Kathmandu

Posted by Island Peak 2017

The Team is all arriving in the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. A few arrived yesterday and the rest come into this morning. The next few days will be spent checking gear/ buying anything that is missing and taking the opportunity to do a bit of sight seeing and enjoying the life ad energy that […]

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Welcome to the Updates/ Dispatches Page for the Island Peak – EBC 2017 Expedition.  We will be updating this page with reports and images when ever possible as we approach the mountain and on the trail to Everest Basecamp. The Team Mal Haskins Erika Hesselroth Amanda Abraham Fiona Shang Acclimation Chukung Ri and moving to […]

Blog, Expeditions, featured, Island Peak

In the post-monsoon of 2016 Vertical Resources will be running an expedition to the SW Ridge of CHOLATSE.

Located between the Upper Khumbu and Gokyo Valleys, the SW Ridge of Cholaste is a technical climb with the summit standing at 6440m. Whilst no longer classified as a expedition peak it is a serious undertaking with a glacial approach and exposed Ridge Climbing.

The mountain will be climbed expedition style with fixed ropes.  Unlike other peaks like Ama Dablam, Cholaste is uncrowded.