Ama Dablam

Elevation (feet): 22,494
Elevation (meters): 6,856
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 27.861111
Longitude: 86.861111
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1961
First successful climber(s): Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, Wally Romanes
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Namche Bazar, Nepal

Ama Dablam, whose name means Mother and her Necklace, is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mount Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It stands among many 22,000 to 24,000 foot peaks that surround the high valleys of this region, yet stands out by way of its classic beauty: It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. It is often compared to the Matterhorn, but is 10,000 feet taller. Ama Dablam forms a lasting impression on many trekkers in Nepal, as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp.