To Climb the "Unclimable"

It’s been 43 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 “unclimable” and “fantastically difficult.” This month, Wally Berg and Grant Meekins are guiding an expedition for Berg Adventures International that will follow the same route up the southwest ridge. Please join us for continuous expedition coverage.

© Barry Bishop CollectionAma Dablam - A Historical Perspective

Slides and historical background on the
1961 "Silver Hut" expedition

BAI 2004 Team Members:

Joseph Acero
Jeff Mazer
Don Morgan
Jennifer Shinn

Expedition Dispatches:

Dec 2 - Team Departs
from Kathmandu

Dec 1 - Team Back Together in Kathmandu
Nov 30 - Heading Back to Kathmandu
Nov 26 - Our Summit Push
Nov 25 - Reaching Camp 3
Nov 24 - Thinking of our Families from Camp 1
Nov 23 - Snow at Base Camp
Nov 21 - Ama Dablam Camp I
Nov 19 - More Photos from Pangboche
Nov 18 - The Days Leading to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Nov 15 - Photos from Lobuche Peak
Nov 15 - Successful summit of Lobuche Peak
Nov 12 - Enjoying H amburgers at 15,750 ft
Nov 11 - At Base Camp for Lobuche Peak
Nov 9 - Remembering the First American Everest Expedition
Nov 8 - Visiting Monasteries
Nov 7 - Trekking in the Khumbu
Nov 5 - Maegan joins the team
Nov 4 - Clear Days in the Khumbu
Nov 3 - Berg Adventures Ama Dablam Expedition is Underway

Our objective:

Ama Dablam
Nepal Himalaya

22,494 feet
6857 meters

First Ascent:

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