This page, all you need to know about climbing Island Peak has links to all our important Island Peak pages. If you are thinking to trekking to Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak, these links will help you explore key information. We consider Island Peak a climb, because that is exactly what it is. Don’t be fooled by people telling you that Island Peak is a trekking peak, because it is not. You do need to have mountaineering skills in order to take on this climb.
Island Peak Climbs
If you sign up to one of our Island Peak trips, then we will send you our 35 page dossier and are available to help you in your preparation. Ian has climbed Everest to the summit and helped hundreds of people to the summit of Island Peak. Therefore, we have the experience needed to prepare and climb this Himalayan peak! Check out our Upcoming Island Peak Climbing Dates.
All you Need to Know About Climbing Island Peak
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 trek in
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 hydration 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
16). How does summit night on Island Peak play out
17). The diary of a pretend mountaineer
18). Climbing Island Peak in Adverse Conditions
19). Climbing Island Peak. A mid life crisis
20). You need to train hard so you can climb easy
21). 20 reasons to pick Ian Taylor Trekking for your Island Peak trip
22). Learn more about training for downhill hiking
You need Specific Mountaineering Training
One of the most important elements of your preparation will be in gaining 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 in 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. Therefore, you need 3 nights acclimatization in Namche Bazaar on the way up the trail. This is vital to a safe, enjoyable and successful experience in a low oxygen environment. You also need a full training day in Chuckung, in order to do ladder training.
You also need 2 nights in Island Peak Base Camp at 5,100m/ 16,732 feet and an additional night at Island Peak High Camp at 5,500m/ 18,044 feet. Our teams 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 need the energy to climb safely high on the mountain.
The Right Physical Preparation
Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration and pacing are all extremely important to have a 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 backpack at high altitude. We can help you with prepare for 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 on the way into the mountain, and we 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 in and are from.
Also, 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. Hopefully, 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 prepare for the trip.
Watch 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, then we send you out an itemized kit list so you know exactly what to bring with you on this adventure. We hope this post ‘ all you need to know about climbing Island Peak was useful. Read some reviews from our climbs and we look forward to hearing from you.