Sunday, November 25, 2012

Island Peak: 2011 Expedition

 Island Peak, in the Everest region of Nepal, was named by Eric Shipton and his expedition team in 1952--as they said it looked like an island in a sea of ice. The Nepali name is Imja Tse. This peak can be found between the Lhotse and Imja Glaciers, standing at 6,189m/20,305ft. From here, you can see stunning views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. 

In April of 2011, Italian born citizen, Matteo Reforzo, set out on an adventure of a lifetime with the Trek Nepal team, in collaboration with Italian adventure operator Viagga con Carlo. He and another friend reached Base Camp (5,100m) on April 22nd and successfully attempted summit (6,189m) on April 23rd, 2011. Summit took the team 8 hours, but they made it. Here is their story in photos--

 Trekking to Base Camp
 Prayer Flags for a safe ascent
 Himalayan Peaks
 Natural Beauty
 Matteo in the Mountains
 6,188m -- 1 more meter to go until summit!
They made it! Congratulations men!


  1. Looks like you had a great expedition to climb Island Peak climb Mera Peak as the next challenge
    Paul Deakin
    Private Expeditions

  2. Looks like you had a great trip to climb Island Peak. How about trying to climb Mera Peak next or maybe visit Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro.