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Dan Mazur Ama Dablam Expedition


Introduction: My name is Jay Reilly, a 31 yr old Australian, and, the newest member on the Leadership Team for SummitClimb.com I come from a very strong rock climbing background, and have been a full time Instructor in this field for 7 years. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch One: Well - our Expedition has officially kicked off with my arrival in Kathmandu yesterday afternoon. Nepal looks great after the monsoon season - lots of water in the rivers and the countryside very green. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Two: I am pleased to announce that we have one the best Sherpa Teams in Nepal! I say that, because yesterday, we went to the Pasang Lamu Climbing Centre and the results were fantastic! Each Sherpa climbed, belayed, tied a variety of knots and received some self rescue training. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Three: Our Expedition is really starting to come together now with today's arrival of our Leader, Daniel Mazur and trekking member Anupama Keshaven. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Four: Our Canadian Pumori group departed early this morning. Randy Shantz, Mikel Eder, and Robert Fulton and Jangbu Sherpa are on their way. Richard Claude is trekking in through Namche. Its raining lightly now, and they are just about to take off from the Kathmandu airport to the Lukla airstrip, in a Twin Otter plane. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Five: A light rain has started here in Kathmandu, settling the oppressive heat from two days ago. Hopefully we will be to able send some of our 1500kgs + of food and equipment to Lukla tomorrow. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Six: We are just about to get on the plane and will write you in two days from Namche, our Canadian friends on Pumori are moving along nicely... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Seven: The Team has safely arrived in Namche Bazar at 3400m. Most of the Expedition Members are enjoying their rest day by visiting the many fine bakeries and shops that Namche has to offer. Some have opted to go for a walk to Shyangboche and the Everest View Hotel, some 200m higher than Namche Bazar, and as the name suggests, take in the marvelous view of Mt Everest.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Eight: We arrived at Ama Dablam Basecamp at 4600m 2 days ago. On the way we picked up a companion in the form of a large, handsome, black dog, who we've called "Sludge". He's still here in Basecamp, and visits us at least once a day. There are currently 5 teams here with us. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Nine: Death on another team on the mountain... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Ten: The tragic death of the German climber has affected us all, but we remain in good spirits and are taking extra steps to climb safely.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 11: Hi Everyone, Before Robert's tragic fall, most of the other teams on the mountain were relying on the close working relationship between us and the German Amical team to fix the route. After Robert's shocking death, basecamp has been thrown into a turmoil, with many teams on tight schedules looking directly toward us to continue fixing..... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 12 and 13: At the end we all joined hands and said the Lord's Prayer in our respective languages. It was very touching and confirmed the brotherhood of man.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 14 and 15: We were surprised by the poor condition of the ropes to camp 2 and were glad that our team is checking and replacing every centimeter of rope between camps 1 and the summit..... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 16: A very successful day today.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 17: Dan's team, consisting of, Larry Rigsby, Chris, Tony and Camille Kinny, Ryan Singleton and Bryan Bonser enjoyed.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 18: An incredible bid from Camp 2 (6000m) at 5.00am. They reached the summit (6856m) at approximately 10.00am and were safely back in Camp 2 at 2.00pm!... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatches 19, 20 & 21: Three new dispatches with more success and high drama as we get caught up


Dispatches 22 & 23: Success and the stories !


Dispatch 24: 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...


Dispatch 25: We have had several press conferences and parties over the last several days, and now have additional news to report...Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 26: the first Nepalese Woman on the summit of Ama Dablam: Maya Sherpa, from Patale Village and the youngest woman to reach the summit: Camille Kinny... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 27: It is with great sadness and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Robert Rackl that we send you this photo of his memorial marker in basecamp.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 28: SummitClimb.com helped to organise the Autumn 2003 Canadian Pumori Expedition, and Jangbu Sherpa, who was the Sirdar and lead climbing sherpa of the expedition.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 29: three Finnish people to reach the summit: from Left to right: Antti Oksanen, Hansi Miettenen, Ville Saarinen.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 30: newspaper article about the first Nepalese Woman and the Youngest woman on the summit of Ama Dablam!.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 31: Camille Kinny from Sydney Australia, age 20: The Youngest Woman to reach the summit!! Here is her short story in her words.... Check here for the full dispatch.


 


 





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