Thursday, October 11, 2007

Island Peak at 6,189 meters ASL

After the successful trek of PALMC to Everest Base Camp in May 2007, another expedition is upcoming. This time it is with an alpine climb.

Target is Island Peak at 6,189 meters ASL. Island Peak also known as Imja Tse was first climbed in 1953 by Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay in preparation for their ascent to Everest. On the way down, the team will pass by the Advanced Base Camp at 5,600 meters ASL.

Technical skills are required. Aside from basic climbing know how, one must know basic alpine mountaineering as cramponing on snow and ice 40 degree slopes, rope ascending, self arrest with ice ax and roped glacier travel.

Expedition is targeted to cover 25 days sometime in April 2008 at an estimated cost of over US$100 a day. Leading the pack are Leo Oracion, the first Filipino to summit Mt. Everest, Larry Honoridez, the two time trekker to EBC and Gonz de Almeida.
Help support this expedition. Island Peak is a foot closer to the dream of all dreams, Mt. Everest summit.

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Material lifted from Larry Honoridez' presentation

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