Report from my 22nd trek into Everest Base Camp

My report from my 22nd trek into Everest Base Camp: After 14 years of trekking into the Everest region a few things have remained the same and lots of changes positive and negative. The local people gain greatly from trekkers and climbers venturing into the region, but unprepared trekkers are causing problems. I have never […]

My 11th Summit attempt on Island peak Nepal

My 11th Summit attempt on Island peak Nepal. I have trekked into Island peak base camp 5,100m 11 times now. I consider myself very lucky to be able to make this journey into critically low oxygen environments and be able to helps others in their journey to climb high to 6,189m/ 20,305 feet high in […]

Why do porters carry so much weight in the Everest region

Why do porters carry so much weight in the Everest region, is really down to the amount of people, trekkers and climbers entering the Everest region and other regions of Nepal. If you want bottled water, coke, food, chairs, gear, and your bags carried for you. Then there will be porters carrying all this and […]

How difficult is it to climb Island peak in Nepal

These notes are intended to assist you and better understand risks of going to altitude but still wishing to climb Island peak.  This is brief information and questions answered on Climbing Island peak and not designed to be comprehensive in any way. If you decide to join one of our climbs we send you a […]

Taking the time to climb Kilimanjaro

Taking the time to climb Kilimanjaro was the best decision I could have ever made. I looked at a lot of companies offering this trip and decided that Ian Taylor Trekking had the best approach for me. Ian’s training advice, staff, food service and set up exceeded all expectations. A truly professional and perfect way […]

The best way to climb Kilimanjaro

The best way to climb Kilimanjaro is over 8 days. In my opinion from climbing Kilimanjaro 23 times the Lemosho route gives you the best chance at success. In 2016 we had 16 climbs, 11 of those climbs had 100%. We have had 4 climbs in 2017 so far and 3 had 100% success and […]

What is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro

What is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro? After climbing Kilimanjaro 23 times to date on all routes up the mountain. My preferred route up Kilimanjaro is the Lemosho route over 8 days. An 8 day climb of Kilimanjaro gives you the best possible acclimatization across the mountain. Starting on the west side of Kilimanjaro […]

Is it difficult climbing Island peak

Is it difficult climbing Island peak. A loaded question, but one we can break apart and analysis the different elements of an Island peak ascent.  It might be easier to assess if you can take on this climb if you can look at all elements of the challenge. First watch this video and see the […]

The easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro

The easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro is take more time!! and come physically prepared. Having climbed Kilimanjaro 23 times to date, you need to have more time in your acclimatization plan to be successful. Yes if you have 3 or 4 trips to high altitude above 4,500m/ 14,763 feet. you can consider a 7 day climb. […]

Morocco best walks hikes and treks

Morocco best walks hikes and treks Morocco is a dramatic and varied country is the closest authentic and safe country closr to Western Europe – if you overcome the tourist traps, that is to say. It is truly a country of contrasts: one can surf the Atlantic; Explore the superb (and almost empty) Roman ruins; […]

What challenges will I face climbing Kilimanjaro

What challenges will I face climbing Kilimanjaro. This will depend on your experience to date and will different for different people. Lets have a look at what it is like climbing Kilimanjaro. Watch the video below and CONTACT US for more video and raw footage from each day on Kilimanjaro. You have been training 5 […]

Trekking into Everest base camp

Trekking into Everest base camp is challenging over mixed terrain, here is some raw footage all the way from Lobuche 4,920m/ 16,141ft. to Everest base camp at 5,364m/ 17,600ft. Not a lot of height gain but lots of small hills, up an down on glacial moraine. The journey to Everest is an amazing one, so make […]

Tanzania to Everest

Our full time staff member and professional guide Athumani Njiku from Arusha, Tanzania is preparing to be the first Tanzanian to climb a 6,000m peak in the Himalaya’s and climb Island peak at 6,189m high in the Himalaya’s. He will travel from Tanzania to Everest! Athumani has climbed Kilimanjaro over 150 times and has lead hundreds of […]

Kilimanjaro climbing trips

You are considering climbing Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro climbing trips need professional, well run and tested itineraries. The first thing you need to do is pick the Lemosho route. You must read this information and linked information, be informed and understand the challenge, preparation, training and proper acclimatization needed for a safe and successful climb of Kilimanjaro. […]

