Ama Dablam Expedition

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Overview

Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and our route on its Southwest Ridge has a technical quality that matches its aesthetics. This is a fairly steep line on very high quality rock, snow, and ice, and both the route itself and the remarkable scenery surrounding us make it extremely photogenic from beginning to end. This is an Adventure Consultants expedition and will be a joint American-New Zealand effort, similar to the one which made the first ascent in 1961.

Success!  Click this link to read dispatches from our Ama Dablam expedition.

 

Expedition to Nepal and Ama Dablam from Andrew Yasso on Vimeo.

Ama Dablam Expedition

Itinerary and Route

Ama Dablam - Map

From Kathmandu, we fly to the villlage of Lukla and follow the Khumbu Valley to Namche Bazaar. Acclimatising along the way and relishing the hospitality provided by our Sherpa friends, we reach Lobuche Base Camp
(4,800 m/15,750 ft) and after some rest and preparation, we attempt an ascent of Lobuche East (6,119m/20,075ft).

A small group of Climbing Sherpas will assist with the load carrying, but no more will be engaged in order to avoid clogging the route and spoiling the nature of the climb. When the fixed line is in place and the two camps are established and stocked we will make a bid for the summit.


Ample supplies will be available to support all members. Guides and Sherpas will carry all group gear but members are expected to carry their own personal gear. Lightweight hand-held radios will be used to coordinate the movements on the mountain and provide a safety back-up.

Climber Traversing Rock Towers to Camp 2.

Climber Traversing Rock Towers to Camp 2. Guy Cotter

 

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Ama Dablam Expedition

Cost, Dates and Details

Max Ratio - 3:1

Cost - $15,500

Dates

  • October 14 - November 10, 2021

 

Prerequisites

Ama Dablam is not a climb for novice mountaineers. It will require members to be comfortable ascending and descending steep terrain on fixed ropes.

  • A high technical standard is not mandatory because the guides will be primarily leading the climb and fixing the route. However, this is not a mountain to visit and then discover that you are not comfortable with exposure. We suggest that you gain experience and the required skills for travel on exposed technical ground before
  • joining this expedition.
  • Membership will be restricted to climbers with a proven list of alpine ascents. A high standard of fitness is expected. It is advantageous to be able to move over rocky terrain efficiently.

 

Visa

Members will be required to obtain a 30-day entry visa into Nepal at the beginning of the expedition.

Ama Dablam Expedition

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