The stunning pyramid of Ama Dablam is regarded as one of the world’s most exquisite and sought after peaks, alongside the infamous Matterhorn and Khan Tengri. The ambitious and experienced mountaineer will find the South West Ridge a rewarding challenge. We take the standard route up Ama Dablam which offers steep snow, ice and rock climbing in exhilarating and exposed situations. Fixed lines will be used in our ascent, to aid speed and efficient movement on this impressive mountain. Although just under 7000m we organise our Ama Dablam expeditions as a 7000m peak due to the nature of the climb. According to Sue Giller (SW Ridge 1982) it is “A near perfect climb on a near perfect mountain”.
Baruntse is a spectacular mountain with stunning views of Everest, Makalu & Lhotse. Situated close to Makalu it is remote and at the centre of three glacier valleys, the Imja, the Hunku and Barun. It is objectively safe and offers a tremendously rewarding climb among the world’s highest peaks. Baruntse provides a good progression and an ideal objective for those who have previously climbed to around 6000m. The Expedition will approach the mountain via Lukla, the Mera La and Hinku valley as if going to Mera Peak. We would exit via the Ambulapcha Pass past Island Peak and then down the main Everest trail. An optional ascent of Mera Peak is available during the approach to aid acclimatisation.
Located in the eastern part of the Annapurna Range south of the Thorong La, Annapurna IV is a spectacular seven thousand-metre peak that can be completed in just 30 days. This climb will require three camps to be set above Base Camp (C1 5500m, C2 6200m, C3 6600m) and is predominantly over snow and ice. Higher than the average 7000m peak, Annapurna IV is ideal training for Everest and avoids the need to do another 8000m peak. Breath-taking views of Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, the Annapurnas and the sacred Machapuchare. The expedition will be led by the charismatic Di Gilbert, who has led a number of 6000m, 7000m and 8000m Peak expeditions for Adventure Peaks.