KATHMANDU: A team from Seven Summit Treks ‘First Arab Ama Dablam Expedition’ comprising Qatari climber Fahad Badar, Sherief Elabd from Eygpt and Nadhira Al Harthy from Oman have attempted Mt Ama Dablam (6812 m) on January 14.

The winter ascent to Ama dablam consisted of at least 14 climbers which is the first Arabian group ever to climb Mt Ama Dablam in winter.

Similarly, another team of international climbers have also scaled the peak this morning. It consists of a Turkish climber Tunc Findik and a Mexican female climber Viridiana Alvarez. She is known to be the fastest female to climb the top three 8000m peak.

According to Manager Thaneswar Guragai, all the ascents were made between 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM local time.

Earlier, a team of three rope-fixing Sherpas and two members of an expedition team had successfully ascended Mt Ama Dablam on 9 January.

The members of Arabian team are listed below.

  1. Tashi Lakpa Sherpa (Expedition Leader)
  2. Fahad Badar
  3. Sherief Elabd Eygpt
  4. Nadhira Al Harthy
  5. Tunc Findik
  6. Viridiana Alvarez
  7. Dawa Sherpa
  8. Gelu Sherpa
  9. Lakpa Nuru Sherpa
  10. Ming Temba Sherpa
  11. Furtengi Sherpa
  12. Manish Tamang
  13. Dawa Dorchi Sherpa
  14. Mingma Dorchi Sherpa