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Ama Dablam Autumn 2002

Dan Mazur and his Autumn 2002 Ama Dablam Team

Two more Team Members arrived today - Stuart Maccrimmon from Liverpool, England, and Cardiff, Wales, and Patrick Bernier from Quebec, Canada. They were met by Dan and enjoyed dinner at Fire and Ice Pizza with Jeff and Dave, two friends from Seattle, who just came back from a harrowing climbing trip on the Nepal-Tibet Border, where they apparently were shot at by Chinese border police!
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Rex and Jay took 5 of the 6 Climbing Sherpas, Jangbu, Mindu, Ang Shera, Galu, and Tek to the Kathmandu Wall Climbing Centre this afternoon for a training session to brush up their skills. These guys had never seen such a place and it was great to see their enthusiasm! Rex took a glancing ground fall during one of the belay practice sessions, but the rest of the time passed without incident. Our Sherpas are strong, competent, and keen. They will be a great asset on the mountain. They received a lot of respect from the other Nepalese, when they discovered our Sherpas were part of an Expedition, as a Climbing Sherpa is a highly coveted position in Nepal.

So far 1900 kgs, most of it food, and 45 tents, has been sent to Lukla awaiting our arrival. Lakpa Sherpa is waiting in Lukla, guarding our gear. Not all of our food, provided by Raja Cold Store, has arrived at the Nepal Hotel yet - we're expecting it tomorrow.

The additional equipment for our second route on the mountain, the North Ridge, is slowly coming together. Dan, Jay and Rex spent the morning pawing through a mountain of gear, ropes, dufflebags and tents selecting what we need. Our brand New Black Diamond cams, ice screws, and biners were looking good. So far 6 people are planning on making an attempt at the route after our standard route. Dan Mazur, Jay Reilly, Rex Dougherty, Ian and Andy Prentice and Tom Lannamann.

That's it for today, we will check in with more news tomorrow.

Thank you very much, from All of us at www.summitclimb.com

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