Hannes, Managing Director of Third Pole, is an adventurer and high mountain geographer. Since the early 2000s he’s been hiking and researching all over the Himalayas. He has already produced a map of the Khumbu side of Mt. Everest and is excited to explore the Tibetan side of the mountain as well. If the conditions are good Hannes will be joining the team on their way to the summit together with Nima. As Hannes’ main job is to make quality pictures in thin air rather than achieving certain mountaineering goals there is no question that he will be using oxygen during the ascent.
Nils, Head of Film at Third Pole, is a photographer, film-maker and outdoor lover. He loves traveling to remote areas in the Himalayas and pitching his tent out in the open. After summiting a 6000m peak close to Everest in 2011 he has been dreaming of going there as well one day. Nils is looking forward to joining the team up to North Col at around 7050m.
Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger are two of the most active expedition climbers in Germany. During the last two decades they have climbed numerous six and seven-thousand-meter peaks and summited six eight-thousand-meter peaks (Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat, Dhaulagiri, Broad Peak, Shisha Pangma) without using artificial oxygen. That makes Alix the most successful female German high altitude climber to date. Luis is one of the strongest big mountain skiers worlwide with six partial and full ski descents on 8000m-peaks (Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, K2, Manaslu, Shisha Pangma). Together they form an effective, well-rehearsed team on the high mountains.
Dominik is a professional mountain guide and owner of leading German expedition agency Amical Alpin. He’s responsible for the expedition logistics and safe guiding of his clients. Besides that he is also attempting to climb Everest by fair means.
Pemba is 39 years old and has been on four Everest expeditions, summiting twice. He was born in the Khumbu-region in the southern part of the Himalayas.