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coveted first ascent of the NW Ridge Direct of
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.
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