Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft), also known as Imja Tse in Nepal, is the most climbed peak in the country. Despite its seemingly formidable altitude, it is one of the most easily attainable peaks in the Himalayas above 6,000m. If you are a novice climber who is aiming for your first real mountain ascent, it is an ideal choice. The climb itself is pretty much non-technical with some alpine skills required such as moderate level of snow and ice climbing. Overall, island peak is a very reasonable choice for a beginner. Here are a few reasons why a beginner should consider attempting the peak. Read More
It has been 63 years since man first set foot on the top of Mount Everest. On 29th May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first people ever to summit the 8,848 meters high giant. And as soon as we stopped being thrilled, we have an 85 year old man preparing to set a world record as the oldest man ever to summit Everest. Read More
Living without the internet is getting harder for us every day. Since we are all connected with the technology one way or the other, the fear of “No internet” ignites the feeling of disconnection and isolation.
Coming face to face with the Everest is every adventure seeker’s dream. Sharing those awesome moments with our close ones is even more enticing. Going to the Everest Base Camp Trek? Want to keep in touch with friends via Facebook and tweets? Here are some ways in which you can get some WIFI power during your Everest Base Camp trek. Read More
Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia, is also the highest mountain in the Caucasus Range in southern Russia near the border with Georgia. Mount Elbrus with 18,510 feet (5,642 meters) of prominence is the tenth most prominent mountain in the world. This makes it the tallest mountain in Europe and one of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the continents and elite climbers aspire to summit all of them. Read More
Reaching 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, the mountain’s summit straddles the border separating China and Nepal and is mainly in Nepal. It is situated in at the edge of Tibet on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is surrounded by a number of substantial peaks, including Lhotse, (27,940 feet/8,516 meters); Nuptse, (25,771 feet/7,855 meters); and Changtobse, (24,870 feet/7,580 meters). Read More
Island Peak at 6189 meters is one of the most popular and busy peaks in Nepal offering novice climbers with an exhilarating climbing experience. Often taken as the first step for any rookie climber prior to his/her summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalayas, climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and serious climber can dream of. Also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak lies in the heart of Khumbu region and has an impressive highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse glacier. The expedition also offers incredible views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. Read More
KATHMANDU: Seven Nepali climbers have returned home from Antarctica after becoming the first all-women’s team to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents.
The team started their quest in 2008 by climbing Mount Everest and ended by scaling Mount Vinson in Antarctica on Dec. 23. Read More
The onset of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) symptoms can be fairly common to most lowland travelers in the Himalayas and are not instantly cause for alarm. Symptoms of AMS begin with a headache and slight nausea, sometimes referred to as mountain sickness. Other symptoms then start to manifest themselves including loss of appetite, dizziness, sleeplessness, fatigue or vomiting. This is when medical attention becomes needed. Read More