Ama Dablam NE side

Ama Dablam NE side

Ama Dablam NE side when entering the glacier at Island Peak (October 2003)
Mathias Zehring
on Feb 3, 2004 2:56 pm
Image ID: 40572


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Rick B

Rick B - Feb 3, 2004 3:55 pm - Hasn't voted


Mathias you're killing me! Beautiful set of pictures! Can't wait for the summer ...


Huberschwiller - Feb 4, 2004 11:59 am - Voted 10/10

Excellent view

All the splendor of Ama Dablam !


Diggler - Feb 6, 2004 3:06 pm - Voted 10/10

hard core

Great shot!! Man, will you look at that arete?!! I wonder if that's been climbed...

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Feb 7, 2004 4:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: hard core

What I could find out:

The ridge is north ridge. I've read (Berg 87) about a 6-person italian expedition that climbed the north ridge form 16th to 23rd April 1985. This is not named as first ascent, so the ridge has been climbed earlier than 1985.

The wall is north east wall. This was climbed for the first time from November 30th to December 7th 1985 by the americans Michal Kennedy and Carlos Buhler. The source my book (Berg 88) quotes is "Climbing" 94, 1986 page 20.

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Feb 2, 2005 4:29 am - Hasn't voted

North Ridge Ascents

Rob Hall as a young man was on a NZ team that made the 2nd ascent in 1980. I think the 1st was a French team not long before that. An Australian team incl. Tim McCartney-Snape climbed it in 1981(?). Another NZ team climbed it in 1999 or 2000 or so. I think there was a German ascent along the way too, so there have been at least 5 or 6 ascents.


Den Arkin Smith

Den Arkin Smith - Jan 13, 2007 12:29 am - Voted 10/10

thank you all!

Thanks for the photo (to Mathias) and thank you all! Reading this little retrospection of the latest decades of Ama Dablam's history made me quite excited. We simply love this mountain! The black and white design (in my image gallery) was inspired after Ama Dablam. Unique shape!
But less people know the NE side.
And... lovely to hear about poor Rob Hall's great act.(I didn't know!)


Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Feb 20, 2004 9:33 am - Voted 10/10

Excellent shot of the Ama Dablam !

A lot of thanks for posting.

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