Review of my 22nd Kilimanjaro Summit

Review of my 22nd Kilimanjaro Summit I am back in Arusha after my 22nd Summit and climb of Kilimanjaro. At this stage Ian Taylor Trekking have put over 1,000 people on the summit with great success. We can achieve this with the right team on the ground, proper acclimatization, quality food and professional mountain support. […]

The most important things to know about climbing Kilimanjaro

The most important things to know about climbing Kilimanjaro: I am just back from my 22nd and 23rd summits of Kilimanjaro. Every trip teaches new things and reinforces the key components needed for a safe and successful climb to Uhuru peak and back down again safely.  Ian Taylor Trekking have had 100% success on our […]

Getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro

Getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro: I am on my way to climb Kilimanjaro again, making the long flight to Tanzania. I have just have a full team of 10 people reach the summit yesterday and I head up the mountain tomorrow for the 22nd time with a team of 7 climbers. I will get […]

Does everyone make it to Everest base camp

Does everyone make it to Everest base camp? The success rates are lower than you would think for the Everest base camp trek. There is a difference between going to high altitude and living at high altitude. When you go to live and try and sleep above 4,500m/ 16,700 feet it becomes challenging for most […]

The first company offering sleeping at Everest Base Camp

We are the first company offering sleeping at Everest Base Camp treks. CLICK HERE for our 2017 dates. This trip is one of the highlights of any trekker’s career and is a truly amazing experience.  The quickest route into the region is by air, leaving from Kathmandu on a thirty minute flight into the village […]

First ever Everest base camp yoga retreat

The first ever Everest base camp yoga retreat will be on it’s way to Everest base camp very shortly. We will have the right acclimatization for the trek and team to match. CLICK HERE for the October dates. Christy Samuelson, 200 hour RYT from Colorado has been studying the body since the 90’s where she […]

All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro

All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro in one page of information. Remember that 100% aim to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro each year only 42% of people on any given year make it to the summit. There are a number of reasons for this. Lets have a look. First check out our Kilimanjaro climbing […]

All you need to know trekking to Everest base camp

You are thinking to trekking to Everest base camp. Here is all you need to know trekking to Everest base camp are all the things you need to know and apply to your preparation and journey into the Everest region. I have climbed Everest to the summit, helped people train to climb Everest and lead […]

I slept at Everest Base Camp

Ever since I can remember I wanted to see Everest and walk in the footsteps of hero’s who ventured to this amazing place. I wanted to sample a little of what they went through and walk through these amazing valleys and experience Everest for myself. When I saw Ian’s sleeping at Everest Base Camp trips […]

Pacing at high altitude

Pacing at high altitude: You might consider pacing irrelevant and something that is not that important on a long distance high altitude trek or climb. It is critical and can make all the difference between success and failure.Think about heart rates when you are exercising if you were to push even 10 beats per minutes […]

Ian Taylor Trekking review of 2016

It has been a busy year and we have been developing new trips and making our current trips better. Our proudest moment of 2016 was the opening of the new school in the village of Goli Nepal. The 7.8 earthquake in April 2015 still rattles communities and has left many people without homes, education, medical […]

Expedition North Pole 2019

‘With vision we gain courage. With courage we gain confidence & with confidence there are no limits to the dreams we can achieve’   Ian Taylor In April 2019 our small team will embark on a journey across the floating polar ice to the North Pole. We will navigate our way across the polar ice and […]

Having the right trekking boots

I don’t care about what anyone says, you need to invest in your trekking boots and you need to consider a wide range of factors before purchasing your boots. Here is what we recommend for you to consider. 1). There is no one size fits all, you need to review your foot shape, size, how […]

Dangerous landslide areas on the Mera peak trail

There are many dangerous landslide areas on the Mera peak trail and you need to be aware of them. Ian Taylor Trekking trips go from Lukla to Poyan 2,800m/ 9,186ft onto Pangkongma 2,846m/9,337ft to Nashing Dingma at 2,600m/ 8,530ft. up to Chalem Kharka 3,600m/ 11,811ft. and finishing our acclimatization in Chunbu Kharka 4,200m/ 13,779ft. before dropping down onto the main Mera peak […]

