Jay reports 10/23 and
Jay reports in on 10/24/2004
October 23 Dispatch -Hello from Jay Reilly of the SummitClimb Ama Dablam
Expedition! Sorry for the short dispatch yesterday, I'm not really used to
having my voice broadcast over the internet, so I'll try and make up for it
today. Group 1, which consists of Mark, Fabrice, Herve, Marc, Paul, Phil, Kay,
and Jordy, are on their way back down to Camp 1, and possibly Base Camp today,
after a succesful and safe SummitClimb. We've had some more summit news too.
Group 2 - Jason Thomas is the leader - consists of Adam, Dave, Wanda, Derek,
Paul (from the UK), and Simon; they have summitted today at approximately one
o'clock this afternoon, and are now on their way back down to Camp 3. Group 3,
led by myself (Jay), consists of Rex, Ken, Guan, and Johan. We are almost all
into Camp 3, there are 2 more members just making their way up the last little
final stretch. We had a fantastic climb today, the route is in awesome
condition, and it is a beautiful day to be sitting up here at Camp 3 at 6300
meters, and looking down over a sea of clouds. Group 4, which is led by
Anthony, and consists of Elselein, Vincent and Caroline, is making its way to
Camp 2 today. So that's our news, we'll be calling you again tomorrow,
hopefully with some summit news from Group 3. Bye for now, from
October 24 Dispatch -This is Jay reilly of SummitClimb calling from Camp 3
on Ama Dablam. I want to leave a dispatch for October 24th. We had some good
summit success today, Group 3, which was led by me (Jay) and consisted of Rex,
Ken, Guan, and Johan, all summitted today at approximately 11:45 am. We
believe that we have placed the first Taiwanese climber on the summit of Ama
Dablam, but we will have to wait until we get back to Kathmandu to confirm
this. Meanwhile, Group 2 has made its way back down to Base Camp today, so
they're probably eating pizza and yak steaks as we speak. Group 4 has arrived
up here in Camp 3, it is led by Anthony, and consists of Elselein, Vincent and
Caroline. They also have with them a sherpa, or sherpani, called Nima Dolma.
She is 17 years old, and we're hoping to put her onto the summit tomorrow,
which would break the record that we hold - of putting the youngest woman on
the summit of Ama Dablam - that we accomplished last year with Camille Kinny,
who was 20 years old at the time, and from Australia. So, if we can put Nima
Dolma on the summit, we will have broken the record for youngest woman to
summit Ama Dablam for the second year in a row. That's all I have to report, I
hope everyone is well, and I will call again tomorrow. Bye for now, from
copyright Dan Mazur
Summitclimb's LAST EXPEDITION
SUCCESSFULLY AND SAFELY CLIMBED AMA DABLAM, PLACING 14 MEMBERS AND 5 SHERPAS
ON THE SUMMIT.
This Autumn AMA DABLAM
LEADERSHIP TEAM: Dan Mazur is the expedition leader. He has recently been
running Glacier Schools, working at his building design job, along with doing
a bit of additional climbing and training. Dan has climbed Ama Dablam 5 times,
as well as leading and organizing more than 25 expeditions to the Himalaya,
with safe and succesful ascents of such peaks as Everest, Pumori, Mustagata,
Cho Oyu, K2, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Gasherbrum 1, and many, many
others. The other expedition leader Jay Reilly has recently been climbing peak
Khan Tengri in Kazakhstan. Jay has climbed Ama Dablam three times. Recently,
Jay has taken on a new roll at SummitClimb.com, that of training director for
our new leaders-in-training programme. The expedition will also be accompanied
by our leaders-in-training and assistant leaders.
AMA DABLAM, coming Soon!
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