Everest through Images. The Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.
taken on the approach to Base Camp rises to 22,
348 feet (6812 metres). It's name, in Nepali, means
Mother's Charm Box. Ama refers to the arms of the
mountain's long ridges protecting the valley, like the
enfolding arms of a mother. Dablam is the traditional
name for the double pendant containing pictures
of the gods, worn by the Sherpani, and refers to the
high hanging serac located just below the summit.