The Pearl of the Himalayas
They call Ama Dablam the Pearl of the Himalayas situated in the hear of Everest’s Khumbu. Its main peak is 6,812 meters (22,349 feet). In the Nepali language, Ama Dablam means 'mother's necklace'. The glacier hanging from the mountain resembles the traditional pendant worn by Sherpa women. Three long ridges of the mountain look like the arms of a mother as she opens them to clasp her child.
While not the highest mountain in the world, it is highly technical and requires expert mountaineering skills. Is was first climbed in 1961, and today this beautiful mountain continues to attract adventurists.
Ama Dablam: Peculiarities of Climbing
Most expeditions follow the main route along the Southwest Ridge. Most attempt to summit from Camp 3 which is located just below the hanging glacier.