Imja Tse Summit Log (#10870)
- Signed By: Alex Sanders
- Date Submitted: January 12, 2001
- Date(s) climbed: 01/march/1999 05/october/2000
On march the 1st i climbed Island Peak solitary by the south south-west face, which is a very steep wall of rock (sometimes losse) and ice (in the top). It was a magnificent weather the whole morning and up to noon, when it started to get cloudy and snowing, making the desccent pretty harder and very cold. I got beggining of frostbitten in four fingers, for i had to take my "storm-gloves" off for umclimbing the ice wall, for the "rappel" was impossible to set up.I climbed in one day (up and down to B.C.).
Last October 2000 i went back againg and climbed it with two swiss friends by the normal route and weather and everything was optimus.
Is suggested to carry with you a couple of ice-screws, two snow-bars and some strings (8mm) for setting "rappels" in case of necessary. It use to be already fixed by precedent groups, so, check very well your anchorages and take well with you an ascensor (jumar or t-block or other).
Contact me if you want to get any opinion if you're planning to attempt it.