The Epic Everest Challenge 202122 days | 528 Hours | 31680 Minutes
What does the full trek consist of?
The Trek that I will be completing is called the Ultimate Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Expedition this consists of the following
High in the Khumbu region of Nepal, close to Mt Everest and closer still to the steep south face of Mt Lhotse, the aptly named Island Peak (6189m) rises above the of glaciated valleys below. With its outrageous location and challenging summit ridge, this peak has been a favourite with our guides, leaders, and clients for a number of years. Trekking via Namche Bazaar we follow the route to Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo valley and Cho La Pass route and into Lobuche beside the Khumbu glacier.
As part of our acclimatisation programme we visit Everest Base Camp and make an ascent of the classic viewpoint of Kala Pattar, where we enjoy some of the finest views of the world’s highest peak. Then crossing the Khumbu Glacier, we climb up to the Kongma La pass which gives us access to the valley of the Imja Khola and the summer grazing settlement of Chukkung. From here we move up to Island Peak base camp for our main objective, Island Peak. The ascent of this 6000 metre peak in the shadow of the huge Lhotse face is a real ‘alpine experience’ in every sense, involving fine climbing in exposed situations amongst breathtaking scenery.
This is one epic challenge.
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Latest Updates and Training
Below are the latest blog updates from my training and in future events that I will complete.
The Journey to Everest: The Journey Begins In December 2019 my Father in Law passed away from organ failure. This mainly resulted from a genetic disorder he had suffered with his entire life, but only took affect 20 years ago, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP). Dave...