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  Pinnacle Sports Ama Dablam Expedition


Two Updates below:

Dispatch 11/Oct/08

Dear Everestnews Readers,

This Jay Reilly writing to introduce the Pinnacle Sports Australia Ama Dablam Expedition.

Team Roster -

Jay Reilly - Leader

Deno Hewson

Ben Reid

Tim Asquith

Sally Jarret

Jesse Warren

and Wombat (not his real name but preferred title)

The team has strted to trickle into Kathmandu already with the safe arrival of Tim and Wombat yesterday. They plan to relax and take in the sights of the Kathmandu Valley before the expedition officially kicks in on the 15th. Meanwhile, I'm preparing the logistics. And what a job that is! To give you an idea of what's involved in climbing a mountain like Ama Dablam, we need to purchase, pack, arrange, organise and transport the following -

5 Sherpa Staff

3 Cooks

20 tents

1000kg food

1500kg Equipment

2000 meters of rope

50 Gas cannisters

100 carabiners

10 walkie talkies

500 batteries

 

 
Dear Everestnews Readers,
 
This is Jay Reilly writing from Kathmandu, where our expedition to Ama Dablam is shaping up nicely. Tim and Wombat have been here for 3 days now and have been enjoying the many fascinating sights of Kathmandu. They've visited the temples of Swayabunath, Pashupatinath and Boudinath, as well as throwing some laps on the local climbing wall yesterday!
 
Meanwhile, our Trekking Agents, Murari Sharma and Deha Strestha have been busy buying food and organising the permit for the trip.
 
Last night Murari and Deha invited me to their homes for a meal. The Nepalese are just finishing the celebrations of Dasain - one of the most important holidays in the Nepali calender. This ten day long Hindu festival celebrates victory over the evil Gods. When one goes to a Nepali home for a meal, you'd best bring ayour appetite! Fish, chicken, roasted cashews, sausage, pork, other weird little snacks are but the entree! The main follows and is just as large and elaborate!
 
 
Sally and Jesse arrive tomorrow, followed by Deno and Ben on the 15th We eagerly await their arrival!
 
More news soon!
 
From Jay Reilly and Pinnacle Sports

 

 

 

 

 

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