Thursday, 13 November 2014

First views of Ama Dablam

Well, looks like I'll be ok on the boob holder front if my kit bag goes missing:

Trekking in Nepal is a somewhat strange experience.   Here we are, 4 members who are about to embark on climbing Ama Dablam but for some strange reason, we have to have a Sherpa at the front and a Sherpa at the back of the group.  I think they are slowly learning that we are competent and we are capable of following an extremely well worn path, littered by porters, trekking groups, horses and yaks.

So we have been trekking for 2 days up to the capital of the Solu Khumbu, Namche Bazaar, where we have had a relaxing acclimatisation day.  Phurba is obviously happy with us, because he was confident to let us walk up to the Everest View Hotel armed with a quality Nepalese map:

Today we managed to see our peak for the first time.  Needless to say that the group are having to contain their excitement.

If technology works, next update will be from Ama Dablam Base Camp.  If technology doesn't work, keep up to date via the Adventure Peaks Ama Dablam page.