Sikkim Mountaineer Shanti Rai scales Ama Dablum

Sikkim Mountaineer Shanti Rai scales Ama Dablum

Guwahati: Sikkim mountaineer Shanti Rai has successfully ascended Mt Ama Dablam on January 9, 2021. She was representing India and was accompanied by Sherpa Nga Tashi.

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The international winter expedition was flagged off by Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang on December 22, 2020.

Shanti Rai is an instructor of Chemchey, South Sikkim, who is also a reputed mountaineer from Sikkim, is the lone mountaineer representing the India in the expedition participated by 5 nations.

Five countries took part in the winter expedition – Mexico, Oman, Turkey, India and Egypt.

Ama Dablam’s South West Ridge is one of the most aesthetic climbing routes in the Himalaya. It is renowned as a ‘must-do’ for any committed alpinist, with an exposed rock ridge dotted with towers and intricate climbing leading from Camp one to the summit ice fields.