copyright Dan Mazur
International Ama Dablam
Expedition 2004. Dispatch 2 - 29/Sept/04
Dear EverestNews.com readers,
Day 2 of our expedition was a nice peaceful day due to a strike called by the
Maoists. These strikes or "Bandhs", as they are called, are a welcome relief
from the endless hustle of busy Kathmandu. There's no traffic, few people on
the streets and a sense of calm in the air. On the other hand, they cause
untold disruption to travelers and a loss of valuable commerce to Nepali
business. Of course, the main tourist district of Thamel remains open,
although entrance to the restaurants is made through the rear doors during
Three more members arrived
today. Eseline Te Hennepe, from Roterdam, Holland. Eseline has climbed with us
on Manaslu in 2003 and Lakpa Ri in the Spring of 2004. She says she loves to
wear clogs and has a tulip garden. Jason Thomas from Anchorage, Alaska, and
Mel Jones from Bristol, England.
More people are arriving
tomorrow and we look forward to the growth of our team!
Stay tuned and we hope you
From Jay Reilly and all of us
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
See more here.