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!
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!
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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