Kilimanjaro My journey to the top

My journey to the top of Kilimanjaro was the best experience of my life. It truly exceeded my expectations. It brought me new friends, family and experiences to be cherished for the rest of my life. I was left inspired by team mates, Ian’s staff, their stories and my ability to get myself prepared and […]

So you want to go to Everest

So you want to go to Everest ? You are out of your mind…but you’re in good company.  This past September, I made it to Everest Base Camp with Ian Taylor Trekking and it was an unbelievable and life-changing experience. A year ago, I made the decision to go to Everest Base Camp. A friend’s […]

Training advice for the Annapurna base camp trek

No matter where your training begins.  There are are some keys processes you need to go through.  Let’s think about the trek and the different elements involved in making this journey. – 14+ days of continuous hiking – Carrying a backpack with 5+kg/ 11+lbs for hours up and down hills – Hiking for 5+ hours […]

How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro

How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro? This is a loaded question and you have to look as each facet of the climb separately and then make your own decision based off the facts. First of all we need to understand altitude, the lack of oxygen, how it will effect you and why so many […]

Climbing Mera peak for the 5th time

Trekking to Mera peak and the climb itself is one of my favorite journey’s to make in Nepal. I have been on the summit numerous times but the journey through the jungle, remote villages on the lower trail which we use is truly a great experience. The route we have chosen to Mera peak gives […]

Trekking, Climbing and Adventuring the world with us

If you are looking for a hiking, trekking, climbing or mountaineering adventure giving you the best chance at success you need to look no further. With 15 years of experience, we have been developing itinerary’s to suit you. We know there is no one size fits all. You need the best acclimatization for low oxygen […]

Trekking with Ian Taylor Trekking

Ian Taylor Trekking As with everything in life I spend a lot of time researching on the web when I need or want something, when you put in Mount Everest Base Camp trekking pages of different companies come up, I reached out to 4 or 5 different companies to see what everybody offered and many […]

Climbing Island peak for the 9th time

I have just returned from my 10th Island peak expedition and 9th summit of this challenging and changing peak. Once again it was not easier for our team but all fought off mild altitude sickness, sun burn, coughs, chest infection, lack of sleep and we put everyone of the top. Another 100% success on our […]

Sitting in Namche Bazaar

The weather in Namche is like nothing I have ever seen before. The monsoon is well and truly still in action. We are really lucky to get our full team into the mountains. People had been waiting 4,5,6 days to get into Lukla. Our team of 17 got into the mountains but lots of people […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the 21st time

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the 21st time was interesting. We had 6 Irish people and 6 Qatari people, one film maker and myself joining one team to stand on the roof of Africa. As we always do,  we challenge people to train correctly, train 3 to 5 times a week and building up hours, weight in backpacks […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro for the 20th time

I am just back from climbing Kilimanjaro twice in two weeks. I am privileged to have reached the summit 21 times now. Ian Taylor Trekking have but over 1,000 people on the summit of Kilimanjaro and are now a world leader in offering quality Kilimanjaro climbs with the highest rates of success.  We have our […]

Specific training for Mera Peak

You have been training, hiking and trekking for years and your mountaineering experience has lead you to Mera peak (6,476m/ 21,246 feet). You know that the more days acclimatizing to the lack of oxygen is going to help you when you go above 5,500m/ 18,000 feet. We have the right acclimatization program and itinerary in […]

Specific training for Island Peak

The first thing to remember is Island peak is going to be a different climbing challenge than what you see on you tube. Climbing Island peak pre monsoon will be different than climbing post monsoon. If there has been no snow and higher temperatures you will find less ice on the head wall, and undulating […]

Kilimanjaro my 2016 climb

Thanks to Ian and team for helping me, and giving me the tools to believe I could climb Kilimanjaro. My journey was challenging as I needed to lose 30lbs and get back in shape. It took me 12 months to prepare, get fit and ready to take on this Kilimanjaro challenge. A friend of mine […]

Trekking in the Everest region

I made 2016 the year to trek into the Everest region. After watching Ian video’s on You Tube and then speaking with him at length, I was sure I was with the right people. Ian’s information, training advice and enthusiasm motivated me to achieve my goal of seeing Everest and trekking in this wonderful region. […]

