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 The coveted first ascent of the NW Ridge Direct of Ama Dablam

The coveted first ascent of the NW Ridge Direct of Ama Dablam finally went to a young British team - Jules Cartwright and Rich Cross - in an 11-day alpine style push! These two young climbers solved the edge of the Northwest ridge direct without Sherpa support or the use of bottled oxygen. 

Update: Congratulations to British Alpinists, Jules Cartwright and Rich Cross who made the long awaited first ascent of the North West Ridge of Ama Dablam in November.  If you have been in the Khumbu valley before, you will probably have seen the huge crest that runs down towards Pangboche from the summit of the 'Matterhorn of the Himalaya'.  11 previous attempts on the ridge have failed and their climb has been described by Ian Parnell in Climber magazine as "the most significant British ascent since Andy Cave and Brendan Murphy's North Face of Changabang in 1997".  Regular Jagged Globe leader, Matt Dickinson is teaming up with Jules and Rich to attempt the unclimbed 'Meru Shark Fin' late this summer in India's Garhwal Himalaya.

Source: Jagged Globe

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