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Nepal: Touristing in the Kathmandu Valley, Everest Base Camp Trek, Climb of Lobuche East and Attempt on Ama Dablam


04/14/2009 7:30 pm
04/14/2009 9:30 pm
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Ama DablamAma Dablam is one of the most recognizable mountains in the world. Its picture is featured in many calendars, books about Nepal and it's even a symbol of one of the major investment companies. At 6,812 metres (22,349 feet) it towers over the trekkers going to Everest Base Camp. It adds to the
mountain's allure that there is no real easy way to the summit -
the easiest route contains exposed 5.7+ sections above 19,000 ft and high angle
ice sections above 20,000 ft. The name means "Mother's Charm Box" referring
to the huge hanging glacier resembling charm box worn by elderly Sherpa
women.

In October of 2008 PCS member Julius Gawlas embarked on a five week long
trip that started in Kathmadu valley during one of the major Nepali
festivals of Durga Puja. Festivities were followed by a trek to Everest Base
Camp and summiting of one of Nepali trekking peaks: Lobuche East at 19,800
ft. Finally the group reached Ama Dablam base camp, settled in and made
summit bid despite difficult ice conditions.

Come to the meeting to learn about Nepali culture, trekking life, EBC and
high altitude climbing in maybe the most stunning mountains in the world.

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