Teams Progress on Ama Dablam

Sherpas fix the rocky sections of Ama Dablam on their way to Camp 3. Photo: Seven Summit Treks
Lakpa Dendi Sherpa and Gesman Tamang from Seven Summit Treks, together with three more Sherpas working with Himalayan Guides, have fixed the route until Camp 3 (6,200m) on Ama Dablam. Next stop will be the summit.
Meanwhile, the foreign climbers continue their acclimatization rotations in the lower camps. Members of Garrett Madison’s team headed for Camp 2 today, after spending last night in Camp 1.
SST is the biggest team in place, with 21 members. Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism has issued a permit for six additional climbers, which likely corresponds to Madison and his five clients.
Everyone endured uncertainty during the quarantine period in Kathmandu. The Khumbu Valley closed when coronavirus cases surfaced in Namche Bazaar. Madison considered climbing other peaks in different areas of Nepal. Luckily, the Khumbu reopened, and the teams are now enjoying great weather and no crowds.

The only climbing permits issued in Nepal so far this season.

Additionally, some groups are hiking and climbing up the so-called trekking peaks, including Sergey Baranov, Alexey Pogorelyy, Viktoriia Lozovaia and Oleksandr Nastenko, who summited Lobuche today. 

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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