Mountain Mahila team members on top of Mt Ama Dablam. Photo: THT

SOLUKHUMBU:  A team of women mountaineers under the banner of Mountain Mahila successfully scaled Mt Ama Dablam in the Mt Everest region.

With many climbers attempting to climb the 6,812-metre peak in the autumn season, four women of Mountain Mahila expedition stood atop the mountain with a message of women empowerment, officials at the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation confirmed.

Mt Ama Dablam

Mountain Mahila team celebrates at the base camp after summiting Mt Amadablam. THT

“Phurba Sherpa (Nepal), Tammy Nichole Martin and Kim Couri from the United States scaled the mountain on November 17 and they returned to Kathmandu safely today,” Ngima Dendi Sherpa, Managing Director at Happy Feet Mountaineers which locally managed their expedition, said. “Arineta Mula from Kosovo of the same Mountain Mahila team had also ascended the peak on November 3.”

Lead climbing Sherpa Lhakpa Rangdu along with Jangbu Sherpa, Kipa Sherpa and Ngima Tenji Sherpa accompanied the women’s team to the mountain, he added. “American climbers Ida Vincent and Bri O’Donnell however, couldn’t make it to the top of mountain due to altitude sicknesses,” he shared.

Mt Ama Dablam

Mountain Mahila team member on top of Mt Ama Dablam. Photo: THT

According to him, the team had left for Lukla in the Mt Everest region in mid-October to begin climbing activities. Earlier, the team had also summited Island peak (6,188m), he said.

Over 150 mountaineers obtained permit to climb Mt Ama Dablam in the autumn season, a DoT record shows.

–  HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

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