A few pictures of Nepal mountains

March 2004
Pokhalde Peak (5800m) & Island Peak or Imja Tse (6120m)

This trek was organised by


Pokhalde Base Camp – at 5,400m There isn’t much to do apart from get into your sleeping bag and wait for your summit attempt! (No bar,no pool and definitely no fluffy robes hanging on the bathroom door!)

Climb to the summit of Pokhalde

Looking South from the summit of Pokhalde Peak (5800m)

Same view looking more South-West

Island Peak (Imja Tse)

Island Peak. Viewed from Dingboche, Lhotse Shar on the left, North face of Ama Dablam on right.

Ama Dablam (7200m) seen from the slopes of Island Peak at dawn. The sun picks out the distant mountains as the Imja valley gradually fills with the dawn light.

Looking up from the Imja Glacier towards the snow ridge at the summit of Island Peak.

Climbing up to the ice wall on Island Peak – enough ice for a few gin and tonics?

On the Imja Glacier, roped up and ready to go! Unfortunately I’m wearing pink snow gaiters which I’m told were last year’s colour! (Singe Llama our climbing sherpa at the front).

Looking South across the Imja Glacier (5900m) towards Baruntse.

Above the clouds on the way down from Island Peak. Ama Dablam in the centre.