November 21, 2018
IMG Sherpa Guide, Phunuru Sherpa checked in from Phortse after finishing up a great Ama Dablam season for IMG. The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) has recently taken over fixing for Ama Dablam. Of note, the SPCC has been in charge of fixing the Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest for years and is in charge of the Icefall Doctors.
The SPCC has hired 12 Sherpas (6 Sherpas from Phortse and 6 Sherpas from Pangboche) to clean old ropes from Ama Dablam. Phunuru spoke to one of our IMG Sherpa, Palden Namgyal from Phortse. Palden Namgyal has reported that the Sherpa Team has already finished cleaning old ropes from Base Camp to Camp 2 and they are planning on cleaning the old ropes to the summit in the following 2 days. The SPCC has done a great job this year investing $50,000 towards the fixing and cleaning of Ama Dablam.
During the 2017 Ama Dablam Season, Phunuru spent a lot of time cleaning old rope and adding more anchors to the Yellow Tower. It is a Team effort when climbing these Himalayan Peaks and we want to thank all of the Sherpa for their hard work!
Are you ready to climb Ama Dablam in 2019?