103 maal bekeken, 3 maal gedownload
in de buurt Ambulapcha La, Province 1 (Nepal)
Ascent from the Island Peak Base Camp to the summit. Many others choose to start from a higher camp. The path is all on easy rock and scree slopes until reaching the border of the glacier, where it is compulsory to rope. The first stretch happens to be the most demanding, due to the many seracs, some of which have to be climbed with the help of ladders positioned by the sherpas at the beginning of the season. The upper stretch of the glacier is easy and not too steep. The steep final wall is quite adventurous, with many people trusting a handful of fixes ropes, which sometimes appear rather old and/or worn. However, you are required to trust them and to ascend it quickly by means of jumars. The same is true for the descent.
The summit view is very rewarding, with Lhotse towering on one side from a 2400 m advantage, and gorgeous "minor" mountains on the other side, the most outstanding being the Ama Dablam, which from here is very reminiscent of the Matterhorn seen from the side of the Hörnligrat.
The track ends as Dingboche, in the main Khumbu valley, where you will meet the crowds heading to Gorak Shep and to the Everest Base Camp.