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 the Island peak climb in Nepal

How difficult is the Island peak climb in Nepal? These notes are intended to assist you and better understand risks of going to altitude but still wishing to climb Island peak. We run 6 to 8 trips a year to Island peak and having been doing this since 2009. We have the best footage, full […]

How many days are needed for a safe Kilimanjaro Climb

How many days are needed for a safe Kilimanjaro Climb. More time 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. […]

The best way to climb Kilimanjaro

The best way to climb Kilimanjaro is over 8 days minimum. In my opinion from climbing Kilimanjaro 25 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 14 climbs in 2017 so far and 10 had 100% success […]

What is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

What is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? After climbing Kilimanjaro 30+ 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 […]

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 […]

What is the easiest way to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

What is the easiest way to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro is take more time!! and come physically prepared. Having climbed Kilimanjaro 27 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 […]

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. If you have been […]

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 […]

From Kilimanjaro to Everest and Island peak in Nepal

From Kilimanjaro to Everest and Island peak in Nepal, 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 […]

Quality Kilimanjaro climbing trips from Ian Taylor Trekking

You are considering climbing Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro climbing trips need professional, well run and tested itineraries. Our quality Kilimanjaro climbing trips from Ian Taylor Trekking give you the highest rates of success. The first thing you need to do is pick the Lemosho route and have a minimum of 8 days on the Kilimanjaro. You must read […]

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 last […]

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 […]

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 and you can be apart of it. We will have the right acclimatization for the trek and team to match. If you are interested in our Yoga trek to Machu Picchu get in touch today. First […]

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% to 48% 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 […]

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 […]

Trekking to Everest Base Camp from Colorado

Trekking to Everest Base Camp from Colorado. Look no further we have quality service, on our treks and one of the only companies running sleeping at Everest Base Camp treks. Ian Taylor Trekking is a Colorado company and we are based in Eagle-Vail. Trekking to Everest Base Camp from Colorado There a lot of companies […]

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 2020

Expedition North Pole 2020 ‘With vision we gain courage. With courage we gain confidence & with confidence there are no limits to the dreams we can achieve’   Ian Taylor Expedition North Pole 2020 In April 2020 our small team will embark on a journey across the floating polar ice to the North Pole. We will […]

What are the right trekking boots for my trekking trip

What are the right trekking boots for my trekking trip. 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. What are the right trekking boots for […]

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 […]

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro my journey to the top

Climbing Mount 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. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro my journey to the top I was left […]

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 your Annapurna Base Camp Trek

1). Training advice for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek This is our training advice for your Annapurna base camp trek. Do not under estimate any high altitude trek. No matter where your training begins.  There are are some keys processes you need to go through. We have our own office in Kathmandu and run quality trips […]

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. How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro First of all we need to understand altitude, the lack of oxygen, how […]

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

Trekking Climbing and Adventuring the world with us. After going on some mountain trips with shocking service, support, food, tents, equipment and staff it was time to offer something better. That is what Ian Taylor Trekking is doing. READ MORE. Trekking Climbing and Adventuring the world with us If you are looking for a hiking, trekking, […]

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 Mount Kilimanjaro for the twenty first time

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the twenty first 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 of […]

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 your Mera Peak Climbing Expedition

Specific training for your Mera Peak Climbing Expedition. 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 […]

Specific training for Island Peak

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. Specific training for Island Peak is needed. Climbing Island peak pre monsoon will be different than climbing post monsoon. The will be more challenging depending on the route, […]

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

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 […]

Solar charging for adventure trekking and mountaineering

Solar charging for adventure trekking and mountaineering. 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 […]

Muscle Memory for Trekking and mountaineering

Muscle Memory for Trekking and mountaineering is all about excellent conditioning of your muscles over a long period of time. It is so important for trekking, climbing, mountaineering and multi-day adventures. If you are going to run a marathon you should be running. If you planning a multi day trekking trip you would be hiking […]

What Vaccinations do I need for my Kilimanjaro climb

What Vaccinations do I need for my Kilimanjaro climb. You need to consult your doctor first to make sure you should be joining a team to climb Kilimanjaro. You need to be fit, strong and in good physical shape. If you are concerned about your health and fitness you need to speak with your doctor. […]

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 7 times to date. I have extensive experience climbing Mt. Elbrus and […]

How hard will it be to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

How hard will it be to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? 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 30+ times to date. I have extensive experience climbing Kilimanjaro and happy […]

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 […]

What is it like trekking into Everest Base Camp

What is it like trekking into Everest Base Camp. On day 9 or day 10 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 […]

How should you be training for your trekking adventure

How should you be training for your trekking adventure. 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 should you be training for […]

Our Inca Trail Itinerary to Machu Picchu

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. We have 4 day, 5 day and 6 day treks along the famous Inca Trail into Machu Picchu. Our Inca Trail Itinerary to Machu Picchu Our 4 […]

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 Everest, […]

Everyone is talking about death high on Mount Everest

Everyone is talking about death high on Mount Everest. There are 100 things that can kill you climbing Everest. If people are not taking personal 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 are going to keep dying on […]

8 years on from my Mount Everest summit

8 years on from my Mount Everest summit. On the 23rd May 2008 I was lucky enough to stand on the top of Mt. Everest. I had 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 […]

