Mountain Monarch was exceptional in every way, beginning with clear and fast communications in preparation for the climb before I got to Nepal, and also helping to arrange my in-country flights in and out of the Khumbu valley. I was to summit with another climber who got sick and had to climb the next day. MM could have saved themselves a lot of trouble by having us both go the next day, but instead they went the extra mile and I was able to summit on the day planned, a perfect, sunny, windless day.
The climbing sherpa, Tsheten, was the perfect support for the climb, setting a pace at which I would summit just past dawn, and handling all rope safety and routing. I always felt safe and like the situation was under control, as he clearly knew what he was doing and is highly experienced. All other aspects of the trip, the guide, kitchen staff, top quality equipment, comfortable tents that kept wind on the outside, were equally excellent. On the day I got to base camp 4 climbers came down, 3 of whom summitted.
The other became disoriented and nearly unconscious up on the glacier. The climbing sherpa and guide took him down to a safe point, with one continuing down and the other returning to guide the 3 climbers to the top. If something goes wrong with you or someone in your group, these are the guys you want looking after you, from what I could gather when they all came down. Top quality operation all around