• Ama Dablam, Solo Khumbu, Himalaya, Nepal Ama Dablam, Solo Khumbu, Himalaya, Nepal
  • Buddhist Stupa with an Ama Dablam backdrop, Nepal Buddhist Stupa with an Ama Dablam backdrop, Nepal
  • An inquisitive boy at Namche Bazaar, Nepal An inquisitive boy at Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Climb Ama Dablam: Rock, Ice & Snow

Ama Dablam is one of the most impressive mountains in the world, not only for its altitude (6,812m), but for its beauty and pure exposure. In the local tongue, Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace", which refers to the shape of the mountain's sheer ridge and glacier.

The Route

Ama Dablam is a technically difficult climb with a combination of rock, ice and snow. Most climbers scale the Southwest Ridge using expedition style, which means fixing ropes, transporting loads, and acclimatising slowly. 

Ama Dablam Map

Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. Any ice that peels off the glacier typically goes left, away from the camp. However, a 2006 avalanche proved otherwise.

A Stepping Stone

For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the view for anyone trekking to Mt Everest basecamp. And that seems to be a typical itinerary over several years: Everest Basecamp, then Ama Dablam, then Everest's summit.

Ama Dablam

But, Ama Dablam is a rugged technical mountain, one which even Everest veterans struggle with. The step between Everest Base Camp and Ama Dablam's summit requires thorough training and extensive mountaineering experience. The rock climbing alone, which is reasonable at sea level, is made much more difficult in mountaineering boots at altitudes over 6,000m.

 

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Vital Stats

Duration 15-35 days (avg)
When to go Apr - May
Alternative Period Oct - Nov
Alternative Period Jan - Jan
Highest Altitude 6,812 m
Ama Dablam 22,349 ft
Required Training 6 months

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Countries

Greater Asia

Activities

  • Mountaineering
  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Rock/Ice Climbing
  • Altitude 4000m+