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

© Barry Bishop Collection

A high camp on Ama Dablam

© Barry Bishop Collection

The team regroups and repacks.

© Barry Bishop Collection
Heading to the top.

© Barry Bishop Collection

The team celebrates the first successful ascent of Ama Dablam.

All Photographs Copyright Barry Bishop & The Bishop Collection

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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