Summited Imja Tse, Island Peak
We summited Island Peak yesterday, it is not an easy peak to reach, although the altitude (6189m) is not too much in these surroundings. Let's say it seemed a bit dangerous, there are crevasses, deep holes, steep & narrow snow-bridges and the top really is a narrow peak.
We were naturally attached to a rope all the time, but I must say that for 30 people it seemed to to be as strong as a clothes line. Alas, everything went fine and the view was great!
Jessica was pretty tired, so we agreed that it was better for her to turn down before the top. Wearing my heavy Everest boots I could not help and carry her gear. The climbing was hard work.
Jessica is now returning to Kathmandu with a Danish guy, Casten, and their nice sherpa Laksimon. She will bring nice photos, we will share some on this blog. I'm on my way back to the Everest base camp, I'll probably be there the day after tomorrow. Ncell checked the situation and they say that their network is and has been up, so I hope to get a connection from there.