Photo by Gábor Vass dr.
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|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.