Nepal | October 17, 2019

Climbing route to Mt Ama Dablam summit opens

Rajan Pokhrel
Mt Everest acclimatisation Ama Dablam spring climbing

FILE: Climber hike towards Ama Dablam to near upper Pangboche, for acclimatisation the Mt Everest, in April 2017. Photo: Ben Jones/Facebook

KATHMANDU: A three-member rope fixing team successfully reached the summit of Mt Ama Dablam, becoming the second team of the season to stand atop the 6,812 metre-peak in Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, according to the expedition organiser.

Iswari Paudel, Managing Director at Himalayan Guides Nepal Pvt Ltd, said that Pemba Sherpa from Solukhumbu, Pasang Tenjing Sherpa from Sankhuwasabha and Siddi Bahadur Tamang of Dolakha reached the summit of the mountain at 3:20 pm, fixing the ropes from Camp II.

Earlier, Jyamchang Bhote an IFMGA mountain guide along with Belgian climber Martin Paul Discors and Manuel Alejandro Jimenez Carrosa from Sweden climbed the mountain in alpine style on October 10.

Expedition Operator Association Nepal has assigned HGN to fix the ropes on Mt Ama Dablam this season. “All three climbers have now been descending to the lower camps,” Paudel said.

After the Sherpas open the route to the summit, more than 200 climbers who obtained permits from the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation could ascend to the summit of Mount Ama Dablam now.

Foreign climbers along with their high altitude workers and support staff have already reached base camp for acclimatization. Mt Ama Dablam receives hundreds of climbers every year since American climber Barry Bishop reportedly made the first ascent to the majestic peak in 1961.

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