The Himalaya: the iconic destination of climbers and adventures alike; the soaring chain of mountains that juts up above the Indian subcontinent where the world's highest peaks reside; the rugged home to a vibrant mix of geography, cultures, and religions. The Himalaya's towering mountains promise to redefine your sense of scale while the region's rich diversity of people and traditions will reshape your ideas of community. The Himalaya are an amazing destination and worthy of every bit of the legendary status imparted upon them. These mountains are sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to visit them.
For your adventures in the Himalayas, the experience of your guide matters. The world's 8,000 meter peaks are a natural arena for America's most-trusted guide service. Since Jim Whittaker's first American ascent of Mt. Everest in 1963, RMI and the Whittakers have consistently pioneered big mountain adventure. Lou Whittaker led the first American ascent from Tibet, on the north side. Ed Viesturs, the first American to summit all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters, is one of 40 RMI guides to have stood on the summit of Everest during the company's 41 year history. And RMI's Dave Hahn has reached that summit an astounding thirteen times!
Come be a part of our history. Come join RMI and explore the Himalayas.
Mt. Everest Southside
Led by Everest's most experienced guides and supported by some of the best Sherpa staff on the mountain, our Everest Expedition is the ideal approach to climbing the world's tallest mountain.
The Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan, Cho Oyu is the world's sixth highest mountain. It is regarded as one of the most accessible of the world's 8,000 meter peaks and the perfect introduction to high altitude Himalayan mountaineering.
Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain in the world, and the only 8,000m peak lying solely in Tibet. For a peak of this size and stature, the Northwest Ridge, our climbing route, offers a direct route to Shishapangma?s Central Summit.