First Ama Dablam Expedition Departing!
MM Swedish client Per O. joined MM Nepali guide Tulsi Gurung Sherpa recently in Kathmandu as they both prepare for their upcoming ascent of Ama Dablam! Per has been climbing 5000 meter peaks in Africa and Asia over the past two decades and has decided to tackle this stunning 6858 meter (22,501 feet) peak. Prior to his expedition, he is stopping over in Rivendell, Pungitanga, and Dingboche to work on a project that will repair mani wheels. For those of you who have been to Nepal, you know of these beautiful prayer wheels made of metal, wood or stone.
One of the mani wheels in need of repair. Per Ostberg photo
Then it is off to Island Peak and Ama Dablam! We look forward to hearing more from Per and Tulsi as they head up into the valley. Here are some photos from their trip so far!
Prayer flags above Namche Bazaar. Per Ostberg photo
Tengboche monastery. Per Ostberg photo
View of Namche Bazaar from above. Per Ostberg photo
Per on the trail. Tulsi Gurung photo
Per and Tulsi enjoying some tea with the Himalayas in the background. Tulsi Gurung photo
Mount Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Per Ostberg photo
“Everything is perfect so far. Tusli Gurung is a fantastic person and we have lots of fun. We are now at Rivendell in Debouche for the main part of the mani wheel work. We’ll move on to Dingboche on the 13th as planned.. And then to the lofty heights!”
~ Per Ostberg
Video from previous expedition