Using Solar charging in the mountains

If you are joining a trekking or mountaineering expedition around the world at some point having a solar charger will make sense. You can even use it at home, traveling or in the car. Check out Core Third for their excellent tried and tested equipment. All their solar gear is built to be durable and light. […]

Muscle Memory and mountaineering

Excellent conditioned muscles over a long period of time is so important for mountaineering and big mountain climbing. If you think about the theory that ten thousand hours is needed in a given activity to be considered an expert. Then the same theory should be applied to mountaineering, climbing Everest, Multi-day Trekking, Hiking, Altitude climbs […]

HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER MY TRAINING TO THE SUMMIT

Many people asked me how to train for the Himalayas but it’s hard to answer. I don’t want to say what you need to do; I can only say what my training is like as it works for me. Last year I was preparing for Island Peak and soon will be off to climb Mera […]

Why hydration is critical at high altitude

WATER, next to oxygen, is the most important substance that our body needs. Water makes up 60% of our body weight, and blood is normally about 94 percent water when the body is fully hydrated. Now I am pretty sure that this is no surprise to any of you out there, but I can’t tell […]

How hard is it to climb Mt. Elbrus

How hard is it to climb Mt. Elbrus ? Let’s have a look. If you decide to climb Mt. Elbrus you need to think about a range of different things. I have been lucky enough to climb Everest to the top and Mt. Elbrus 5 times to date. I have extensive experience climbing Mt. Elbrus and […]

How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro

How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro ? Let’s have a look. If you decide to climb Kilimanjaro you need to think about a range of different things. I have been lucky enough to climb Everest to the top and Kilimanjaro 19 times to date. I have extensive experience climbing Kilimanjaro and happy to chat with you […]

Mt. Kenya Climbs

Mt. Kenya Climbs should be conducted over 7 days. Acclimatization is key to success and you need to make sure you pick the right itinerary for you. Kenya is simply one of the best countries to visit,  when it comes to scenery, wildlife and cultural experience. It is often referred to as “Land of Contrasts.” Mt. Kenya […]

Day 9: Trekking into Everest Base Camp

On day 9 of our Everest base camp trek you make the journey from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and then continue into Everest base camp. Check out our daily distances and the time it takes to make this journey to base camp. As you can see in this video the terrain is uneven, up and […]

Trekking: How should you be training

It is important to seek out accurate information about the trail, distances, terrain, elevation of each days hike you will be hiking on. What type of acclimatization schedule will you be undertaking? Is the trek at high or extreme altitude? How many days will you be hiking? is the trail gradual? Will you be hiking […]

Our Inca Trail Itinerary to Machu Picchu

The Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu is a truly amazing, educational, challenging and must have experience in your life time. Our 4 day trek on the traditional Inca trail covers 26 miles over 4 days. We cross over 3 passes with the highest at 4,215m/ 13,828 feet. Cusco sits at 3,400m/ 11,152 feet and […]

Our June 2016 Newsletter

CLIMB KILIMANJARO.……….. TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP View this email in your browser Watch our Everest BC video’s HERE.…. We have been busy with 6 recent treks to Everest and 100% success on our last 7 climbs on Kilimanjaro. We now selling out on our 2017 trek around the world. We opened our FIRST SCHOOL in […]

Dying to Conquer Everest

Dying to conquer Everest Why more people will die due to a lack of understanding about the dangers of high altitude as they bid to reach the top of the world We have just witnessed another deadly week in the most deadly of environments. The discovery of the bodies of two Indian climbers high on […]

Death on Everest

Everyone is talking about death high on Mount Everest.  Why are people dying on the mountain? There are 100 things that can kill you climbing Everest. If people are not taking responsibility, coming with the right experience, understanding of how they personally adapt to the lack of oxygen from previous 8,000m peaks. Of course people […]

8 years on from my Everest summit

On the 23rd May 2008 I was lucky enough to stand on the top of Mt. Everest. A one year goal to climb 4 mountains on 4 continents in 1 year to raise $100,000 to build the Mt. Everest Primary school in Kitandwe, Uganda with Irish charity Fields of Life. I am now an ambassador […]

