Island Peak All Alpine climbing1 route in crag
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Down the hill from Everest, 6189m.
Trekking peak permit required
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.
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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