Berg Adventures International 2006 Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam demands the attention of all those who pass by.  Its graceful lines of rock, ice, and steep fluted snow have been a draw for mountaineers for years.  Four of the six highest mountains in the world ring this enchanted valley, but it is Ama Dablam that defines the core of an alpinist’s dreams:  Join us as we attempt to climb the classic route on the Southwest Ridge of Ama Dablam this fall.

© Barry Bishop CollectionAma Dablam - A Historical Perspective

First published as part of our Ama Dablam 2002 Expedition:

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

BAI 2006 Team Members:

Peter Amantia
George Carabetta
Karen Kilian (Lobuche Peak)

BAI Staff:

John Freeman
Ang Temba Sherpa

Expedition Dispatches:

November 24, 2006 Ama Dablam Wrap-Up

November 22, 2006 Images from Our Ama Dablam Climb
November 22, 2006 Images from Our Lobuche Climb
November 20, 2006 Reflecting on High Mountains and Friends
November 19, 2006 Exploring Ama Dablam
November 17, 2006 – Pooja Day and Moving to Camp 1
November 16, 2006 Preparing for the Climb
November 15, 2006 Team Reaches Ama Dablam Base Camp
November 14, 2006 The Second Phase of our Adventure

November 13, 2006 Team Reaches the Summit of Lobuche
November 12, 2006 High Camp on Lobuche
November 11, 2006 Goodbye to One of Our Teammates
November 11, 2006 Sushi at Lobuche Base Camp
November 9, 2006 Enjoying the Views from Pheriche
November 7, 2006 Mani Rimdu Festival in Full Swing
November 6, 2006 Exploring Khunde
November 4, 2006 Off the Beaten Path to Thame
November 3, 2006 Schools, Shopping and Four-legged Friends
November 2, 2006 Keeping a Steady Pace
November 1, 2006 Our First Day of Trekking

October 31, 2006 - Namaste from Kathmandu

Our objective:

Ama Dablam
Nepal Himalaya

22,494 feet
6857 meters

First Ascent:

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