Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam Trip Report (#21546)

  • Signed By: Chris Szymiec of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Date submitted: December 16, 2008
  • Number of People Encountered:11-25 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Neutral

Please be well aware that Ama Dablam is becoming more difficult from 6300M to the summit. What used to be a nice 50 degree snow slope is now a 50 degree blue ice and mixed climb.

I would highly recommend not staying in Camp 3 due to avy danger. Climbers should either prepare to climb from camp 2 (6000M) or dig out tent platforms on the mushroom ridge. You may be able to fit apx. 5 tents in 2 spots on the ridge.

This is an amazing route but it is a serious undertaking: despite the fixed ropes.

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