Dangerous Landslide areas on the Everest trail

There are real dangers that most people are not aware of on the Everest base camp trek. I am going to share some pictures and locations where the risks are on the trail.You will need to be aware of these areas and move through them as quickly as possible and limit the risk to yourself […]

A view on Climbing Island peak May 2016

Hi Ian, It was a pleasure meeting you and your team in Dingboche prior to my climb of Island Peak. It’s a bummer my “acquainted” friend Lisa couldn’t make the summit. I took great pleasure reading your experiences from your 8th summiting. They do reflect upon what we briefly discussed in Dingbouche. I reached the […]

My 17th Trek to Everest Base Camp

After making the journey to Everest 19 times and leading 17 treks to Everest Base Camp.  I always say no Everest base camp trek is the same,  adapting to the lack of oxygen can vary from trip to trip. This means coming in excellent physical shape with a strong immune system and taking supplemental vitamins […]

Report on my 8th Island peak climb

Climbing Island peak for the 8th time this pre-monsoon season was interesting. We had seven people before the trip. Two people moved their climbs to September 2016 and 2017 climbs. We had five climbers. Two people got chest infections, two pushed as far as they could and one person made it to the top. Everyone […]

Our Everest treks pre monsoon 2016

To date in 2016 we have ran 5 successful Everest base camp treks. One group of 8 all trekked to Everest base camp and slept there. They all make it and climbed Kala Phatar for the world class view of Everest. We have had another group of 10 all make it to Everest base camp […]

20 years on from the Everest tragedy

I was awake early this morning in Tengbouche 3,900m high in the Everest region watching the sun rise over Everest. I started to think back on the Everest tragedy on May 10th 1996. Today is May 10th 2016, 20 years to the day after 11 people lost their lives in a culmination of errors, miss […]

My March trek to Everest

I am just back from trekking to Everest Base Camp and climbing Kala Phattar. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet and still trying to take it all in. I was blown away by the people, place and experience. The journey was truly amazing. I had trained a lot so felt super prepared. My training and […]

skiing across Svalbard

I have just returned from my first Svalbard crossing in the Arctic Circle. Although this trip was a stepping stone for a bigger expedition to cross Greenland in April 2017 and a 60 day expedition in Antarctica to the South Pole. Skiing across Svalbard at 78 Degrees North in the Arctic Circle is a very […]

One year on from my Kathmandu earthquake experience

I am sitting in Svalbard right now getting ready to return to Oslo and Dublin. Five minutes after we had been dropped off at our starting point of the ski tour across Svalbard, we were hit with a 5.0 earthquake.  I was reminded of April 2015 when I was in Kathmandu and hit with the […]

Nepal still needs help one year on

One year since the Nepal Earthquake and to mark the first year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal the Nepal London Embassy, the Nepal Ireland Society, Action Aid and Engineers Without Borders Ireland are hosting “Nepal Conference” on Saturday 30th April. The event will take place from 10am to 3pm in the Demonstration Theatre, […]

Ian Taylor interviewed March 2016

I think it is important to share experience and let people be challenged to go out and make a difference. I think it is important to share with people that they don’t need to be the smarted person, or the greatest at anything to be able to achieve goals and aspirations in life. I am […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is a new variation on the traditional Shira Plateau route, which is seldom used  nowadays. The Lemosho route has proved to be the safest and most successful route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. All other route make big jumps to high altitude and have limited acclimatization to the low levels of Altitude. […]

We support the Sherpa Foundation in Nepal

Watch this short video on the work the Sherpa Foundation are doing in Nepal. I am happy to endorse and support the work of the Sherpa Foundation. Pemba Sherpa, who is from the Everest region of Nepal but living in Colorado,  came and to an event we were running in August 2015 in Vail, in […]

Ian Taylor Trekking: Feb 2016 Newsletter

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER  Go straight to ourWEBSITE  View this email in your browser GOLI VILLAGE NEPAL SAYS THANK YOU! Thanks to you we have opened a NEW SCHOOL in GOLI NEPAL. We have two more schools to build, a heath outpost and help people rebuild their homes.CLICK HERE and view the Mt. Everest […]

