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Located in the Khumbu, the region of Mt.Everest. Khumbu is known for its beautiful treks, the Everest Base or the Camp Nev4 , the Everest Base Camp by the Gokyo Lakes and the Cho-La Nev5 or Everest by the Renjo and Cho-la passes Nev6.
The Island Peak is ideal for those who wish to reach 6000m for a first time while giving you the opportunity of a trek in the Everest region.
The ridge leading to the summit is rather challenging.
Technical aspects and Challenges on the Ascent by the South-East .
The permit for the Island Peak is delivered by the NMA, GST will take care of all the necessary paperwork for you.
Charles Evans was the first to climb the Island Peak in 1953, the South-East is the same route that he used more than 60 years ago.
After a short ascent on rocks, the crossing of a glaciers to reach a snowy slope taking you to the summit.
The base camp is set up at Pareshang Gyab 5087m.
From there, we begin out ascent by the South-East towards the North-East on a rocky slope. Carins will make the route. Easy uphill between two crests.
Altitude camp at 5600m.
2nd day of the ascension, uphill on the straight crest to the snowy glacier. The route continues between creavasses ans serac.
After crossing a bottleneck exposed to rock falls, take a 45% slop of 100m to the summit at 6189m.
From the Summit, to the North. View of : Nuptse, Lhotse,
The East : the Cho Polu and the Makalu,
To the South: the Baruntse and the Ama Dablam.
Back to Base Camp
The Sherpas will equip a fix rope of 80m on the 45° slope.
Minimum Level Required :
Knowing how to hike while being roped up, using crampons and a jumar.
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