Island Peak 8th November
Leader: Clive Hebblethwaite
Some of the team have opted for a helicopter back to Kathmandu in order to bag an early flight back home. Rob will take the plane flight with the local guide tomorrow.
Summit Succes for the team!
Clive has emailed in to say they are now back down safe at Chhukhung. Matt, Thomas & Charlie reached the summit. Rob, Martin and Clive got to just over 5900m and then decided to head back down. Richard wasn’t feeling too good, so decided to stay at base camp. The team will now make their way back down the Khumbu valley to Lukla.
Tomorrow the team will trek to Island Peak base camp with a plan to move up to high camp on Sunday and summit on Monday.
The team are at Dingboche for a second night . They made their acclimatisation walk up the ridge behind the village to 5000m today.
Other than Richard suffering from a sore throat all is going well. They are aiming for summit day on Monday so an easier day tomorrow as they head up to Chhukhung.
The team are now in Namche Bazaar and acclimatising well. The weather for the flight to Lukla was causing some delay, so the team decided to opt for a helicopter to avoid any further delays.
The team have all arrived safely into Kathmandu.
Stu Peacock is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has been to the Summit of Everest, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Manaslu and climbed on K2. His other expeditions include: Ama Dablam, Peak Lenin, Aconcagua, Khan Tengri, Tien Shan Unclimbed, Korzhenevskaya, Himlung Himal, Baruntse, Mera & Island Peak, Alpamayo, Bolivian Peaks, Spantik, Carstensz Pyramid, Elbrus, Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro. He was the first Brit to summit Everest via the North Ridge 3 times and has climbed Everest from both the North & South sides.