Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Northern Alpine Guides Ama Dablam Expedition was a great success this year. The team was great, the conditions cold but good, and we all made it home safe and sound after an amazing experience in the Himalaya. I could go on and on but I will let my Pictures tell the rest of the story! I want to send a big thanks to the crew who climbed with us this year. Hakon, Cathrine, Katrina, Worf, and Mark.... It was a true pleasure to spend a great month in Nepal with you!
Now for some of my Pictures in chronological order : )
Lobuche East with Base Camp in the bottom of the image.
Ama Dablam reflected in the lake just below our high camp.
Kat enjoying an amazing sunset to start our first climbing day of the trip.
Mark, Kat, and Tul Sing gaining the glaciated South Ridge.
Lama blessing our Chorten and our climbing equipment.
We had two Puja's for our Expedition so we could travel safely on Ama Dablam. One with Pangboche Lama Geishi' (sp?) and one at base camp with another Pangboche Lama in the video here.
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Fresh snowfall allowed us to spend another day eating at Base Camp. That was great.
Cathrine enjoying the steep and sharp ridge line.
Look at the crazy rocks above Wolf's head???
Wolf cruzin the extremely exposed traverse.
Hakon in green on the Mushroom Ridge 6250m. Base Camp is seen through the hole in the cornice just above the rope.
Wolf topping out on the Mushroom Ridge ready to snuggle into Camp 3 6300m for the night.
Wolf rapping back down to Camp 3. We did not stay any where near that tent below.
Because Seracs like this are above you all night if you sleep there. Not so nice. Cho Oyu seen at the top of the sky line.
Afternoon low clouds are very and sunshine everyday are common in Nepal Himalaya's fall season.
A view of the lower NW Ridge of Ama Dablam and the western Khumbu above.
Carrying out a double load attached to my Cilo Gear 45L pack. Sherpa training. They don't call me Rinji Sherpa for nothing!
A real strong man Kala back at camp one with Ama in his Shades.