Take the Mountain Adventure Challenge

Take the Mountain Adventure Challenge  If you have found your way to this page you are interested in doing something new and challenging yourself in a mountain environment. We run trekking, hiking, climbing and skiing trips on 5 continents. We have our own office in Kathmandu, Nepal and Arusha, Tanzania. We specialize in treks across […]

New School for Goli Nepal

EXCITING TIMES for the people of Goli village. With over 2000 villagers 456 homes, 3 schools an health outpost and local community building destroyed from both earthquakes in April and May 2015. The challenge has been set for a decade of support in Goli and Nepal. https://www.gofundme.com/golivillagetrust THEY HAVE A NEW SCHOOL!! With funds raised from a […]

Trekking to Everest: Move4Parkinsons

Trekking to Everest: Move4Parkinsons Back in 2014 I attended a talk in 53 Degrees North in Carrickmines about trekking to Everest Base Camp delivered by Ian Taylor of Ian Taylor Trekking. I attended just out of curiosity really and I suppose somewhere along the line I thought – maybe this is for me…..but I went […]

Should I get a fitness test for climbing

Heart Rate Zones help you train specifically for your mountain expedition. If you are planning on climbing a mountain above 6,000m/ 20,000ft we recommend you take a VO2 MAX test. Getting this test will help you formulate a training plan so you maximize your chances of success and you know you are performing. So yes […]

Kilimanjaro is not a walk in the park

Kilimanjaro is not a walk in the park. When I decided to climb Kilimanjaro I wanted to do it right. A friend of mine recommended Ian Taylor. She had climbed with him back in 2009 and has been on a few treks and climbs with Ian. Ian stressed the importance of having the right acclimatization, […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro 19 times

I have been lucky and privileged to climb Kilimanjaro 19 times. Our recent climb had 11 climbers and all members made it to the summit. We have have had 100% SUCCESS on our last 7 climbs. This might sound great and make Kilimanjaro seem like an easy climb! It is not easy and under estimated […]

Kilimanjaro the climb

I have always wanted to climb Kilimanjaro a friend of mine in Colorado suggested Ian Taylor Trekking. I had read a lot of blogs but Ian’s information was awesome. I made the call and signed up that day. The information on training and preparation was great and really paid off.  I was really impressed with […]

Ian Taylor Trekking Dec 2015 Newsletter

Ian Taylor Trekking Dec 2015 Newsletter NEW ADVENTURES….. NEW VIDEO’S We had 100% success on our last 8 Kilimanjaro climbs and great success on our Himalayan treks and climbs post Earthquake. We have helped raise over$32,500 for the remote village of Goli in Nepal. Their first project is under way. A new school will be built […]

My Kilimanjaro experience

My Kilimanjaro experience was immense and happy to write about my experience with Ian Taylor Trekking.  I had read a lot of blog posts and information about climbing Kilimanjaro. One call with Ian and I was at ease. I watched all his video’s read every blog and top tips and training information and knew I was in […]

Top 10 tips for climbing Mera Peak

If you have decided to climb Mera Peak, and you put in the preparation and commitment to reach the summit, you will not be disappointed, as the views from the top of Mera Peak are absolutely stunning!  If you sign up to one of our climbs we are available 5 days a week helping you prepare […]

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp

Well how did my trek to Everest base camp come about? 3 Years ago I set a personal goal to be at Base camp on the 22nd October 2015 so checking out trekking guides, I came across Ian Taylor trekking. Ian was the youngest Irish man to summit Everest in 2008. So he should know what he’s […]

Top 10 tips for climbing Island peak

If there is one climb that is terribly under estimated by many, it is Island peak. If you want to climb Island peak and stand high in the Himalaya’s at 6,189m/ 20,305ft, you need to give this mountain the respect it deserves and come with excellent physical preparation and skills to match. Our company use […]

The Trail to Everest: Before and After the Earthquake

I am Kenn, from Calgary, Canada and I have a unique perspective on the Everest Base Camp Trek, having done the world famous hike twice in 2015, once just before and once after the earthquake(s) in the spring. My whole life I’ve wanted to stand on the Khumbu Glacier and look up the Khumbu Icefall […]

