EBC and Island Peak Trek – Day 12

Rest day and mountain climbing training day at Island Peak Base Camp (5050m)

We didn’t sleep very well due to te extreme cold and uncomfortable thin mattress with stones underneath. The only good thing about camping here is the food, which is surprisingly good for camping-stove preparations in a small tent. We spent plenty of time resting and keeping warm in our tent, and in the afternoon we had the “climbing clinic”. We learn how to zoomer up steep inclines and abseil down again, plus fitting crampons and what to do when climbers are roped together on the shallow ice sections.

We have a wake-up call at midnight to start our climb at 1am, so we had an early dinner and now we’re in bed by 6.45pm – hope we can get some sleep!

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