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Ama dablam expedition

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