Live from Ama Dablam: Doooll, it's cold up here - but hey it's a summit!|
Nov 2, 2004 15: 52 EST
Yesterday Adventure Consultants reached camp 2 and 3 in two separate groups. Team 1 summited this morning, and now team 2 is up:
Today a new dispatch from camp 3:
"Doooll, it's cold up here, and windy. We just got into camp 3, it's 4:30 and everyone dove straight into their well tied down tent to start melting water and making dinner.
Congratulations to Paul, Jo, Rob and Hamish for summiting today. Andy turned back just shy of the summit, a great effort all the same. So the rest of us are quietly excited about tomorrow, hopefully we can sleep tonight at this altitude, 6400m....
Bye for now,
Mark & the crew..."
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 Jo returning to C3, courtesy of Adventure Consultants.