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  Summitclimb Ama Dablam Autumn 2006: Final Dispatch


copyright Dan Mazur

SummitClimb Ama Dablam 2006, Final Dispatch 

Hello all, This is the final dispatch for SummitClimb's International Ama Dablam Expedition 2006. Yesterday, we all arrived safely, but very tired, back in Kathmandu. The trek back from basecamp was fairly uneventful.

 

In summary, this years SummitClimb Ama Dablam Expedition have been a great experience with a fantastic group of people from seven different countries who all got on together very well. The conditions on the mountain were characterized by colder weather with more snow than usual, making the climbing conditions more challenging. Despite of this we have enjoyed very good summit success, including the first woman from Terai to summit Ama Dablam.

 

So, all there is left to say from us here in Kathmandu is that we have had a fantastic time and we are now looking forward to going home to our families and friends. Thank you to all of you for following our expedition, we hope you have enjoyed it.

 

Below is a summary of those who took part in our expedition and those who summited -

 

1     Dan Mazur, USA

2.    Thomas Meling, Norway

3.    Marius Bakkeng, Norway

4.    Frank Sandbakk, Norway

5.    Alf-Kare Askeland, Norway - summited 25/10/2006

6.    Birte Haugland (Doctor), Norway

7.    Oystein Ormasen, Norway - summited 25/10/2006

8.    Roy Hansen, Norway - summited 24/10/2006

9.    David Malia, UK - summited 24/10/2006

10.   Stein Johansen, Norway

11.   Mark Jensen (Leader), Denmark - summited 24/10/2006

12.   Doug Sandok (Leader), USA - summited 24/10/2006

13.   Pat Millegan, USA - summited 24/10/2006

14.   Chris Breemer, USA

15.   Larry Boersma, Holland and USA

16.   Fred Blodgett, USA

17.   Jangbu Sherpa, Okhaldhunga, Nepal - summited 25/10/2006

18.   Tenji Sherpa, Okhaldhunga, Nepal - summited 25/10/2006  

19.   Phuri Sherpa, Okhaldhunga, Nepal - summited 24/10/2006

20.   Pasang Gyalu Sherpa, Okhaldhunga, Nepal - summited 24/10/2006

21.   Shera Sherpa, Okhaldhunga, Nepal - summited 23/10/2006

22.   Lakpa Kongle Sherpa, Okhaldhunga, Nepal - summited 24/10/2006

23.   Lakpa Gormu Sherpa, Okhaldhunga, Nepal - summited 24/10/2006     

24.   Usha Bista, Tarai, Nepal - summited 25/10/2006

(Ms. Bista was the 1st woman from Terai to summit Ama Dablam)

25.   Neer Kaji Tamang, Okhaldhunga, Nepal

 

Cooks

1.    Jay Bahadhur Nagarkoti, Rasuwa, Nepal                

2.    Pemba Sherpa, Makalu, Nepal    

3.    Temba Sherpa, Makalu, Nepal

 

Best wishes,

Doug Sandok and Mark Jensen

 

Dispatches

 

 

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