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2013 Nepal Expedtion – Mera, Island Peak and Ama Dabalam

Camp 2 and the Yellow Tower

07 Nov

The travel from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is not all that far – however it does pack in some of the most spectacular terrain I have climbed on in Nepal. The ridge itself alternated between snow, ice and rock this year however the traverse sections were free of snow which made things easier.  For […]

To Yak Camp and Camp 1

06 Nov

Originaly, by the time we had planned to arrive at Ama Dablam we were to have slept at 5750m on Mera Peak, crossed the Amphu Labsta and also slept at 5600m on Island Peak.  This was all changed by the storm.   Instead we arrived at Ama Dablam basecamp having reached 5300m just below Mera […]

Ama Dablam Basecamp

06 Nov

Arriving in AD basecamp (ADBC) was definatley a very awesome moment.  The walk up from Pangboche takes upto 4 hours and gains about 750m.  As you walk up the imposing bulk of Ama Dablam looms above you until you finally arrive in the amphitheatre like bowl that is ADBC. One of the more spectacular aspects […]

Zatra Lha, Lukla and up to Pangboche

06 Nov

We needed to head back to Lukla before making our way up to Pangboche and on to Ama Dablam.  All the main passes had been closed by the storm but we were planning on climbing uop and over the Zatra Lha (4500m) from Khote (3500m).  Rumors were flying about the Zatra Lha being closed and […]

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