Island Peak News

Island Peak News

Our team is now climbing Island Peak, also known as Imja-Tse. So far we have only seen one other group with three members. The weather has been sunny during the day and cool at night. Island Peak, known as Nepal's "easiest" trekking peak, because it can  be climbed in just one day, was originally climbed in 1953 by Sherpas who were testing the oxygen apparatus for Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay during the first ascent of Mount Everest. Island Peak as a quick and fun way to climb to 6100 metres / 21,000 feet.  Click Here for Upcoming Trips in Jan, Feb, March, April and November.


Blog posts: Please scroll down for day by day news of our climbing and trekking teams.


View from Pangboche. Himalayas view from Dingboche.

Steve at Tangboche. Hiking towards to Pangboche.

Tangboche gate. View form Tea house.

Beautifull view of Everest, Lhotse Shar, AmaDablam from Pangboche.

Today's rest day.

Ice Training at Chukung.

Ice Training at Chukung. We reach Chukung.

Nice and beautiful walk.

Steve Walls Photos

Steve Walls Photos

Gyorgy Puszta Photos.

Gyorgy Puszta Photos.

Gyorgy Puszta Photos.

Everest View Hotel

Stunning video of Himalayas of Khumbu valley.

Everest, Lhotse shar and Amadablam in backround.

Stunning Mountain Scenery, from Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Namche Bazaar, capital of Sherpa Village. Photo Steve W.

Empty trail of Khumbu Valley. Namche Bazaar.

Selfee György . Empty Khumbu Valley.

Ang Dorjee at one of the suspension bridge. Mount Thamserku. Photo by Steve W

Steve at Jorsalle, Everest National Park. Photo Ang Dorjee.

25 Dec - Team arrived at Lukla safely. Best Wishes For A Very Happy Christmas From Summit Climb!

Members and Sherpa at Lukla

Lukla Airport. Member at Lukla.

Domestic Airport


Team Roster:

  • György P. , Hungary
  • Steven W. , USA
  • Tenji Sherpa
  • Ang Dorjee Sherpa

Recent news of Island Peak


Island Peak, known as Nepal's "easiest" trekking peak, was originally climbed in 1953 by Sherpas who were testing the oxygen apparatus for Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay during the first ascent of Mount Everest.

It was named Island Peak because it stood alone, away from the surrounding mountains. This season our team of men and women of all ages and our trusty Sherpas climbed it on a beautiful sunny warm day with no wind and no clouds.Not only was the weather perfect, but the route was in very fine condition.

For fun, before climbing Island Peak, our team also spent several days at Ama Dablam basecamp, staying in the comfortable Mingbo Lodge. That was a wonderful way to acclimate. After climbing Island Peak, some of the team went home and others carried on to Everest Basecamp, which was a very enjoyable and beautiful way to finish this lovely excursion. What is special about Island Peak? It can be climbed in a day, and our expert leaders help you source the equipment on the spot in Kathmandu and teach you everything you need to know, so Island Peak is a perfect introduction to 6000 metre / 19,700 foot high, easy snow climbing. When combined with a walk to Everest basecamp, it allows the adventurer a sample of the best of both worlds: classic "teahouse" trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, coupled with an exciting taste of an easy mountain, Island Peak. For more about our next Island Peak adventure, please go to  Island Peak Expedition. Thank you very much.


Blog posts: Scroll down for day by day news of our climbing and trekking teams from previous season.


Mom, Dad, Three Kids and our Sherpa on the Summit of Island Peak   island peak news
 
Mom, Dad, Three Kids and our Sherpa on the Summit of Island Peak. Photo Charles and family
 
Assemble after succesful summit   Going for Summit

Assemble after succesful summit. Photo Charles and family
 
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Members at high camp.
 
summit photo   summit photo
 
Sherpas and members on summit of Island Peak.
 
going to summit   summit of Island Peak
 
going to summit. Summit of Island Peak
 
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Emma Fitzgerald (16 year old from Australia) and Jeremiah O'Brien summit on Island Peak. Photo Jeremiah O'Brien. Sherpa and Aiden Fitzgerald on the summit of Island Peak. Photo Jeremiah O'Brien
 
  
 
Jangbu Sherpa and Jeremiah O'Brien summit on Island Peak. Photo Jeremiah O'Brien. Desending down after  summit of Island Peak. Photo Jeremiah O'Brien
 
 
Aiden Fitzgerald climbing up from high camp to summit.  Emma Fitzgerald climbing up from high camp to Summit. Photo Jeremiah O'Brien
 
 
School kid on the trial. Happy New year banner. Photo Jeremiah O'Brien
 
 
Jeremiah O'Brien and Jangbu Sherpa in Suspension bridge. Welcome to Khumjung. Photo Jeremiah O'Brien
 
 
Members taking tea break with beautiful views. Photo Pia Eliason. 
 
 
View of Everest, AmaDablam from inside Tangboche Monastery. Photo Pia Eliason. Team Member at Tangboche Tea House. Photo Pia Eliason
 
 
Sun set at Everest from Pangboche. Photo Pia Eliason. Lukla Airport. Photo Pia Eliason
 
  
 
Aiden Fitzgerald and Pia Eliason at Lukla capturing Selfeeee. Photo Pia Eliason. Big Player Wheel in Tangboche. Photo Pia Eliason
 
  
 
Walking through Phakding to next camp.  Photo Pia Eliason. Good Rest. Photo Pia Eliason
 
 
 
Local growing some vegetables in their field.  Photo Pia Eliason. On the way to next camp following with wonderful tea house and Dudh Koshi River.  Photo Pia Eliason
 
  
 
The Himalayan Monal, Lophophorus impejanus also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant or Danphe is a bird of genus Lophophorus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It is the national bird of Nepal, where it is known as the Danfe, and the state bird of Uttarakhand. Photo Pia Eliason. Lunch Break. Photo Pia Eliason.
 
 
 
Walking through khumbu Valley. Photo Pia Eliason. Pia Eliason enjoying the view. Photo Pia Eliason
 
 
View from Tangboche. On the way to KalaPather. Photo Pia Eliason
 
 
Pumori View. Photo Pia Eliason. Memory Near Lobuche. Photo Pia Eliason.
 
 
Mountain Birth. Photo Pia Eliason. Airport in Kathmandu. Photo Pia Eliason