Expedition AMA DABLAM 2022
Ama Dablam is sometimes referred to as the "Matterhorn" of the Himalayas. If you like a challenging and beautiful route with the necessary variation in rock, snow/ice and want to experience all this at height, then Ama Dablam is a worthy challenge to learn to climb in the high mountains.
She (her name stands for mothers necklace) is known as a mountain where the ice-cold wind and ditto height can be felt seriously. Technically the South West Ridge route is quoted as an AD+ route but there are fixed ropes everywhere so you can choose how you want to climb, with or without.
Experience has taught us that limits can be pushed out of your comfort zone
and we like to share our know-how to motivate others to do so.
That is why we thought it was an excellent opportunity to embark on this expedition together with fellow climbers. The intention is that everyone is free to climb however he/she wishes, but at the same time we can also find ways to support each other and share this fantastic experience.
The Nepalese organization takes care of the permit/transport/accommodation and all facilities at the base camp. Anything above that is your own responsibility with your own resources….free as a bird on the mountain. Start November 11, 2022 - end December 2, 2022
The normal draw is five days but we are reducing it to 3 days. This gives more space and time to climb the mountain. So pre-acclimatization is a big plus.
Nov 10: Exit Belgium
Nov 11 : Arrival Nepal - Kathmandu 1440m
Nov 12 : Kathmandu > flight > Lukla 2840m > Namche 3440m : +600hm
Nov 13: Namche 3440m > Pangboche 3930 m: +490hm
Nov 14 : Pangboche 3930 > BC 4550m : + 620hm
Nov 15 : BC rest day
Nov 16 – Nov 28 : 13 climbing days
Nov 29 : BC- namche Nov
30 : namche-lukla
Dec 1 : Kathmandu Dec
2 : exit Nepal
For the registered expedition members, we organize several meetings with tips about training, altitude, practical arrangements, material and in the practice of Fisiotics altitude training can also be done.
This expedition is for people who have sufficient experience in rock/ ice climbing to be able to start this ascent autonomously and not need personal support (without guide/sherpa). For this climb you need to have the necessary equipment (climbing equipment – high mountain shoes/clothing – tent – burner – freeze-dried meals – sleeping equipment) but if we are with several people we can work together to share material .
Please send us an email for price and all info included/excluded
For Nepal you need a covid vaccine card or a PCR test.
Of course we do this expedition in an eco-friendly way where we minimize waste
and leave nothing behind on the mountain (including no human waste).
This expedition is in collaboration with KBF Climbing and Mountain Sports Federation & De Berghut
You want to climb one off the most beautiful mountains of the Kumbu region? Ready to go out autonomously but in a relatively safe way, in a short time and with like-minded people?
Then you are most welcome at the info evening 16 aug 2022 at 7pm
Technically the South West Ridge route is quoted as an AD+ route but there are fixed ropes everywhere so you can choose how you want to climb, with or without.
There are basically 3 altitude camps possible, but due to its popularity, Kamp2 is overcrowded and there is a fight for the tent places. Camp 3 is located under the large “Dablam” serac and is quite a risky comb site.
Base Camp (4600m) – via Advanced Base Camp – Camp 1 (5700m) : time : 5 to 6 h.
Camp 1 (5700 m) – Camp 2 (6000 m) : time : 3 to 4 hours.
Camp 2 (6000m) – Camp 3 (6300m) : time : 3 to 4 hours.
Camp 3 (6300) to the Summit (6814 m): time 3 to 4 h