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Ama Dablam Picture Gallery

Shanker Hotel, Kathmandu
Lukla Village & Airport

Buddhist Prayer Wheel & Shrine
Steel Cable Bridge with Yak

Entrance to Sangamartha National Park
Swing Bridge & Waterfall

Mountains West of Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar Main Street - Sherpa Lhakpa Dorjee and Cook Jangbu front right

Khumbu Valley Looking South
6000 m Peak near Phakding

Tea at Lodge at Phakding
Entrance to Sangamartha National Park


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Swing Bridge over Khumbu River
Porter Crossing Bridge near Namche Bazaar

Everest on Upper Left, Lhotse in Centre
Left to Right: Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam

Trail from Namche Bazaar to Thangboche
Ama Dablam with Buddhist Shrine in Foreground

The Ama Dablam Lodge with  Yak on Right
The Himalayas

A Porter Load!
Ama Dablam

Lodge in Pangboche with Everest and Ama Dablam behind
Ama Dablam with Breached Lake in

Yaks Carrying René's Red and Yellow Bags
Trail to Ama Dablam

Thangboche Monastery
Trail to Ama Dablam

Monastery at Pangboche

René on Khumbu River Crossing below Ama Dablam
Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp

 Members of the AC Team on Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Dining Tent at Ama Dablam Base Camp

Acclimatisation Hike to Advanced Base Camp with Ming Bo Pass on Left
Cook Tent at Advanced Base Camp

Puja Ceremony: Blessing of Helmets and Ice Axes
Raising the Puja Pole under Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam Base Camp
Advanced Base Camp

René's tent at Ama Dablam Base Camp
Mountains to the South of Ama Dablam Base Camp

Puja Ceremony with Lama Tashi and Sherpas
Ama Dablam Base Camp

René with Flour-Smeared Face - Provides Good Luck for the Climb
Sherpa Team Standing with Lama seated

Advanced Base Camp
View of Ama Dablam from Advanced Base Camp


View of Ama Dablam from Advanced Base Camp



James with Reflections on his Glasses



Inside René's Tent at Camp 1
Relaxing in Afternoon Warmth at Camp 1

Sange Dorjee, René's Personal Sherpa on Ama Dablam




View Looking Back to Camp 1 from Ridge Near Camp 2




SE Ridge Rock Formation, Circa 6000 m High
Gary Kuehn and Sange Dorjee on SE Ridge


Looking SE from René's Tent at Camp 1
Boiling Water at Camp 1


Ama Dablam with Camp 1 in Foreground
View from Camp I to the South West

On South East Ridge with West Ridge in Background
Sange Dorjee and René on SE Ridge

René: Below Camp 2 on SE Ridge
Descending to Camp I on Fixed Ropes


Injured Sherpa at Camp I, Struck by Rock below Orange Tent
René's Tent at Camp I

Ama Dablam from Tangboche: AC Summit Team on Final Top Ice Field at this Time
View Up the Khumbu Valley

Buddhist Shrine on Trail down Khumbu Valley
Geological Folding on Left with Prayer Wheel on Right

Lukla Airport - now called the Hillary Tenzing Airport
Taking off at Lukla down 11 Degree Runway


Cook and Shower Tents back in Base Camp
Ama Dablam from Pangboche on the Return Trip

Ama Dablam AC Summit Team Descending Around 2 pm
Lunch Stop at Phakding

Returning to Lukla, one is Greeted by a Map of the Town
Lukla with Mountain to the West

Last view of the Himalayas
Elephant, Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park
Elephant Breeding Centre, Chitwan National Park


Chitwan National Park - perfect birding venue
Chitwan National Park

Birding day for René in the Chitwan National Park
Peaceful Water Scene in the Chitwan National Park

Natural History Museum, Kathmandu

Elephant Breeding Centre, Chitwan National Park

Sundowners in the Chitwan National Park


Chitwan National Park
René, the Intrepid Birder

Sunset in Chitwan National Park
Dept. of Mines and Geology, Kathmandu

Buddhist Shrine, Kathmandu


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Acknowledgment: Ama Dablam Picture Gallery Photographs Taken by René Hochreiter

Website designed & updated by Gail Hochreiter
Page updated: 02/08/2015