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  SummitClimb AMA DABLAM 2004: Jay reports in on more summit success 10/25


Jay reports 10/25

October 25 Dispatch -Hello, this Jay Reilly from SummitClimb calling from Ama Dablam Base Camp. All of us in Group 3 have made it down safely to Base Camp today. It was an 1800 meter descent, so we're all pretty tired right now. Last night there was alot of wind in Camp 3, and it was very cold. We left there around 8:30 this morning, and arrived here at about 4:30 this afternoon. We have heard news that all of Group 4 have summitted, they summitted very late in the day however, and they returned to Camp 3 in the dark, but they are all safe in Camp 3 as we speak. We also had some exciting news, in that Nimma has become the youngest woman ever to summit Ama Dablam, we believe (we'll have to verify that when we get back to Kathmandu). Also, our success rate thus far on the expedition, with the last group summitting today, has been 28 out of 30 people reaching the summit in total safety. So, we've had a phenomenal success rate, and we're all very, very happy. Okay, that's it. We have a nice rest day tomorrow, and then the yaks come the day after tomorrow, and then we start our trek out to Lukla, where we will catch our flight back to Kathmandu. We will talk more soon. See ya later from SummitClimb.com!

Ama Dablam copyright Dan Mazur

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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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