S: Made it !
BC: Tengboche Monastery, 12,887 ft.
FC: Mt. Everest Base Camp Expedition March 30th - April 12th, 2011
1: Start | End
3: Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), the lower western peak is 5,563 metres (18,251 ft). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp. Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge. They were well-acclimatised to altitude, having wintered over at 5800 metres near the base of the peak as part of the Silver Hut Scientific Expedition of 1960-61, led by Sir Edmund Hillary. Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge (right skyline in the photo). Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam. As with Mt. Everest, the best climbing months are April-May (before the monsoon) and September-October.
4: Yes, we
5: were really there ...
9: Lukla Elevation 9,383 ft
10: Lukla | Monjo | Namche | Tengboche | 9,383' | 9,301' | 11,286' | 12,887' | Mar 29th | Mar 30th | Mar 31st | UP
11: Dingboche | Lobuche | Gorak Shep | EBC | 14,250' | 16,175' | 17,000' | 17,862' | Apr 1st | Apr 2nd | Apr 3rd | Apr 4th | Apr 5th
12: Scott Fischer
14: Base Camp Elev. 17,862 ft
17: April 6th, 2011
18: EBC | Pheriche | 17,862' | 13,950' | Apr 6th | Apr 7th | DOWN
19: Debuche | Namche | Lukla | 10,900' | 11,286' | 9,383' | Apr 8th | Apr 9th
21: Friends in High Places
22: The City | of
23: K | athmandu | Thamel
24: On The Road
26: On The Road | On The Road | On The .....
27: Road Again
28: The People of NEPAL