Island Peak – EBC 2017 UPDATES

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 Basecamp

Acclimation Chukung Ri and moving to Basecamp

Yesterday we spent the best part of the late morning and early afternoon climbing and scrambling our way to the summit of Chukung Ri. This small peak stands just near 5550m and is dwarfed by the looming south faces of Nuptse and Lhotse. It’s commonly used for acclimatisation for crossing the high pass to Lobuje […]

Dingboche and Chukung

The slow approach to Island Peak ( Imje Se) continues. Yesterday we had another acclimation day at Dingboche where we got our climbing equipment ready – putting together the fixed line systems and doing a series of exercises to get the team ready to use the fixed lines and abseiled on Island peak.  There are […]

The High Road to Pangboche

The High Road to Pangboche

Departing Namche yesterday we chose to take the path less travelled and instead of going via Tengboche we instead climbed up via a old set of rock stairs to a trail that leads to Mhong Lha From here the trail splits and heads up towards Gokyo or down and across the river to Phortse. From […]

Acclimatisation in Namche

Acclimatisation in Namche

We arrived in Namche late yesterday afternoon just before a large storm descended on us – the thunder and lightening was quite intense and a great way to be welcomed to this famous Nepalese mountain village Our tents kept us warm and dry and and night fell and the temperature dropped the rain turned to […]

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