“Mountain Mahilas” stand top Mt. Ama Dablam this autumn


23rd Nov, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Nov 24: A team of Four women climbers under the banner of “Mountain Mahila” translated as Mountain Females stood atop Mt. Ama Dablam on Wednesday.

The peak which lies in the Mount Everest Region, the highest peak in the world has become the center of attraction for the climbers this autumn season. A total of 150 mountaineers have acquired permit to scale the 6, 812 meter high peak, the data from the Department of Tourism shows.

The group of four women’s made top to the mountain with the message of Women empowerment, officials told.

“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,” he added further saying, “Lead climbing Sherpa Lhakpa Rangdu along with Jangbu Sherpa, Kipa Sherpa and Ngima Tenji Sherpa accompanied the women’s team to the mountain.”

 “American climbers Ida Vincent and Bri O’Donnell however, couldn’t make it to the top of mountain due to altitude sicknesses,” he shared.

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.