Situated in the Khumbu Himal en route to Everest Base Camp, Ama Dablam (6,856m) is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya.
Situated in the Khumbu Himal en route to Everest Base Camp, Ama Dablam (6,856m) is regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya. In Sherpa dialect, the name ‘Ama Dablam’ means “Mother’s necklace”, reflecting the distinct shape of the mountain: the long, graceful sweep of the ridges on each side stretching out like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier below the summit forming the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women.
First summitted by an Anglo American/New Zealand team in 1961, an ascent of Ama Dablam represents a significant challenge requiring technical ability over ice & rock. We will be using the conventional SW ridge which involves pure rock climbing. The last section to the summit involves ice climbing followed by a long, steep snow slope. Because of the technical nature of the route, 3,500m of fixed rope are required as well as 3 camps above base camp.
The approach to Ama Dablam offers climbers fantastic views and a wonderful base camp in a meadow with a stream. From the Base Camp, you can clearly see Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Cho-Oyu & Everest . Close views of Nuptse, Baruntse & Pumori can be enjoyed from the summit.
Normally the climb is completed in less than 4 weeks but we do add an extra few days to allow for unexpected bad weather.
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