Solukhumbu (The Rising Nepal): Qatari prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani has scaled 6,812 meter high Mount. Ama Dablam situated in Solukhumbu.
As reported on The Rising Nepal, state owned daily newspaper, Ishwori Paudel, managing director of Himalayan Guides, Nepal, who is also manager of the expedition team, informed that a 14-member team of American, Canadian and Nepali along with the Qatari prince reached the summit of Mount Ama Dablam this morning at 11:20.
The team of Qatari prince had headed for base camp of the Ama Dablam mountain, known as a beautiful but difficult to scale mountain, from Kathmandu through Lukla some two weeks ago.
Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah of Qatar has reached the base camp to climb Mt. Amadablam (6,812m) in Solukhumbu. A 14-member team including Prince Sheikh Mohammad, who arrived in Nepal a few days ago, has reached the base camp of Amadablam peak.
This is the third climbing team of 2020 in Khumbu region during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, two groups including the Prince of Bahrain and three Nepalis had successfully climbed Mt. Lubuche.
The first ascent of the 6,812m high Amadablam Mountain was made in 1961. Earlier, a team led by Prince Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Al Khalifa of Bahrain had climbed 6,119m high Lobuche Mountain in Solukhumbu and 8,156m high Manaslu Mountain in Gorkha.
Assent of high profile climbers during the time of pandemic is expected to attract more climbers to climb Nepali peaks during this autumn and next spring.
Though the government banned the climbing and trekking activities last spring due to the pandemic, it has been opened up for this autumn season taking health precautions.