copyright Dan Mazur
International Ama Dablam
Expedition 2004 - Dispatch 3, 30/Sept/04
Dear EverestNews.com readers,
I don't care what anybody
says. The best eggs benedict in Kathmandu is at Mike's Cafe! This is how we
started off our day today, the second and last day of the Maoist imposed "Bandh".
Taxis don't usually run on Bandh days, but we were lucky enough to get one
from the Hotel Nepa, where our expedition stays. Not so on the return however
- a cab approached us and demanded 200 Rupees for the usual 20 Rupees ride to
the hotel! You have to give him points for trying!
Nepalis are very entertaining
people. A leisurely stroll through a very quiet Thamel at lunch time saw us
meet a rickshaw driver, who in a last ditch effort to get us to ride his
rickshaw, tried to sell us on the benefits of his rickshaw - shower,
telephone, big bed..........Very funny!
A lot of new members arrived
today. Ken Tranter from Birmingham, England, Tom Lannermann from New York, USA
and London, England, Steve Miscione and Liz Stevens from Seattle, USA, Till
Mohns from Stutgart, Germany, Kay Thurley from Berlin, Germany, Guang Wu from
Indiana, USA and Taiwan.
We also welcome the arrival
of our Leader Daniel Mazur, from Seattle, USA and Bristol, England.
Thank you for reading and
following our expedition, from all of us at Summitclimb.com!
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.