Imja Tse (Island Peak) Climber's Log

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danleach - May 11, 2011 5:25 am

Normal Route  Sucess!

As part of a 5 week independent trek


johnp79 - Feb 22, 2011 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2009

Normal Route  Sucess!

Left base camp around 3:30am. Headwall was tough but a lot of fun (first time using an ascender). Had the summit all to ourselves and were the last people on it that day. Absolutely beautiful scenery.

Island Peak 2009


mipoddu - Feb 8, 2011 11:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2010

Normal Route  Sucess!

Climbed the normal route, from high camp. Unfortunately the bad weather did not allow to enjoy spectacular views.



nattfodd - Nov 12, 2010 8:21 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010

Huge crowds  Sucess!

Island Peak is becoming a bit of a circus. There were more than 70 people on the mountain, with over 30 on the summit at the same time. The climbing itself is easy and straightforward, and the headwall shouldn't require a fixed line at all - it is only 40-50 degrees and a fall would stop quickly in a snow basin that didn't seem crevassed. Gorgeous views of the Lhotse-Nuptse wall from the top.


icypeak - Apr 25, 2010 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2010

Close..but not...

We started our climb at 2 am after a snow storm the night before, which made navigating the first part on the rocks a little tricky. But that was the least of my problems, sadly, upon reaching 6,000 m (ok, it was actually 5,980 but rounding is ok no?) I had to retreat. I had been fighting a terrible cough (which turned out to be bronchitis)which made breathing difficult. Anyway, the climb was still beautiful (between all the dramatic huffing and puffing) and the scenery unbelievable!

Tom Waggoner

Tom Waggoner - Mar 17, 2010 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2008

Normal Route  Sucess!

Climbed Island after completing the Annapurna Circuit. It was my first time above 20,000ft. One of the best mountain experiences of my life. Thanks Ben for inviting me!!

minjos - Jan 21, 2010 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

1st on summit !  Sucess!

06:00AM on top waiting for sun, thanks to Makalu, we had to wait another 30minutes to get sunshine in to our faces :)

We did it with my friend Rene together with Lopsang Sherpa and Vidji Sherpa.


mjohns6475 - Dec 16, 2009 12:08 am

island peak  Sucess!

dec 2008


TodoVertical - Nov 30, 2009 7:36 pm

All expedition members on the summit - Guiding  Sucess!

More Pictures of the Island Peak ascent

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Nov 11, 2009 6:55 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2009

Great day  Sucess!

It was my first 6000m in a hard day from base camp. The views from the summit and the final ridge were impressive. We went a group of 5 people and all of us reached the summit. For two of us was the highest peak in our moment. A day to remember long time.


Archm - Jun 21, 2009 3:41 pm

Normal route  Sucess!

Very long day with all the deep snow, reached the summit at 11 am , watched avalanche after avalanche on lothse and the surrounding peaks as we moved up the summit ridge..


jasonconnell - Jun 15, 2009 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2009

Fun  Sucess!

Nice climb in perfect weather!



AndrewSmyth - Feb 18, 2009 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2008

Normal Route  Sucess!

Left BC (5100m) at 2:30am, topped out at 8:24am after a bit of a bottle neck at the base of the face (my personal little Hillary Step). Great views and just a week after Mera.

I'll be back Nepal!!!


HeyItsBen - Dec 13, 2008 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2008

Normal Route  Sucess!

Amazing amazing climb. We trekked the Annapurna Circuit to acclimate, then back to Kathmandu, then Lukla, etc.. Blue ice on the fixed lines, a spectacular summit ridge, and some strong wind on the descent. The only party on the mountain. Overall a beautiful climb with amazing views. After 30 days in Nepal, I came home over 15lbs lighter!


Narcisse - Jul 22, 2008 9:58 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2008

A very different Imja Tse  Sucess!

A fun, interesting and challenging climb! The mountain was totally different from last fall and we hit both rock and blue ice on the slope. The weather was crap but the snowfall stopped for a minute for our summit pictures. I'll go back...


sebloy - May 28, 2008 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2007

Normal route  Sucess!

Started (with my wife) at 2am and summited at 9h30am. First 6000m
It was a very nice trek in Khumbu (3 weeks) and ended by a 6000m.


Narcisse - Jan 8, 2008 4:54 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2007

Fantastic!!  Sucess!

Wow - What a climb! Started from high camp at 3:30 a.m. Reached the summit a little bit later than planned but enjoyed the summit in bright sunshine, a clearblue sky and no wind at all. No other people except from my dear friend/guide Saran was there. It was so beautiful & peacefull. Absolutely fantastic!


codelancer - Dec 5, 2007 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2007

Normal Route  Sucess!

Start from Base Camp at 2 o'clock night and summit at 7-30. Climbed in duo with Samduk Dorje Tamang (Everest 2-times summiter). We are first atop in this day. About 15 people was summited after.
Very strong wind on summit ridge.


myrsky - Apr 27, 2007 8:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

Imja Tse  Sucess!

My first real peak which was more than 4000m high so it was really rewarding expirience.


Bart - Nov 6, 2006 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2003

Great adventure.

Attempted to climb Imja Tse as a grand finale to a trek to the Everest Base Camp with a good friend and a guide. Unfortunately a change in the weather meant we didn't make it to the summit but the whole trip was still fantastic and a good ending to the 5 months I spent in Nepal doing volunteer work.

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