Two Argentines with Amadablam Dream in Kathmandu!
TAGnepal is delighted to welcome two climbing enthusiasts Eliana Nancy Molina and Gonzalo Gaston Cabral from Argentina in Kathmandu. They will be staying in Nepal for about one month for Amadablam Expedition.They arrived Kathmandu on 27th April and, currently are busy in last minute preparation for the Expedition. Their real trip starts once they depart to Lukla tomorrow for about a week’s pre-climb acclimatization trek to Amadablam Base Camp (4,500 m), a big grassy pastureland of Khumjung village. As soon as they reach the Base Camp, they will start the preparation and stay there for about two weeks to ascend the peak. After their ascent, they will retrace the trek to Lukla and finish the round trip in Kathmandu.
Mt. Amadablam (6,812 m) is known as one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya.The name Amadablam refers to an amulet box (dablam) worn by a mother (ama) in the local vernacular. It rises impressively a few miles south of Mt. Everest and Lhotse and overlooks Tengboche monastery, the region’s largest monastery that stands sentinel over the Khumbu region. The mountain is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges. Despite its lower elevation (deceptive though), it is regarded as one of the most technical mountains for its ice gullies, corniced ridge, steep ice wall, a perfect 50- degree ice slope and very narrow camp site on a very exposed section of a ridge. So, climbing Amadablam requires the climbers to be competent in alpine ice-climbing technique and have experience climbing on mixed terrain carrying a pack on one’s back. It is often compared to Matterhorn, a peak of the Alps in southwestern Switzerland near the border with the Italian region of Valle d’Aosta, but is about 3,000 m taller. Because of its classic beauty that outshines the adjacent mountains, Amadablam leaves an indelible impression on many trekkers in Nepal.
Right now, our climbers are really excited about the whole trip and are in their best spirit to ascend this beautiful mountain. Good luck from TAGnepal!