Climbing Island Peak will definitely be a highlight of your trekking and climbing career. Making sure that you have the correct gear and clothing for the trip will be essential to your comfort and ultimately your success on the mountain. The following video will show you what you should consider packing for your Island Peak trek and climb.
We run six scheduled Island Peak climbs per year and four to five private expeditions. We do not outsource any of our trip and only run professionally led Island Peak expeditions. First thing to do is watch our Island Peak packing video and then CONTACT US to find out more information on our service and how we approach our Island Peak climbs.
Test all Your Gear
Remember you need to test your gear and get outdoors to make sure you are comfortable in your gear. You will want to break in your trekking boots and make sure your mountaineering boots are comfortable and working well. If you sign up to one of our Island Peak trips, then we send you our 40 page dossier. The Dossier includes an itemized kit list and further information on training and preparation for this exciting adventure.
If you are unsure of any piece of gear you can CONTACT US and we can help you pick the right gear for you. We are always available to talk through gear and clothing options once you sign up to one of our trips. Also, we rent a range of gear out of our Kathmandu office. We have sleeping bags, sleeping mats, trekking poles and down jackets. Just get in touch and find out everything you need for your Island Peak climb. We have developed a page with all our important Island Peak links for your to explore.
How Difficult is Island Peak
Once you understand the gear needed you need to read more about how difficult the climb is and then further information about how you should approach climb. Sign up to one of our trips, then you will get access to our expert team at Ian Taylor Trekking. We have the best safety, success and itinerary. We fix our own ropes, have three nights in Namche Bazaar, two nights in Island Peak Base Camp and an additional night in Island Peak High Camp, giving you the best chance at success.