Ama Dablam, Pre-Monsoon Ascent and Attempt. An expedition of 11 Americans and a Briton to Ama Dablam’s southeast ridge was led by Scott Fischer. On April 24, Americans Fischer and Stephen Shrader reached the summit. Slovenes Bojan Pockar and Štefan Mlinaric attempted a route on the northwest face of Ama Dablam where Pockar and Vanja Furlan had failed in 1989. On May 3, the Slovenes got to 5600 meters, but they found the ice in such bad condition that they quit.