Ama Dablam means „Mother’s necklace” as the long ridges on each side look like the arms of a mother protecting her child.
The first time I reached Island Peak’s summit was in 2016, now leading an International Expedition to summit the peak again.
This expedition is a strong prerequisite to Everest. In terms of technicality Ama Dablam is considered harder than Everest.
Challenging and unpredictable, the Mountain of the Soul will be my first +8,000er to summit and the start of reaching my dream.
Mt. Kilimanjaro is a good training for high altitude climbing, especially summiting it twice in a year: summer & winter ascent.