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  SummitClimb AMA DABLAM 2004: Update


Ama Dablam copyright Dan Mazur

Dispatch 9: International Ama Dablam Expedition 2004

Dear EverestNews.com readers, I hope you are all well, warm, and safe. We, on the other hand, although safe and well, are far from warm! We've had a few days of unstable weather, thunderstorms, snow showers and finally early this morning, culminating in a fierce snow storm with freezing winds, a lot of snow and next to zero visibility. All teams and all members are safely in Basecamp waiting out the bad weather.

Just for entertainment, I should tell you some other stuff that's been going on.... A helicopter almost crashed in Basecamp the other day! It was very exciting! The guy landed it on the edge of a ditch, then someone got out, unbalanced it, and the whole thing tilted backwards so that the propeller thing on the back was about 20cm from hitting the ground! They saved it though by taking off again, and landing on solid ground.

Hmmm - that's about it. Not much happens in Basecamp when the weather's bad. Most people are lying around in their tents, reading and sleeping. Wish us luck for better weather in the coming days!

Thank you for following our progress on EverestNews.com. 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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