Expedition to Island Peak (Part I) / by Stephan

As I start to mentally prepare for next year's expedition to the summit of Mera Peak, I realised that I never got around posting photos from this year's expedition to the summit of Island Peak in Nepal. I've decided to stop lazying around and post something.

The photos below cover in chronological order the journey from Lukla until Dingboche, where we walked for close to 2 weeks around 180 kilometers and ascended roughly 3000 vertical meters, summiting Gokyo Ri, crossing the breathtaking Gokyo lakes and the Ngozumpa Glacier, traversing the difficult and steep Cho-La Pass, summiting Kala Pattar and taking our mandatory photos in Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier.

This part of the trek, besides being visually amazing, was a fantastic acclimatisation for what was to come after Dingboche (next post). The hard climb of Island Peak (Imja Tse - 6180m).

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