Picture behind the story #24 Did I Reach The Summit?


The summit of Imja Tse beckoned, only the ice pyramid to overcome, would my 12 months upskilling and preparation pay off? Mountaineering IS suffering!

Stage 1: Twin Otter, Kathmandu to Lukla

Twin Otter at Lukla

Twin Otter at Lukla

Stage 2: Trek to Everest Base Camp, 10 days

Trail to Everest Base Camp

Everest trail

Stage 3: Find your mountain, camp high, keep hydrated

Mess Tent, Imja Tse slopes

Stage 4: Ascend slopes and snow ridge

Imja Tse, ridge leading to peak summit

Stage 5: Time for some ice-climbing

Imja Tse final ice pyramid

Stage 6: Strike a pose on the summit

Summit, Imja Tse, 20,305ft

Stage 7: Descend safely, look back and admire!

Island Peak, Imja Tse, Nepal

Imja Tse 20,305ft


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15 replies

  1. This is very impressive, well done and thanks for sharing your photos. This reminds me of the book Into Thin Air about climbing Everest, if you like to read I suggest checking that one out.

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  2. This is absolutely amazing!!!! And the photos are stunning indeed. WOW 😍👌🌁

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  3. Gorgeous! What an impressive achievement – congratulations!

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  4. Impressive!! What some folks will do to get a great photo!! Joking aside it was a great accomplishment.

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    • Thank you, it took me three attempts on three different years. Mostly summits were in too dangerous a place for a photo but bizarrely this summit was flat even though ascending an ice pyramid to reach it.

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