Ama Dablam Expedition
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Mt. Ama Dablam
Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range o of eastern Nepal.The main peak is 6,812 m. Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on
each side like the arms of a mother (Ama, in Nepali terms) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-
pendant containing pictures of the gods,worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount
Ama Dablam was first climbed on March 13, 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.
They were well-acclimated to altitude, having wintered at 5800 meters near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led
by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge (right skyline in the
photo). Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that calves off
the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved otherwise. A climbing permit and a liaison officer are required when
attempting Ama Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May (before the monsoon) and September-October.
Days 01: Kathmandu to LUkla flight trek to Phakding same day.
Days 02: Phakding to Namche Bazzar.
Days 03: Rest day at Namche Bazzar.
Days 04: Namche to Tengboche.
Days 05: Tengboche to Pangboche.
Days 06: Pangboche to Yak Kharka.
Days 07: Yak Kharka to Base Camp.
Days 08: Base to High Camp.
Days 09: High Camp and after high camp climbing period nearly three weeks