Exploring the “other” Himalaya climbs


Exploring the “other” Himalaya climbs

Climber Alan Arnette writes about two almost-8,000-meter peaks in the Himalayas: Ama Dablam and Pumori:

“When people think of climbing in the Himalaya, almost everyone thinks of Mt. Everest. But the post-monsoon period of Fall is difficult on Everest with higher winds, more snow plus ever-shorter and colder days so many commercial companies turn to the lower and slightly logistically easier Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Shishapangma as their primary Fall 8000m expeditions. However, two other peaks, not in the 8000m club, come into focus: Ama Dablam and Pumori. With easy access completely contained within Nepal, these climbs offer something for everyone, including extreme danger.”

Not up for the “extreme” danger aspect of these summits? Consider Ana Dablam and Pumori as just two more breathtaking reasons to trek in the Himalayas….

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