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Island Peak

  • Grades: US
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 5
  • Aka: Imja Tse

Description

Down the hill from Everest, 6189m.

Access issues

Trekking peak permit required

Approach

Typically up the Khumbu valley having flown into Lukla.

Where to stay

Teahouses in the Khumbu valley as far as Chukkung, then a tent at base camp & high camp.

History

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The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton's party since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche.

Imja Tse was first climbed in 1953 as part of a training exercise by a British expedition that went on to summit Mount Everest which included Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay, with seven Sherpas.

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