october 10 to november 7, 2013
Ama Dablam w/ SummitClimb/SummitTrek
October & November (29 days). Led by Dan Mazur and Max Kausch, our 13th expedition to the most famous rock-ice-snow climb in all Asia. Technical but accomplishable, Ama Dablam is 6800 meters/22,300 feet high and one of the most photographed peaks in the world, just 20 kilometers/12 miles from Everest. In fact, Ama Dablam is known as the 'Matterhorn of the Himalaya' and is perfect for beginner, intermediate and expert rock, ice and snow climbers alike. The climbing route ascends very safe fixed ropes up good solid granite rock, then mixed rock and snow, then steeper snow and some ice to this graceful summit where you can see incredible views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and Nuptse among others. **Technical grade: While much of Ama Dablam is 'semi-technical' scrambling while attached to fixed ropes, the most difficult moves are only 10 meters/30 feet high and require you to be able to follow (not lead) fixed lines at a climbing grade of French 4, British severe, and North American 5.7. Four members have joined the team. Full Service Cost: $6850; Basic Climb Cost: $2450.