I have recently returned from a great work trip to Nepal expedition leading for www.adventurepeaks.com. We flew into Kathmandu and then travelled up the Khumbu valley to climb Island Peak (6189m) and then on to Ama Dablam (6856m). Island Peak gave a great climb as did Ama Dablam, however due to some very heavy late snow fall we couldn't summit Ama Dablam, we had a relatively short time slot and the fixing of ropes and finding good snow anchors was the issue. None the less we had a great trip and enjoyed summiting Island Peak and some great mountaineering up to the camp 2 area on Ama Dablam, as well as all the great trekking between and Nepali culture.
Arriving at Island Peak summit (6189m)
First daylight on Island Peak summit day
Lhotse South Face above...
Bridge on route to Namche
First glimpse of Ama Dablam!
Good to meet the owners of the Sherpa Adventure Gear store in Namche
Everest left and Ama Dablam on right
Lhotse South Face memorial
Yaks to Island Peak BC
The Holy bird
Early start on Island Peak
Upper glacier on Island Peak
Island Peak summit
Lakpa Sherpa tells us about his attempt on Lhotse South Face (behind)
Summit ridge of Island Peak, Ama Dablam north ridge behind
The infamous Yeti skull and hand at Monastery in Pangboche Upper (allegedly)
Carving in Monastery
Ama Dablam from BC
Jumar practice on the boulder near Ama Dablam BC
Mule loads arrive (not on little one)
On way to Ama ABC