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CissaTough and rewarding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2014

Cissa

Was going to climb it alpine style but my partner got sick on Island Peak and bailed. I decided to go at it alone since I'd be obliged to use fixed ropes. Ported everything myself (about 26kg) to C1, took a rest day there and luckily ran into two spaniards also going unsupported. We headed together the rest of the way to the summit. 6 days from BC to BC, no porters, no climbing sherpas, no babysitters. We were the only unsupported, independent climbers on the mountain, and sherpas dont seem to like that very much. Astounded by the amount of inexperienced people attempting this climb but who dont even know how to rappel.
Posted Nov 1, 2014 4:52 am

SietoSouth West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2013

Sieto

Great climb! Summited 5 days after the route was (finally) opened, which took a long time due to heavy snowfalls early in the season.
Posted Dec 3, 2013 6:23 am

alimeikleSW Ridge  Sucess!
Nice mountain-well done to all who did it rope/guide/etc free. I didn't. Still nice
Posted Dec 27, 2008 7:30 am

TRPSW ridge  Sucess!

TRP

What a beautiful mountain! I climbed this route with my wife in 2002. we spent a month treking around the Khumbu, climbed island and lobuche to acclimatize then made a two day ascent. we were the first group of the season to summit. The last 500 to the summit, absoulutley amazing climbing and exposure. Actually all of it is steep and exposed, but I was loving the last bit the best!!
Posted Dec 7, 2008 1:44 am

TodoVerticalSW Ridge - SOLO - No sherpas - Alpine Style  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

TodoVertical

It was a beautiful experience !!



Summit day was very cold, in fact, two expeditions did not leave Camp 3 that day. I started from Camp 2 at 02:00am, arrived at Camp 3 at 04:40am where I jumped into one of the tents to protect me from the cold wind.

I sat there for almost two hours. At around 06:30am I left for the summit wich I reached at 10:40am. The wind was a killer, 60km/h sometimes even harder. Temperature was -15ÂșC. I jump into a rimaya for 20min at one point to get out of the wind because I was scared of frostbite.

It was just me in the summit that day. Going down was easier, but I took some precautions.

[+] Info & Photos
Posted Dec 16, 2007 4:40 am

radsonRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 05-Nov-2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2005

radson

Climbed it with FTA on the same group as LS
Posted Aug 1, 2007 7:35 pm

TorstenWPart Of The Way Up...
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2007

TorstenW

Took a day trip up one of the slim ridges abutting the steep west spire. It was supposed to be a rest day in Dengboche for us on the way to Everest basecamp, but I felt great and that mountain is just way too captivating. Left with a friend and two Sherpa guides. I was on a mission. No technical climbing gear was used, we scrambled carefully. Unfortunately my friend had to quit about halfway due to slight ams symptoms. We were ascending quite rapidly due to the fairly steep terrain and the relative ease of basically hiking up unhindered most of the way. Got up to about 5100m, give or take. Loads of fun, and seriously beautiful!!! I'm going to make the summit one of these days...
Posted Jun 7, 2007 1:56 am

highiceclassic!  Sucess!
this is simply as good as a classic gets! perfect weather made me almost regret for purposely climbing in blizzards to train for a himal climb. 9 of us summited out of 19, very great odds we hear. non guided too!
Posted Jan 30, 2007 9:05 pm

brandonSW Ridge
Date Climbed: May 4, 2006

brandon

First summit of the year, along with my buddy Tom, a German and a Sherpa. Followed by 3 more Germans, and a couple of Italians the following day.
"No porters? No cook? You guys crazy!" the refrain we heard from the Nepali's loitering aroud basecamp.
We had been led to believe the route had been cleaned up over the years, but wow, as many as 27 fixed ropes on some sections. Horrible. But the mountain in beautiful and the route challenging even with the fixed webs trying to trap you.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 1:52 am

LSRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 03-Nov-2005  Sucess!

LS

I joined a Fieldtouring Alpine expedition in autumn 2005 and reached the summit on a cold november-day. See the trip report and photos here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/asia/ama_dablam



I also met and talked to the Finnish guy who has signed the summit-log below :-)
Posted Jan 29, 2006 9:13 pm

Samuli MansikkaRoute Climbed: South-West Ridge Date Climbed: October 20th 2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2005

Samuli Mansikka

After acclimitizing ourselves on Island Peak Tuomas and I climbed Ama Dablam as an independent and self-sufficient part of Dan Mazur's Summit Climb team. That is, did everything above the base camp by ourselves with no porters or guides.

Our plan was to summit from camp 2 but because of nearing weather front descended back to base camp and on the second attempt established camp 3 and summitted from there.

South-West ridge is such an elegant route and we really enjoyed the climb!

Photos: http://www.samulimansikka.com/retkikunnat/amadablam2005/galleria.html
Posted Jan 7, 2006 7:16 am

MjollnirRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: Nov. 8th, 2005  Sucess!

Mjollnir

A Really beautiful and intimidating mountain. Climbed with a British group led by Tim Mosedale. Summitted with an 18-year-old Brit named Rob Gauntlet. Awesome experience.
Posted Nov 22, 2005 7:06 am

rdesotaRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: 11/7/2005  Sucess!

rdesota

An incredible mountain in an incredible place. Camp 2 to the summit back to Camp 2 on summit day. Great weather, but it was cold. We were accompanied by my six year old daughter and wife all the way to base camp at 15,000' - they loved it!
Posted Nov 20, 2005 5:35 pm

CautiousRoute Climbed: South West Ridge Date Climbed: 22nd October 2002  Sucess!

Cautious

First 6000m+ summit. Climbed with an International expedition led by Dan Mazur. Great route, lots of varied climbing. Wonderful views.
Posted Nov 23, 2004 11:01 am

benjackRoute Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!

benjack

First big mountain. Exellent experience.
Posted Aug 14, 2003 10:49 am

kullabergRoute Climbed: sw ridge Date Climbed: oct 88

kullaberg

reached a high point just beyond the mushroom ridge (23000'). didn't give myself enough time to acclimatize. great route though, with tons of varied climbing including a fair amount of excellent rock. we made the first ascent in 4 years, and first ever danish himalayan expedition.
Posted Dec 1, 2002 7:52 pm

Ascending PathRoute Climbed: South West Ridge- "free"/ no fixed lines! Date Climbed: 11/12/00  Sucess!

Ascending Path

What a beautiful peak!

We are guiding it again in the Spring of 2003.

www.theascendingpath.com
Posted Oct 31, 2002 1:35 pm

Rhino Holding MesserRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: nov 2000  Sucess!
hard
Posted Apr 16, 2002 7:24 am

Alan ArnetteRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: October, 2000  Sucess!

Alan Arnette

I sumitted Ama Dablam on October 26, 2000. Please visit my personal web site for pictures, a short movie and a story about the climb
Posted Jul 29, 2001 1:03 pm

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