6,828m / 22,402 ft
Ama Dablam, the "Jewel of the Khumbu", is nestled in the clouds above the Thyangboche monastery, in the heart of the Sherpa homeland.
We ascend the coveted SW ridge which is truly one of the most aesthetic climbing routes in the Himalaya. An exposed rock ridge dotted with towers and interesting climbing leads from the Camp I to the summit icefields and top camp site. On the final day of the climb, the route follows steep snow and ice slopes, accentuated by outrageous exposure, directly to the summit where the Everest group is unveiled and stunning views abound.
A clear stream meanders the grassy meadows at the basecamp; the striking massif of Ama Dablam looms overhead and across the valley Mt Taweche leers an oblique profile.
At night, one can see from the camps on the mountain the lights from the villages in the Khumbu that illustrate the progress from butter lamps to hydroelectricity in recent times. Our acclimatisation programme is initiated in these lower villages giving us the opportunity of spending time in the homes of our Sherpa friends and an insight into the culture of these great people.
This expedition is ideal for technically orientated climbers but is never extreme and definitely qualifies as a "must do" for any committed alpinist.
- Intricate and exposed, exciting climbing
- One of the most aesthetic climbing routes on the planet!
- High guide to climber ratio, small team
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Want more of a challenge? Check out the Ama Dablam North Ridge Expedition in September / October 2012, for experienced mountaineers.
Dates: October 15 to November 11, 2013
Duration: 28 days
Departure: ex Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Follow dispatches from our recent successful Ama Dablam 2012 expedition.
Read the dispatches from previous Adventure Consultants Expeditions - Ama Dablam 2002, Ama Dablam 2003, Ama Dablam 2004, Ama Dablam 2005, Ama Dablam 2006; Ama Dablam 2007, Ama Dablam 2008, Ama Dablam 2010, Ama Dablam 2011.
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Check out the picture gallery of Rob and Jo Gambi, who climbed Ama Dablam and Island Peak with us in 2004.