Photographer's Note

Ama Dablam 6,812 metres (22,349 ft) is one of the most famous mountains in Nepal. Sure, it's not as tall as many of the neighbouring peaks (Everest, Lhotse and Makalu are right next door) but the shape of Ama Dablam makes it stand out. Ama Dablam is derived from local dialects and is supposed to mean 'mother of pearl necklace', a reference to the supposed female appearance of the peak with a shard of ice placed hanging around the neck. These cloud formations were reasonably common in the Khumbu region, and occur by a combination of factors including the heating of ice on the slopes of the mountains which turns to vapor, and the disruption of normal airflow by the precipitous geography.

My workshop features the more 'classic' angle of Ama Dablam that is more instantly recognizable.

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Additional Photos by Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 973 W: 326 N: 1501] (5934)
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