Dangerous Landslide areas on the Everest trail

There are some dangerous landslide areas on the Everest trail. A new bridge in the Everest region this year has limited some exposure to landslides risk but there are other areas and you need to be aware of your Surroundings. Dangerous Landslide areas on the Everest trail There are real dangers that most people are […]

A view on Climbing Island peak May 2016

A view on Climbing Island peak May 2016.  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 […]

My 17th Trek to Everest Base Camp

My 17th Trek to Everest Base Camp was interesting. 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 […]

Report on my 8th Island peak climb

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. Check out our Up coming climbs. Report on my 8th Island peak climb We had five climbers. Two […]

Our Everest Base Camp treks pre-monsoon in 2016

To date, our Everest Base Camp treks pre-monsoon in 2016 have been very successful.  we have ran 14 successful Everest base camp treks in 2016 so far.  One group of 8 all trekked to Everest base camp and slept there. They all made it and climbed Kala Phatar for the world class view of Everest. We […]

20 years on from the Mount Everest tragedy in Nepal

20 years on from the Mount Everest tragedy in Nepal. I was awake early this morning in Tengbouche 3,900m/ 12,795 feet high in the Everest region. It is May 10th 2016. As the sun rises over Mount Everest. I started to think back on the Everest tragedy on May 10th 1996. 20 years on from […]

My March trek to Everest Base Camp

My March trek to Everest Base Camp with Ian Taylor Trekking was amazing. 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 write down all the amazing moments. My March trek to Everest Base Camp I was blown away by […]

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 from the earthquakes

Nepal still needs help one year on from the earthquakes. 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 […]

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 Mount Everest Base Camp: Move 4 Parkinsons

Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp: Move 4 Parkinsons.  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 […]

Should I get a fitness test for climbing

Should I get a fitness test for climbing. You should first consult your doctor and get clearance. You should then start mapping out how you are going to approach your training, preparation and technical skills set for your chosen climb. Heart Rate Zones help you train specifically for your mountain expedition. If you are planning […]

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not a walk in the park

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not a walk in the park. When I decided to climb Kilimanjaro I wanted to do it right with a company who really look after their staff.  A friend of mine recommended Ian Taylor. She had climbed with him back in 2009 and has been on a few treks and climbs […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro 19 times

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 […]

Kilimanjaro the Big Mountain Climb of a Lifetime

Kilimanjaro the Big Mountain Climb of a Lifetime. I have always wanted to climb Kilimanjaro and 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 […]

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 with Ian Taylor Trekking

My Kilimanjaro experience with Ian Taylor Trekking was awesome. Best team on the mountain by far. We had the best test, staff, service, food, equipment and 1 to 1 on the summit night. We had oxygen, excellent support and safety on the trip at all times. It was truly a great experience and best service […]

Top 10 tips for climbing Mera Peak

These are our Top 10 Tips for climbing Mera Peak. If you have decided to climb Mera Peak, and you put in the preparation and hours of training you will give yourself the best chance of reaching the summit. If you pick our itinerary or an itinerary with additional acclimatization you will not be disappointed. […]

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp for my 50th birthday

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

Find out more about our Top 10 tips for climbing Island peak. If there is one climb that is terribly under estimated by so many people, 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 […]

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 your Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

Here are our Top 10 tips for your Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. We lead between 10 and 15 treks along the beautiful and historical Inca trail to Machu Picchu each year. Most people go for our 4 day traditional trek, 5 day classic trek or 6 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. Check out our […]

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 Climbing Mount Everest and Everest Movie

Ian Taylor on Climbing Mount Everest and Everest Movie 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. Ian Taylor on Climbing Mount […]

How should I be training to climb Island peak

How should I be training to climb Island peak This will depends on a range of factors and requires a lot of different elements. Watch these two video and then let’s reflect on how you should be training for an Island peak climb. How should I train to be successful climbing Island Peak What do you see in […]

Be mountain fit

Be mountain fit for your Ian Taylor Trekking trip. You have decided to go on a trekking adventure.  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 […]

Kilimanjaro day 8 Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro day 8 Lemosho route: After the longest day of the trip and best sleep on the mountain you will be up at 7am for an 8am departure. It is always best to sleep as low as possible. From Mweka camp 3,100m/ 10,170ft. to Mweka gate at 1,900m/ 6,234ft. for a beautiful lunch.  That is a […]

Kilimanjaro day 7 Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro day 7 Lemosho route: This is the day you have been waiting for.  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 […]

Kilimanjaro day 6 Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro day 6 Lemosho route: From Karanga camp at 3,950m/ 12,959ft. 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. Kilimanjaro day 6 Lemosho route We leave Karanga camp […]

Kilimanjaro day 5 Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro day 5 Lemosho route: This is fun day.  After a long day getting from Shira camp 2 3,850m/ 12,631ft. 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 […]

Kilimanjaro day 4 Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro day 4 Lemosho route: Today is a test. You had made it to 3,850m/ 12,631ft. at shira camp 2 and aiming to pushing higher to 4,600m/ 15,092ft. and drop down 700m/ 2,296ft. into Barranco camp at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. Kilimanjaro day 4 Lemosho route As you can see from the video the pace really slows […]

Kilimanjaro day 3 Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro day 3 Lemosho route: Crossing the Shira plateau on Kilimanjaro day 3 Lemosho route is one of the easier days on the Kilimanjaro climb. This day is designed to make a short jump in altitude from 3,500m/ 11,483ft. to 3,850m/ 12,631ft. Giving you another day to acclimatize as best you can around the critical acclimatization height […]