Ama Dablam 1979-Tom Frost, DR & Jeff Lowe

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Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 18, 2011 - 12:23am PT
Sorry to hear you got snowed out, Tyler.

Our experience was radically different: sunbathing naked at Camp II (19,600') pretty much any morning up there. The camp was on an ice shelf fifty feet down off the east side of the ridge. You'd pull your foam pad out of the tent, stretch it across the ice and up the granite for a backrest, look straight off at the sunrise over the Mingbo La at about the same elevation, and roll up some of the local ganja. Then suit up and carry a load and it would be snowing lightly as we came back down the fixed ropes in the afternoon.




I didn't touch that green duffel, I swear...
Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
May 18, 2011 - 02:45am PT
I think I had the best view off my hotel room from Loboche advance camp
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rodney korich

Mountain climber
evergreen,co
Jul 11, 2011 - 03:43pm PT
my alabi is that i was over on the Arun river scouting for the second film
reddirt

climber
PNW
Jul 31, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
a bump for Jello
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
Tell us more rodney.
Scole

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 29, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Ama Dablam (Mother's Charm Box) is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and one of the best I have climbed. It would have been nice without all the ratty fixed lines and the electron ladder fixed on the 5.8 pitch made it impossible to free, but what an amazing place!

I was impressed with the sacrifice that all of the teams on the mountain made when one of our team members was seriously injured by rockfall. Everyone stopped what they were doing and helped with the carry out. Several teams sacrificed their own summit chances to help an injured foreigner.

Credit: Scole
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec 29, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Nice to see this string rolling again! I could add a few shots of semi naked friends sunbathing at altitude on our autumn 88 trip - just to back up Guido's story...!

Until then: Happy New Year!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Right back at ya, Michael!

Post and Proost!
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 16, 2015 - 02:04pm PT
Hm, seems that I totally forgot my promise to post more photos from our 1988 (post monsoon) Danish Ama Dablam Expedition. The half naked people though are rather boring - and the following only slighty less. Anyway...:

Me hiking towards ABC:


ABC:


Bivouac on the Dablam:


Our doctor Henrik Jessen Hansen on summit. Makalu behind:


The team:


Henrik being carried out due to frostbite. Taweche behind:


A small Swiss group with young photographer Robert Bösch (of Mammut fame, right) swapped their N-Ridge route with our S-Ridge, which they dispatched quickly after our ascent:


Michael
KristofferSzilas

Mountain climber
Denmark
Nov 16, 2015 - 02:57pm PT
Too bad that some people apparently don't respect the mountains any more. Ama Dablam is getting uglier by the year because of tourists who wants to summit at any cost...
This is what that mountain looked like when I did an alpine-style ascent of its SW-ridge in 2009:

Clusterf**k on Ama Dablam.
Clusterf**k on Ama Dablam.
Credit: KristofferSzilas

Alpine climbing on a messed up Ama Dablam, Khumbu Valley.
Alpine climbing on a messed up Ama Dablam, Khumbu Valley.
Credit: KristofferSzilas

The crux of this climb has literally become not to trip over fixed lines!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2017 - 04:13pm PT
Bump for the love of a pristine peak...
another nickname

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Yazoo Ms
Apr 14, 2017 - 08:03am PT
one of the better threads.
Are the 1979 jogging shorts equally as obscene as the current situation there?
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Jan 20, 2018 - 07:31pm PT
Good stuff.
Bale

Mountain climber
UT
Aug 29, 2018 - 10:53am PT
Bump for Jeff and Tom.
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