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Ama Dablam Autumn 2002

Dan Mazur and his Autumn 2002 Ama Dablam Team

We had a busy day today with the arrival of 5 Expedition members - Tom Boydston from Boston, Clayton Kuhles from Arizona, Tom Lannamann from Connecticut, Marc Serravezza from Colorado Springs and Brian Rolfson from Colorado.

The guys spent the day getting over jetlag and poking around Kathmandu. We met at the Yak Cafe for dinner and a "get to know you session". (Tom Boydston and Jay couldn't stop talking about the food in Boston). All the Team Members seem to have a similar outlook on mountaineering and we are all coming together nicely. It would seem Dan has selected the members well.

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Dan took a walk to the Monkey Temple this morning, along with Bidya, owner of the Hotel Nepa, and Patrick Bernier. This walk is becoming an almost daily ritual. Kathmandu truly is a fascinating city when walking around early in the morning. There are few cars on the roads, allowing more time to see, rather than having to watch where you're going.

Rex and 2 Sherpas - Ang Shera Sherpa and Galu Sherpa - left this morning for Lukla and Basecamp. We haven't heard any reports from them yet as to the weather or trail conditions, but no news is good news.

We have another 1000kgs of stuff being packed ready to go to the airport tomorrow morning. This consists of mainly member baggage and - Yep, you guessed it - more food! Right now, there are poor, tired, jetlagged members frantically packing and repacking their duffles for the trip. The pack animals - yaks and zopkios (a yak-cow cross) can carry 60kgs. We try to make each duffle 30kgs so the animals are easy to load - also it's better for the animal to carry two equal size bags rather than many small ones.

Dan spent about half the day speaking with various US and UK embassy officials, trying to help Nepalese colleagues obtain their visas. It is extremely difficult for a Nepalese person to get a visa now, it would seem.

Tomorrow night we have our big group dinner, and on the morning of the 2nd of October, we will review all of our equipment and plans with each member, to make sure everyone is on the same page, and in case people need to buy a few more bits and pieces. Then, early morning of 3 October, we plan to fly to Lukla, if the weather permits.

Stay tuned, Yours Sincerely, the Ama Dablam Expedition Team at www.summitclimb.com

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