Tuesday, 12 February 2013


Hi there, I have moved this Blog to my website www.iantaylotrekking.com I will continue to cover all aspects of training, preparing and taking on Adventure challenges around the world. You can log in daily and check out what we are up to and what's going on. 

Friday, 8 February 2013


I set out with a friend of mine in 2007 to climb four mountains on four continents in one year and raise enough money to build the Mt. Everest Primary school in Uganda.

We achieved both goals and I became the youngest Irishman to summit Everest at the time. It was an adventure that gave me the confidence I needed to show I have something to offer to the world. I also took on the challenge of filming the adventure and successfully released our Everest documentary 'A Summit Calling'

Building the right team, knowledge, experience and having the vision and passion to achieve our goals was not easy, but by setting clear defined roles, set targets and having constant evaluation was key to our success.

Believe it or not we were having fun, having trust in my teams mate and the vision we were following made all the difference. We learned how to prepare from professionals, we implemented the training, we explored our weaknesses and developed our strengths and ultimately achieved everything we set out to do.

I now lead people to achieve their goals in the mountains running my own trekking company www.iantaylortrekking.com also speaking to teams, companies and people about how to achieve their goals.

I have years of experience in managing teams in a business, team and mountain environments. Bringing people to grow, explore potential and achieve their goals is a dream come true. I was told many times I wasn't good enough, but now I know better than that.  Working with the school we built in Uganda with charity Fields of Life, climbing mountains, believing I can be better and be better for other people add real value to everything I do.

For more information on speaking engagements, and trekking adventures get in touch: ian@iantaylortrekking.com

Thursday, 7 February 2013


We are offering anyone out there the chance to Trek to Everest Base Camp for FREE. We are offering our services for free to you if you can gather 9 people to join you. You will get a two week holiday free, go out to your local newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or any other resource you have. Get creative and take your chance to trek to Everest Base Camp FREE!!

There are a number of conditions to the trip. You need to purchase you own flights, personal insurance and bring your own personal equipment. 

On the plus side you will get 2 nights free in a Hotel in Kathmandu, 3 meals a day while in the mountain, all lodging while trekking in the Everest region, all airport transfers, Guides, porters, permits and all aspects of the trek into the mountains will be covered. 

If you think you can pull this off, then get in touch and we can help you in whatever way we can. 


Monday, 4 February 2013

Private Guiding

Ian Taylor Trekking specializes in running trips to Nepal, Africa and South America. More than that we run specialized team and group treks. We have a personalized service to all our clients giving us 100% success on our trekking trips in Nepal and 96% in Africa and 98% in South America. 

We can work with groups making sure they are fully prepared, when you pick up the phone to call Ian Taylor Trekking you get directly to Ian and he will deal with every aspect of each trek, expedition or private group trips. 

When it comes to private guiding, you can have an Everest Summitteer with you for your whole journey giving you more experience than other trekking companies. We offer groups training, personal training schedules full access to our experienced team 7 days a week. If you want to succeed in reaching your goals in the mountains, then Ian Taylor Trekking is the team you need to be with. 

Call now and speak to Ian about your chosen adventure 

Friday, 1 February 2013


We have been out of action for a few days and slowly getting back to normal. We had a flight out of Dublin to Chicago. Our final destination for this leg of the journey is Kansas City as we have Murphy our Dog with us so we decided to drive from Chicago to Kansas.

We looked at the weather before we left and it looked fine. The first leg from Chicago to Iowa City was torrential rain. We woke from jet lag at 4am and decided to drive. A good thing we did because the snow came in and we got caught up in a nasty snow storm, driving at 25 miles an hour the journey which should have been 4 hours turned into 9 hours. Always be prepared was the learning.

Anyway we are back in action and preparing for Kilimanjaro in 21 days and planning trips to Mera & Island peaks, Everest base camp and more.

I will get back to normal soon and get posting pictures from our next filming adventure trip to Africa. 

Friday, 25 January 2013

World Holiday Show Dublin

                                                        THE WORLD HOLIDAY SHOW

We will be displaying our trips at the world holiday show in the RDS Dublin Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January, we are heading out to the RDS now to get set up and see how things are going to look.

We will be there as part of the GO HOP stand giving information about our Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, Inca Trail, and Himalayan trekking programs along with our peak climbing in Europe and Nepal.

Really looking forward to meeting with people and seeing the needs and requirements people you are looking for in their travel and adventure travel plans.

We will be selling Everest DVD'S, Kilimanjaro books so if your passing the RDS in Dublin please stop in for a chat and have a look around.

Round two, Sunday morning, getting ready for another day on my feet at the Holiday Show in the RDS Dublin, we fly to the states on Tuesday and a few weeks later onto Kilimanjaro. We had a great day yesterday talking to people about Island peak, Everest Base Camp, The Inca Trail, Mt. Everest, Alpine trekking and Kilimanjaro. Looking forward to meeting some new people today and bringing them to some of the world's great mountain regions. 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Training for Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest Base Camp is not difficult, but that does not been it can be taken lightly. I have had this journey many times, some are easier than others, and the altitude and bodies acclimatisation to the lack of oxygen is the real key to success. Cover the daily distances as slowly as possible, be the last person into camp, don't over exert the body, a relaxed, slow walk will aid your bodies adjustment.

If you walk in the hills and avid hillwalker on a weekly basis, you should have the conditioning needed for the Trek. It is vital to be out walking in the hills in your chosen trekking boots 4 - 6 months in advance. Also adding in some gym work if you do not have access to hills and mountains. We have training schedules for this and can talk you through this and make sure you are taking the right steps to succeeding at your chosen adventure.

The trail starts at 9,000 ft walking up to 17,500 ft spread over 8 days to reach this height. The distances can be up to 15km (10miles) a day. Most days are less than this. It is really important that you are used to walking these kinds of distances on a regular basis with added weight to give better conditioning to your legs at sea level or at home, whatever level that is better to go to thinner air.

Warmest time to Trek?  May
Climbers are living in Base Camp?   April / May
Clearest sky's? September, October, November
Most snow? July / August
We are looking to add in Island peak? Climb in April/ May or September / October
Can we Trek in July & August? No flights into the region, this is rainy season
What is Kathamdu like? An Amazing city
Do most people make it to Base Camp? We have 100% success so far.

For more information about altitude, training, Everest BC Trek feel free to call or e-mail us today.