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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Submitted by • August 25, 2013

Island Peak located in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton’s party since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The park also known as Imja Tse although Island remains the popular choice. The Peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar.
Climbing Route: To climb Island Peak, one has the option of starting from a base camp at 5,087 meters called Pareshaya Gyab and starting the climb between 2 and 3 am. Another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5,600 meters to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, adequate water supply and concerns about sleeping at a higher altitude may dictate starting from base camp. Base camp to high camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling and up through a broad open gully.

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