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Ama Dablam Autumn 2002

Dan Mazur and his Autumn 2002 Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam international expedition 2002 finishes, the new route begins.

Well, we had four fantastic going away parties for our Ama Dablam southwest ridge international expedition.

1. The first party was in namche bazaar at the danfe bar, Dan fell into the barb wire fence while doing a balancing act on the way home, and Andy woke up with some of the contents of the billiard table in his pocket, still we had a rollicking good time with Toma and Christian and Marcus and Paul and everyone and Pemba our host was incredibly gracious. His ten year old son is going to be a smashing barkeep.

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2. all the members and bags reached Kathmandu safely, except for Mick's bag, which we later found at the Namaste Lodge in Lukla, in a pile of Sherpa luggage. It was indecipherable from Sherpa luggage, and even had Nepalese writing on the outside of the Sherpa bag and no English language name on it. Dan will put it on the Swansea ferry to Cork upon his return to Bristol December 1st.

3. We had a glorious dinner with Anne Marie at Fire and Ice Pizza, and it was a fun evening of Rompi Pales and Insalata Mistas.

4. We had a going away toast to the staff and leaders and members on the roof of Bidya Tuladhar Sagar's beautiful new Nepa Hotel, in the heart of Thamel. It was a happy and sad time as we said good bye to our amazing hardworking and very efficient staff of cooks, Sherpas, helpers, etcetera.

5. We took a bus to the home of Murari Sharma, Managing Director of Parivar Trekking Agency, and had a sumptuous 20 (twenty) course dinner, prepared by Murari's amazing family, and kindly assisted by Deha, from the office. It was a fantastic and celebratory end to a great expedition where 15 of our members and 5 Sherpas reached the summit, for a total of 19 people! Sadly, we missed members Marc Serravezza and Christian Rodenbeck. Christian was sick with a cold, and Marc was the mystery man, though we rang his room at the Nepa Hotel 6 times and had a taxi standing by to go and collect him and bring him to the party. The two of them were certainly missed. We said our good byes after the dinner.

6. Tom Lannamann and Daniel Mazur are now back in the Khumbu valley, together with super star Sherpas Jangbu and Lakpa, and Dawa Tamang, an assistant who will be keeping an eye on things, while the four of them carry on to attempt the North Ridge of Mt Ama Dablam. This route has rarely been seen and parts of it may be a first ascent, and we believe it has had neither a Nepalese, British, nor American Ascent. Rumor has it that the first team to try was a British one in 1959, and they disappeared near the summit, before reaching the top. We will be humbly looking for their remains, and paying all due respects to their families of course.

7. We ran into Tom Taplin today in Pangboche! He had a great time on his Everest Trek, and is now heading back down to Lukla. We are looking for our old friend Jay Ullin, from Ama Dablam Summit 2001. It is rumored that he is somewhere around here!

Wish us luck, and we shall speak to you soon, with progress of our Ama Dablam North Ridge Expedition. Cheers for Now, Thank you very Much, Yours Sincerely, Daniel Mazur and Tom Lannamann, and Jangbu and Lakpa Sherpa

Best Regards From All Of US on the Ama Dablam Expedition from www.summitclimb.com

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