OP-NEPAL By ThruDark

OP Nepal, the feature film by outdoor technical brand ThruDark relives a mammoth 2021 ascent of Ama Dablam, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s most technical climbs in the world. In this film, ThruDark co-founder ‘Staz’ joined up with friends and protagonists of the recent Netflix hit 14 Peaks, Nimsdai Purja and Mingma David Sherpa, to take on one of the toughest challenges of Staz’s life. The film is a moment-by-moment account of Staz’s arrival in Nepal through to the exceptional summit push. At 6,812m above sea level, Ama Dablam is a long way off the highest peaks in the Himalayas, and yet climbing it is regarded as a true achievement among the mountaineering fraternity. The technical rock and ice climbing skills needed to reach the summit mean that you can find Everest veterans or people who’ve made other 8,000m summits, running into difficulty. ThruDark Co-Founder Staz embarks on the brand’s latest mission to not only test himself at the highest levels but also continue to test and evaluate all ThruDarks current products and samples in the technical mountain environment to ascertain each garment’s functional application and credibility. An intimidating, vertical pinnacle of rock and ice in Nepal’s Eastern Himalayas, Ama Dablam takes its name from its striking appearance. ‘Ama’ means mother, as the mountain’s long ridges are believed to look like a mother’s arms, outstretched to protect her children. ‘Dablam’ is the name of the pendant traditionally worn by Sherpa women, a reference to the prominent hanging glacier dangling beneath the summit. The mountain is well-known to anyone who’s made the trek to Everest base camp, as it dominates the Eastern skyline for several days of the walk. It’s also one of the most popular peaks in the Himalayas among climbers, but it’s not without its difficulties.

Watch the full film above. ThruDark.com

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