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

© Barry Bishop Collection

The team traverses on Ama Dablam's near-vertical rock.

© Barry Bishop Collection

A rope harness anchors New Zealand’s Walter Romanes
above a 100-foot drop on Ama Dablam.
Pemba Tenzing climbs toward him on a wire ladder above Camp III.
The Mingbo Valley stretches to distant ramparts.

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Climber on steep mixed terrain of upper Ama Dablam.

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Ward at 20,500 feet on Ama Dablam. Pumori is in the background.

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