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Dan Mazur Ama Dablam Expedition: Dispatch 24


Dispatch 24: Thank you very much for all of your hard work at EverestNews.com. We at SummitClimb.com are deeply indebted to you for all you are doing to further the cause of Himalayan Mountaineering.

Please accept our humble announcement of success on 6846 metre Ama Dablam, Asia's most famous rock-ice-snow peak, located just near Mt. Everest. Ama Dablam is a very technical challenge, yet accomplishable by a fit climber with basic technical skills.

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Under the leadership of Daniel Mazur (Seattle and Bristol, England), and Jay Reilly (Cairns and Brisbane, Australia), we are proud to believe we have set two new records:

1. Placing the World's Youngest Woman on the summit: Camille Kinny, age 20, from Sydney, Australia, on 23 October, 2003.

2. Placing the First Nepalese Woman on the summit: Maya Sherpa, from Patale, Nepal, on 23 October, 2003.

We are inviting challenges to these claims, and will be holding a summit photo unveiling ceremony, autograph signing, and press conference on the rooftop of the Hotel Nepa International on 30 October, 2003, at 4:00pm. The Hotel Nepa International is located in Kantipath-Jyatha (Thamel), Kathmandu. For further information, and to rsvp us about your attendance, please email us at SummitClimb@earthlink.net, and telephone our Kathmandu agent Mr. Murari Sharma of Parivar Trekking at (9771) 4248813, 4249825. We wish to kindly invite all of the members of the press, media, newspapers, radio, and television, in addition to the representatives of the King of Nepal, and the Ambassador of Australia, and interested members of the general public.

3. Additionally, we at SummitClimb.com wish to announce the successful ascent  to the summit of 9 full-service members and 5 basic-climb members (totaling 14 non-Nepalese members from our team), in addition to 5 super-strong Sherpas, according to the following dates:

20 October: Mike Boughton, and Dean Cardinale (Salt Lake City, and Ashford, Washington) summitted;

21 October: Antti Oksanen, Hansi Mietenen, and Ville Saarinen (Finland) summitted;

22 October: John Fawcett (Birmingham, England), and Jocelyn DuFour (Quebec and Calgary, Canada), and Shera Sherpa (Patale, Nepal) summitted;

23 October: Bryan Bonser (Iowa and Japan), Ryan Singleton (Bend, Oregon), Tony Kinny, Chris Kinny, Camille Kinny (Sydney, Australia) WE BELIEVE CAMILLE IS THE YOUNGEST WOMAN TO REACH THE SUMMIT OF AMA DABLAM, Larry Rigsby (Alabama), Daniel Mazur (Seattle, and Bristol, England), Maya Sherpa (Patale, Nepal) WE BELIEVE MAYA IS THE FIRST NEPALESE WOMAN TO REACH THE SUMMIT OF AMA DABLAM, Pasang Lama Sherpa (Wolung, Nepal), Tenzing Sherpa (Patale, Nepal), Galu Sherpa (Patale, Nepal) summitted;

24 October: Ali Naderi (Stockholm, Sweden) turned back at 6450 metres, Jay Reilly (Cairns and Brisbane, Australia), Kirsti Samson (Newcastle, England), Lakpa Sherpa (Wolung, Nepal), and Tenzing Sherpa (Wolung, Nepal) turned back just 50 metres below the summit in very bad weather.

25 October: Brian Rolfson (Salt Lake City), and Phurba Tamang (Solari, Nepal), turned back at camp 3 (6300 metres).

During the Ama Dablam expedition, Robert Rackl, the leader of the German Amical Expedition, fell to his death, apparently descending on an old rope. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

In order to protect our own members and staff and Sherpas, as well as all other climbers on the mountain, after Robert's death, we re-fixed the entire route with more than 1750 metres of rope, including the highest quality 8 and 9 and 10 millimetre kernmantle nylon rope.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the amazing strong Sherpas and people of Nepal , and the two organizations working to provide environmental protection, health care and schools to remote areas where people now have nothing: The Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development, and the Mount Everest Trust.

Please join us for our March 2004 expedition to 7161 metre Pumori, a spectacular and climbable peak just across from Mt. Everest, and for our APRIL-MAY 2004 EXPEDITION TO EVEREST.

We hope you will see Daniel Mazur and friends during their global multi-media slide, video, and live speaking tour this autumn and winter around the world. Please inquire for the lecture tour programme and schedule.

Highest Altitude Regards! Thank You Very Much, Yours Sincerely, from Daniel Mazur, Jay Reilly, and all of us at SummitClimb.com

Ama Dablam copyright Dan Mazur

 





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