To Climb the "Unclimbable"
It’s been 41 years since Barry Bishop and three others were the first to make it to the summit of a mountain that Sir Edmund Hillary had previously called “unclimbable” and “fantastically difficult.” This month, Wally Berg and Barry Bishop’s son, Brent, are co-guiding an expedition for Berg Adventures International that will follow the same route up the southwest ridge. Please join us for continuous expedition coverage.
Ama Dablam - A Historical Perspective
Slides and historical background on the 1961 "Silver Hut" expedition
BAI Expedition Dispatches:
October 23 - Old friends and new adventures ahead
Later October 23rd - On the trail again
October 25 - Inspiring view and great news
October 26 - Too much apple pie?
October 27 - Two Monasteries, a Yeti Scalp and Ang Temba’s House in Pangboche
October 30 - Pheriche
Lobuche Peak Base Camp - the 31st of October
November 1st - Mountaineering dreams come true
November 2nd - Success on Lobuche Peak
November 2 - After Lobuche Peak
November 3rd - Onward to Ama Dablam
November 5 - Pooja day at BAI Ama Dablam base camp
November 6 - From “Yak Camp” to Camp One
November 7 - "Nothing but air under your feet"
November 10 - Three generations of Bishop climbers
November 11 - Picking Mushrooms at 20,000'
November 12 - BAI team on the Summit of Ama Dablam!
November 14 - Slippery Descent
Expedition Recap - Ama Dablam Summit Day
More summit day photos
Still more photos from summit day
BAI Ama Dablam 2002, Final Dispatch