Ama Dablam Mountain in Nepal stands at 6,813m and is known as the ‘mountaineers mountain’ due to its technical nature and difficult terrain. Many mountaineers come from all over the world to test their technical ability amidst the high altitude of the Himalayas.
Despite its technical nature, Ama Dablam is a relatively safe expedition compared to many of the more deadly peaks in the Himalayas. However, the ‘mountaineers mountain’ comes with its own perils aswell. Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace”. The long ridges on each side of the mountain represent the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child. The hanging glacier (or serac) is thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. In 2006 a big accident occurred when the Dablam partially collapsed and caused several deaths at the exposed camp three.
I set off to climb Ama Dablam but also to document the entire journey with my aerial photography and regular camera setup. It is to be noted that there is an expensive drone permit required to fly in the Khumbu region, which our company handled for us. I trekked in and climbed with Seven Summit Treks. It was my favorite experience so far of any of my expeditions. They were super professional, handled any loose ends, and managed all logistics when required. They also have the best base camp set-up and a friendly atmosphere no matter if you are a climbing legend or a newcomer like me.
In this gallery, I’ve posted all of my favorite photos from the Ama Dablam climb in chronological order so you can scroll through and re-live the trek and climb as you go. I hope you enjoy my Ama Dablam Gallery. To purchase or publish any of these photos, please shoot me an email to [email protected]
On this climb, I captured all of my photos of Ama Dablam Mountain with the following gear:
- Camera: Sony A7riii
- Lenses: 24-105mm f4, 16-35mm f4, 100-400mm f4
- Drone: DJI Mavic Air 2S