Major Highlights of Island Peak Climbing
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
No prior climbing experience is required for this trek; however, having some knowledge of using climbing equipment will be an asset. A good stamina is also a must. There will also be a pre -ice climbing training for participants in the Island Peak base camp. The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.
Island Peak climbing usually requires 5-6 hours of walking every day. In the summiting day, however, we will have to walk up to for 10-12 hours. Therefore, it is advised that you prepare yourself by jogging or walking around 12 km every day for around 3 months before your actual trip. By choosing Island Peak trip, you are considering walking in high altitude and remote areas for many days. In order to make your Island Peak climbing successful, having strong willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh weather conditions along with reasonable fitness is crucial. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, blood diseases and allergies to consult their doctor before taking the trip. Also, make sure you make your conditions known to Pinnacle Expedition at the time of booking.
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