radson wrote:Malam Mas,
Apa Kabar. Saya bekerja hampir 12 tahun di Indonesia. Dari Aceh ke Papua )
I'm off to Nepal in April/May to do EBC and Island Peak. This will be my 4th time on IP. Despite what is written, Island Peak is hard for beginners. I would hope you have had climbed RInjani, Merbabu and Agung for example many times and are confident at climbing up and down hill over several hours. The first time I climbed IP, I believe I left at 2 am and returned 4pm later that day, a very shattered man. How are you defining great shape? How far you can you run in 1 hour?
You will definitely need to travel with someone experienced and someone who will tell you to turn you around if need being. The big unknowns are how you will deal with altitude and how you climb on steep terrain with crampons. It can be done, but you will need a lot of supervision if to be done safely.
Hati hati ya
Scott wrote:If you are inexperienced, take a guide up Island Peak. Mera is often guided as well. Make sure to choose an itinerary with several extra acclimatization days.
Here are some good peaks to do without technical gear (though Hamugon is borderline technical, though you can still go part way up):
http://www.summitpost.org/chukkung-ri-c ... -ri/154131
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