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Live from Ama Dablam - leaving on a jet plane
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Nov 9, 2004 09: 39 EST
They had an awesome expedition this year, and here are their final words:

Outward Bound

"How does that old song go? All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standin here, outside your door, I hate to wake you up to say goodbye. I'm leavin, on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again...

Summit party

Well, that's us! Packing, cleaning, while reflecting on goals set and attained, nursing a headache or two from the fantastic final party here at basecamp last night with the Sherpas, and drinking coffee, listening to music, and really trying to enjoy our last few days together up here in the high Himalaya.

Life goes on as it should

Activity continues up on the mountain, with teams summitting, and others turning back for various reasons. Life goes on as it should, day by day. We would like to thank all of you back home for following along on our journey as we toiled up and down the hill. The support and encouragement was felt all the way up!

So till next time, this is Paul, Mark, Luis and the 2004 Ama Dablam Adventure Consultants team, signing off....

Adventure Consultants, one of the world's leading outfits founded by the legendary mountain guide Rob Hall have 3 guides and a maximum of 9 clients.

Summitting Everest this spring, and just over from Elbrus (5642m) in the old USSR, Adventure Consultants are going for Ama Dablam next and Luis is a busy guy. Now a 4-time Everest summiteer, Luis is the expedition leader on Ama, dispatching pics and reports over brand new Contact 3.0.

Ama Dablam Team members are as follows;

Expedition Leader: Luis Benitez (USA)
Assistant Guides: Mark Sedon (NZ), Paul Rogers (UK/NZ)
Expedition Sirdar: Ang Tshering Sherpa (Kumjung, Nepal)
Climbing Sherpas: Phu Tashi Sherpa (Pangboche, Nepal), Passang Tenzing Sherpa (Phortse, Nepal), Lhakpa Dorje Sherpa (Makalu region, Nepal), Pasang Sherpa (Makalu region, Nepal)
Base Camp Staff: Chongba Sherpa (Nunthala, Nepal), Dawa Sherpa (Khumjung, Nepal)
Team Members: Jan Anderson (Australia), Robert Gambi (Australia/UK) & Joanne Gambi (UK), Andrew Grayson (UK), Louis Kosztelny (Australia), Kate Smith (UK/NZ), Joe Coughlin (USA), Phil Varcas (UK), Todd Holt (USA) Cameraman: Hamish Emerson (NZ)

Live image over Contact 3.0 of the summit drink at BC, courtesy Adventure Consultants.

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