First Arab Winter Expedition in Mt Ama Dablam

KATHMANDU: As the country opened for trekking and mountaineering activities from October 17, climbers from around the world have arrived here to attempt to climb different mountains.

“A group of climbers from Arab comprising Fahad Badar from Qatar, Sherief Elabd from Eygpt and Nadhira Al Harthy from Oman will be attempting to climbing Mt AMa Dablam. “This is the first Arabi group ever to attempt Ama Dablam in winter,” said Thaneswar Guragai, Manager at Seven Summit Treks, which organises the expedition.

Another team of International climbers in Ama Dablam winter include Tunc Findik, a veteran climber from Turkey who climbed thirteen 8000m peak, remaining Nanga Parbat to complete all fourteen, Mexican female climber Viridiana Alvarez known for the fastest female to climb top three 8000m peak and Indian female climber Shanti Rai.

Expedition leader Tashi Lakpa Sherpa also holds a record as the youngest climber in the world to scale Mt Everest without using supplemental oxygen.

All members will strictly follow health and safety protocols introduced by the government to stem the spread of COVID-19 before joining the expedition here, according to the Seven Summit Treks.