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  Ama Dablam Team Acclimatizes at Base Camp


24 October 2013 -

Th.24.10 - 10:00 @Base Camp (4550m/14,928 ft.) place Mingbo.

Namaste! to all followers of team Ama Dablam 2013 from Jim, Tim, Maggie, Saz and Mark.

Today is our second day of rest after two nights of sleep @AdvancedBaceCamp 5430m. and visiting our Camp 1, 5790m., to acclimatize and to bring our equipment.

The weather is perfect since last Monday: clear blue sky with full sun during the day and a lot of twinkling stars at night. That gives us warm days with just a shirt walking on the snow, requiring strong protection from the sun, and with a bright Ama Dablam, 'lady with necklace', in front of us. And it means fresh nights with -15 Celsius in our tent @ABC 5430m.

Here @BC we enjoy the hospitality of lady Nima who runs the lodge next to our tents: warm shower, good meals, a lot of tea and the hot stove (burns on yak poo) in the dining room. It's there where we also meet people from other teams, play cards, chat and read books.

We are looking forward to the coming days when we will sleep two nights @Camp 1 and will explore the route to Camp 2 6050m. We are all in good shape and thankful for the essential help of the team Sherpa's Tenzing, Jambu and Purba, and of course expedition leader Dan Mazur. Mark Van't Hof 
 

Peaks in the Mingo Range of mountains. Maggie Noodle Photo
 

Peaks in the Mingo Range of mountains. Maggie Noodle Photo.

 

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