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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Plan!

I am planning to climb Ama Dablam with a few friends on late October!  We are excited to begin our climb by flying to Lukla and then trekking up the Khumbu valley to Pangboche, where we will venture off the trail to Ama Dablam base camp.  From there we will begin acclimatizing and carrying loads to our high camps, we will use at least Camp 1 & Camp 2, and possibly a Camp 2.7 (the original Camp 3 has been exposed to icefall in recent years so we will avoid this Camp).

We hope for a window of good weather to make our summit attempt in early November.  

Here is some background on Ama Dablam from Wikipedia:

Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), the lower western peak is 5,563 metres (18,251 ft). Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.

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