Top 10 tips for a trek to Machu Picchu

We have lead many treks along the beautiful and historical Inca trail to Machu Picchu. After years of offering this amazing trek to Machu Picchu, we want to share our Top 10 tips for a trek to Machu Picchu with you for making a safe and successful trek along the Inca trail. 1). Make sure you […]

Can I trek to Everest post earthquake

The trek into Everest base camp post earthquake is ready for you. I have just returned from two back to back Everest base camp treks in October 2015. We had a group of 10 people, who all make the journey into base camp and the lower part of the Khumbu Ice fall. We also had […]

Video from Machu Picchu

Our new video from Machu Picchu is ready for viewing. This year we decided to film on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and this is what we came up with. We hope you enjoy the video and consider joining us on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in the near future. Don’t forget you […]

AIB Everest Base Camp Trek 2015

This journey to Everest base camp was meant to start on the 2nd May 2015. One week after the 7.9 earthquake struct Nepal. Ian was in Kathmandu on the 25th April and soon realized that this AIB Everest base camp trek would have to wait. After months of uncertainties, changes, challenges and struggle we were […]

ME, MY ROCK AND THE SILENCE…

Climbing Island Peak is a great adventure, a combination of an amazing Everest Base Camp hike and an even more challenging climb of the Himalayan peak. Once you’ve done it you want to do it again. This experience is an opportunity to relax and test your physical abilities, good fun in great company yet plenty […]

Sitting in Lukla Nepal

I am sitting in Lukla, Nepal.  As more and more flights arrive into the mountains. Over 100 trekkers and climbers departed the Hillary-Tenzing airport this morning and over 150 trekkers arrived this morning. I am just back from Everest base camp with an amazing group of 9 people from around the world. I am waiting […]

Ian Taylor on Everest

If you have never been to one of my Everest presentations and interested in Everest climbers perspective on the mountain, movie and small insight on Everest.  Watch this interview i did with Hannah Shields in Dublin last month for the Everest movie. I have written a little bit about my experience climbing high on Everest and […]

Training for Island peak

Training for Island peak requires a lot of different elements. Watch these two video and then let’s reflect on the best training required to climb this mountain. What do you see in the video’s? I see mixed steep terrain on rock, snow and ice. I see a steep head wall from 6,080m/ 19,947ft. to 6,189m/ […]

Be mountain fit

You have decided to go on a trekking holiday. You need to be mountain fit.  It could be a trek to Everest base camp, Annapurna, Kilimanjaro or some where in South America. When should I make the journey? How do I train? Who should I go with? We can help you get fully prepared for […]

Kilimanjaro day 8 Lemosho route

After the longest day and best sleep you will be up at 8am for the final hike down the mountain from Mweka camp 3,100m/ 10,170ft. to Mweka gate at 1,900m/ 6,234ft. That is a jump from 5,895m/ 19,341ft to 1,900m/ 6,234ft over the previous 24 hours. As you rise in warmer temperatures you are tired and […]

Kilimanjaro day 7 Lemosho route

This is the day, the day you have been building up too. The long cold summit night will challenge you more than any day to date. From 4,650m/ 15,256ft. you will have to journey to the summit at 5,895m/ 19,341ft and drop all the way down to 3,100m/ 10,170ft. Check out our top 10 tips for […]

Kilimanjaro day 6 Lemosho route

From Karanga camp at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. We make the slow hike up to our launching pad for the summit. We head to Barafu (ice camp) hut at 4,650m/ 15,256ft. There is no ice here anymore but this is a dusty and challenging environment. We leave Karanga camp and views of the African plains, making the slow hike […]

Kilimanjaro day 5 Lemosho route

After a long day getting from Shira camp 2 3,800m/ 12,467ft. to Barranco camp 3,900m/ 12,795ft. you have the Barranco wall to face and traversing the base of the famous Kilimanjaro summit dome. Watch this footage climbing the Barranco wall and moving towards Karanga camp at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. There is a little scrambling on the […]

Kilimanjaro day 4 Lemosho route

You had made it to 3,800m/ 12,467ft. at shira camp 2 and aiming to pushing higher to 4,600m/ 15,092ft. and drop down 700m into Barranco camp at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. As you can see from the video the pace really slows helping each person adapt to the low level of oxygen above 4,000m/ 13,123ft.  Exercise is […]