All you need to know about climbing Island peak

If you are thinking to trekking to Everest base camp and climbing Island peak Here are all our Island peak climbing links on one page for your to explore.  I call Island Peak a climb, because that is exactly what it is. If you sign up to one of our Island Peak trips we send you our 40 page dossier and available to help you in your preparation. I have climbed Everest to the summit and helps hundreds of people to the summit of Island peak. I have led over 35+ treks to Everest base camp and climbed Island peak 17+ times.  Check out our Upcoming Island Peak Climbing Dates.

All Our Island Peak Pages in One Place

1). Pick the best acclimatization itinerary for your Island peak climb

2). Get training and learn the best way to prepare for climbing Island peak

3). Specific training needed for climbing Island Peak

4). Get FREE constant advice from our professional team

5). Understand the daily distance on the way up and down the trekking part

6). Have the right clothing and gear for your Island peak climb

7). Pacing each day on the trail is critical to success on Island peak

8). Why hydrated is critical at high altitude and in low oxygen environments

9). What sort of food will I get on the trek and Island peak climb

10). Read our Top 10 Tips for a successful Island peak climb.

11). Read our Top 11 Tips for when you are on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

12). What vaccinations should you consider for your Island peak climb

13). What type of trekking boots should you have for your Island peak approach

14). What type of mountaineering boots should you consider for climbing Island peak

15). Where  do I get helicopter evacuation cover for my Island peak climb.

You need Specific Mountaineering Training

One of the most important elements of your preparation will be mountaineering skills. You do need to be competent in abseiling/ repelling using a figure of 8 and practicing moving on fixed lines. We have courses in Scotland and Colorado. You also need to consider crossing ladders in crampons as some seasons you will have to cross crevasses on ladders. We do some training prior to going into Island Peak Base Camp but the more experience you have the better.

Island Peak Requires More Acclimatization

The first thing you need to do is pick the right itinerary, there is no one size fits all and you need to have as much acclimatization in the critical points of the trek and climb You need 3 nights acclimatization in Namche Bazaar on the way up the trail. This is vital to a safe, enjoyable and success experience in a low oxygen environment. You also need a full training day in Chuckung so we can do ladder training. You also need 2 nights in Island peak base camp at 5,100m/ 16,732 feet and additional night at Island Peak high camp 5,500m/ 18,044 feet. We carry up water, tents and all equipment and food needed for the climb. If you attempt Island peak from base camp you are increasing your level of fatigue when you actually need to energy to climb safely high on the mountain.

The Right Physical Preparation

Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration and pacing are all really important to be safe and successful ascent of Island peak. You also need excellent physical conditioning to be able to walk up and down hills with a weighted back pack at high altitude. We can help you with this. DROP US AN E-MAIL today and get access to the people who have climbed Island peak many times.

Climb with Experts

There are a lot of companies offering Island Peak climbs, but none with the level of support we offer. We fix our own ropes on the head wall, we have more acclimatization and have the same guides and staff on every trip.  We helped set up the Goli village trust after the 2015 earthquake in support of the communities are staff live.  We have our own full time staff on the ground in Kathmandu and we run a quality service on all our trekking and mountaineering itineraries. We hope this information above was useful. CONTACT US and we can explain how we operate in Nepal and help you understand the mountain and how you should be preparing for the trip.

Watch all our You Tube Videos

Our Island peak video’s are the most watched on You Tube. Subscribe to our channel and stay up to date.  We also have a great packing video on the gear you need to bring with you to Island peak. If you sign up to one of our trips we send you out an itemized kit list so you know exactly what to bring with you on this adventure.  Read some reviews from our climbs and we look forward to hearing from you.

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