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  SummitClimb AMA DABLAM 2004: Dispatch Three


Ama Dablam copyright Dan Mazur

Dispatch Three: 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!

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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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