Island Peak News
Island Peak News
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 www.IslandPeakExpedition.com . Thank you very much.
Mom, Dad, Three Kids and our Sherpa on the Summit of Island Peak. Photo Charles and family
Assemble after succesful summit. Photo Charles and family
Members at high camp.
Sherpas and members on 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 2015 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