physical and mental conditions.
These factors can overshadow your trip
The divergence of your expectations and reality. What does it mean?
That you need to have an adequate information about: the cost of hotels and food, the reception of the cellular network, local cuisine, precipitation, terrain and surface coverage, air temperature, a local culture in terms of communication, bureaucratic nuances, dos and don’ts.
THIS can put the achievement of your goal at risk
Clothes that are not suitable for the weather. Lack of necessary equipment. Incorrectly picked shoes.
Overweight backpack. Lack of food on the route.
Incorrect behaviour during the ascent.
Health & trauma issues as a result of wrong/mismatching gear choosing.
The list will help you to
minimise the cost of purchasing extra equipment;
increase your chances to perform successful and safe accent;
compare your agency/guide recommendations with Mountain Planet’s expert opinion;
reduce the gap between expectations and reality;
avoid unpleasant surprises in everyday life;
learn about the gear choice of global known mountain guides;
succresfully complete one of the most famouse Himalayan treks;