Four teams scale Ama Dablam, Pumori peaks

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 3:

With the onset of the climbing season, four expeditions teams have scaled Mt Ama Dablam and Mt Pumori, according to the mountaineering department of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.The six-member Russian Ama Dablam Expedition II climbed the 6812-metre Mt Ama Dablam on March 14 and 16.Mountain guide Pavel Shabalin, alpinist Andrey Mariev and builder Iliyas Tukhvatullin scaled the peak on March 14. Likewise, Victor Bobok, manager, Yuri Koshelenko, mountain guide, Iliyas Tukhvatullin, builder and Alexey Bukinich, tour guide, scaled the peak on March 16,said the Tourism Ministry in its release.

The team led by Bobok and organised by the Asian Trekking was permitted to climb the peak through normal route within a period of forty days, starting March 3.

Likewise, another seven-member Russian Ama Dablam Expedition I climbed Mt Ama Dablam on March 14 and 15. Nikolay Zhillin and Yuri Ermachek reached atop Ama Dablam on March 14. Similarly, Nikolay Chernyy, Vladimir Lavrinenko, Petr Kouznetsov, Vladimir Arkhipov and Gleb Sokolov scaled the summit on March 14.The team led by Chernyy was permitted to climb Ama Dablam via the normal route, starting March 3.Seven high altitude Sherpas and eight members of the International Pumori Expedition 2004 Teams (Team I & Team II) climbed the 7161-m Mt. Pumori on March 23 and 24.

Jay Reilly, rock climbing instructor from Australia, Kirsti Loise Samson from the UK and Daniel Paul Marino from Australia conquered the peak on March 23. Jangbu Sherpa, Maya Sherpa, Furba Tamang, and Ang Shera Sherpa also scaled the peak.

Similarly, Daniel Lee Mazur from the US, Aidan Matthew Forde and Micheal Long from Ireland, Marion Joncheres from France scaled Pumori on March 25. Philip Aikman from the UK, Gyaluk Sherpa, Lakpa Sherpa and Tenzing Sherpa also scaled the peak on the same day. The teams led by Reilly and Mazur were permitted to climb the peak via normal route within a period of sixty days, starting March 3.This Expedition team was organised by the Parivar Trekking Private Ltd.