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Ama Dablam Climb and Trek Expedtion News October 2015

News from Ama Dablam Expedition, Island Peak and Everest Basecamp Trek.
 
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8 Nov -

Update from Expedition Leader : AmaDablam I would just like to thank all our hard working staff and fantastic team members! for a great expedition. Dani

5 Nov -

Update from Expedition Leader : Monica & sam are now back at BC after a very long climb/trek from C2. Well done!!

4 Nov -

Update from Expedition Leader :Shlomo & Yeoram are now on there way from BC to C1 for two days. Monica & Sam are today slowly making there way back to BC from C2.

Summit Photo. Photo Pascal. 

Reaching Summit. Near Dablam. Photo Pascal

3 Nov -

Update from Expedition Leader :

  • Congratulations to Monika & Sam who reached the summit today at around 12.30.
  • Gian & Pascal are now down at BC after a fantastic summit. both are v/tired but feeling great.
  • Today at around 12.30pm Pascal Gian & Pasang Sherpa reached the summit, all heading back to C2.

2 Nov -

Update from Dan Mazur : Just heard over the walkie talkie 2 more members of our Ama Dablam team SUMMITED.

Update from Expedition Leader : Monika & Samuel have now gone from C1 to C2 & are going for a summit bid tonight.

Working on Yellow Tower to reach Camp 2. Photo Pascal. 

1 Nov -

Update from Expedition Leader :

  • Shlomo is now at ABC & looking to stay the night & then going to try & tag C1 tomorrow.
  • Monika & Samuel have now gone to C1 for the night & then considering going to C2 tomorrow & a summit bid that night.
  • Pascal & Gian are still at C2 & waiting for a weather window for a summit bid.

31 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : Amadablam most of the team has now headed home apart from Pascal & Gian who are back at C2 & going for a third attempt.  Back to top

 

Climbing Action. Photo Pascal. 

Photo Pascal. 

29 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : The whole team is now down safe & back at BC.

Update from Dan Mazur : Just had a ‪walkie‬ talkie conversation with ‪‎Ama‬ Dablam group 2, who are in camp 2 @ 6000m/20,000ft. Steady ‪snowfall‬, retreating to camp 1.

28 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader :

  • Pascal, Gian & Rayk are at C2 and are going for a summit bid tonight.
  • Tim Rob Felix & Jessica are all safe & well back at BC after summitting AmaDablam. Back to top
 
Summit Photo. Felix and Rob. 
 
 
 
AmaDablam Summit. Photo Jessica. Felix at Summit. Photo Felix.
 
 
 Just reach Summit. Climbing toward to Summit. Photo Photo Felix

27 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : First Team Summit. Congratulation.

26 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : Tim, Felix,Jessica & Rob are now at C2 and resting before there summit bid tonight.

Climbing Action before Summit. Photo Felix

25 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : Jessica, Tim, Rob & Felix are resting at C1 today & moving to C2 & summit bid tomorrow night.

Way to Dablam. Camp 2. Photo Rob. 

 

Dablam . Photo Rayk. Yellow Tower. Photo Rob. 

24 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader :  All members will be climbing from C1 to C2 and then back again, a long tiring day for all. All members are getting there first taste of what it is like to climb at altitude today. Back to top

At Yellow Tower. Photo Rob. At Camp 2 and Yellow Tower. Photo Rayk

  

At Camp 2 and 1. Photo Rayk.

23 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : 

  • All members are now at C1 and tucked up in there sleeping bags after a hard day getting here from BC.
  • Second Group arrive yesterday, all gear checked up and flew to Lukla this morning. They will be in basecamp by 5 days from today. Back to top

Camp 1. Photo Jessica. Rayk at Camp 1. Photo Rayk

21 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : 

  • Today was a rest day for most of the team and they took the opportunity to visit Pangboche.
  • Today has been a rest day for all members and catching up on washing. Back to top

 

At Camp 1. Photo Rayk. At Basecamp. Photo Jessica

20 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader :  Today was an acclimatisation hike up to advanced base camp 5400m and back to BC 4600m

High Camps. Photo Rayks

 

At Basecamp. Photo Rayk. Hiking Up ABC. Photo Jessica 

19 Oct - 

Update from Expedition Leader : This afternoon all members went on an acclimatisation hike from 4600m up to 5003m. This morning has been spent doing rope work and mountain skills training.

