The 1961 "Silver Hut" expedition and first ascent of Ama Dablam:

© Barry Bishop Collection

Christmas at the Silver Hut.
The team brought a pine tree up from the lowlands and
held a big feast in the cramped quarters.

© Barry Bishop Collection

The Silver Hut. The Silver Hut was assembled from
100-odd parts of a pre-fabricated hut based on systems used by
expeditions in Antarctica and measured 22 feet by 10 feet..

© Barry Bishop Collection

Bishop, who patched his trousers with tent cloth, stands on the
Silver Hut Glacier and measures the sun’s energy with an Epply radiometer.
Irene Ortenburger, who trekked 180 miles from Kathmandu with
other wives of the expedition members, records the figures.

All Photographs Copyright Barry Bishop & The Bishop Collection

Ama Dablam 2002
BAI team:

Wally Berg,
Canmore, Alberta
Brent Bishop,
Bozeman, Montana
David Burger,
Boulder, Colorado
Garry Porter
Olalla, Washington
Ryland Gardner
Edwards, Colorado
Doug Frost
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Our objective:

22,494 feet
6857 meters

First Ascent:

March 13, 1961
Barry Bishop
Wally Ramanes
Mike Gill
Mike Ward