Climbers on Ama Dablam, Nepal
While on the Everest Rocks trek, I ran into my friend Justin Merle, who was guiding a climb of Ama Dablam for International Mountain Guides. Several days after we met in the Khumbu Valley, our crew was stopped for a rest in the town of Pangboche, which sits beautifully below the massif of Ama Dablam.
If you haven’t seen this mountain before, it is one of the most beautiful in the world, and thus one of the more popular peaks to climb in the Nepal Himalaya.
At any rate, as we sat taking in the view, I figured there might be people on this beautiful day heading for the top. So, I took out my Nikon D200 and my 80-400 VR lens and took a few shots of the summit slopes.
Later on, when I zoomed in using Photoshop, I was able to see that, sure enough, people were just descending off the summit ridge, miles away and 9,000 feet above us.
Take a look at the Zoomify image of the mountain and zoom in to see the climbers yourself – quite a nice day to be on the hill!
– Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.