Monday, 26 October 2009
Ama Dablam from Pangboche Village, Oct 2009
Phone call from Sandy at Base Camp at 11.25am. Congratulations to Derek Morley, Richard Lydatt, Calum Macintyre and David Flux along with the four sherpas, Dawa Cheri Sherpa, Lapkha Dendi Sherpa, Kusan Tenzing Sherpa and Lapkha Sherpa who all made the summit of Ama Dablam at 1a.m. yesterday (Pakistan time). All are back at Base Camp excepting Calum and his sherpas who are taking their time to come down off the mountain. All are well.
The Sherpas and Sandy fixed ropes to the summit yesterday and everyone reached the summit at about 1a.m. They were the first of several climbers on the mountain to reach the summit and other climbers are making summit bids today. They will have a rest day today and tomorrow at Base Camp (well, they will be tidying and preparing their gear for the walk-out) too Namche Bazaar the following day. They aim to be in Namche on the 29th October.
PS Excellent News irrespective if names are spelt incorrectly!!