Photo Jessica 

18 Oct - 

Update from Expedition Leader : Rest day today at basecamp after our puja. the puja is a religious ceremony to bless the team and equipment. Back to top

Night with light in AmaDablam Base camp. Horse at AmaDablam Basecamp. Photo Rayk. 

 

At Pangboche Lama Gasi. Photo Jessica. At AmaDablam Basecamp in Sunny day. Photo Rayk. 

Group Photo at Basecamp. Snow day in Basecamp. Photo Rob. 

17 Oct - 

Update from Expedition Leader : Today has been a rest and gear check day, all members feeling great.

16 Oct - 

Update from Expedition Leader : We have now reached BC, All members are feeling OK and now resting.

15 Oct -

Facebook Message from Jessica Carideo: Packing up the yaks this morning for last leg to base camp. Puja ceremony with Sherpas to bless our team before getting on the mountain. Signing off for a bit. Here's to a hopeful summit but more importantly a safe climb!. Back to top

Getting Blessing from Pangboche lama. Photo Felix.  Photo taken in Night. Photo Rayk. 

 
 
At Pangboche, Staff preparing load for basecamp. Photo Jessica. At Tangboche Monastary. Photo Felix.
14 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : We had a beautiful walk from Namche to Pangboche all members are doing great.

Facebook Message from Jessica Carideo:
Set eyes on Ama Dablam this morning for the first time. My breath was taken away.
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 Hiking in Autumn season toward AmaDablam Basecamp. Photo Felix

 
Photo taken just below Namche Bazaar. Photo Jessica. Just Below Namche Barzar. Photo Rayk 
 
 
 
Hiking in the Khumbu Valley.  Photo Rayk.

Acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar before the next leg to base camp. Tomorrow should bring the first glimpse of AmaDablam in all it's glory. I can't wait for that moment.

13 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : We all had a beautiful walk from Phakding to Namche all members are feeling well & aclimatising Great

 Photo Jessica . AmaDablam in Close Up. Photo Rayk. Namche Bazaar. Photo Rayk.

Animal and Trekking photos. Photo Felix

  

Photo Felix

Climber Statue. Jokiyo at Namche. Photo Pascal.

12 Oct -

Update from Expedition Leader : All Ama Dablam Island Peak & EBC Trek have arrived at Phakding! All well

 

One of the suspension bridge. Photo Pascal At Shoyambhu Nath. Photo Daniel.

Members at hotel Shakti meeting room for expedition briefing.  Preparing for going airport to fly Lukla. 

9 October -
 
Summitclimb Ama Dablam packing and preparing is going well and the first members are already arriving all super excited Back to top
 
Team Roster
 
AmaDablam Team Roster
  • Danni Fuller (Leader), UK     
  • Tim Richards, Australia   
  • Jessica Carideo, USA   
  • Monika Witkowska, Poland
  • Samuel Short, UK
  • Robert Mortell, Ireland
  • Rayk Wilutzky, Germany
  • Felix Kempf, Swiss
  • Gian Kälin, Swiss
  • Pascal Nähring, Sweden
  • Shlomo Gdaliahu, Israel
  • Yeoram Volman, Israel
Everest Basecamp Trek
  • Kimberly Fister, USA
  • Mark Fister, USA   
  • Neil Mullins, Qatar   
Island Peak
  • Daniel Mcminn, USA   
  • Dan Cohen, USA   

Climbing Sherpa

  • Lakpa Gelbu Sherpa
  • Tenji Sherpa
  • Gelze Sherpa
  • Ang Pasang Sherpa
  • Thile Nuru Sherpa (Island Peak)

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