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Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Check in from Camp 2

Namaste from Ama Dablam Camp 2,

We climbed to the famous Yellow Tower, surmounting the most technical terrain that this route presents. We dragged our feet leaving Camp 1 as to get bathed by the sun a little bit. Then we crossed with ease the beautiful yet incredibly exposed crest with several hundreds of feet to drop on either side, contemplating how the now distant Base Camp became smaller and smaller down in the valley.
The winds are strong here, but the sun shines and it is comfortable inside the tents. Air feels thin, but our acclimatization process has been productive. We’re going to hope for the best with the winds and we will put up a good fight, smart though, but we won’t know until we get higher later tomorrow morning.
We sure hope to make a phone call from the summit!

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

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Enjoy the sunset and the sunrise !
You must have some view

Posted by: Vivian on 11/16/2018 at 10:15 am

Love the positivity

Posted by: lisa maiser on 11/16/2018 at 8:23 am


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team at Camp 1 on Summit Push

Hello! We are at C1. A long day brought us here under clear skies. We’re alone here and we presume it will be the same at C2 when we arrive later today.
Not much to report other than we had an incredible sunset last night, perched here on Ama Dablam’s ridge. Let’s keep hoping for the winds to die in the next day or two!

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

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Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Ready for Summit Bid

Hello!

And we are going up! After another rest day at Ama Dablam Base Camp, all is packed and ready and we are starting our summit bid.
We know that the winds are forecasted to be strong, so it is going to be a toss up. But we continue to see blue skies every day, so we’re going to do what’s common in these cases, “prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”

Stay tuned for our progress up high!

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

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Looking great !
May the mountain gods be with you - we are rooting for you from the couch wishing that we are on the mountain !

Posted by: Vivian on 11/15/2018 at 2:34 am

Be safe!!!!

Posted by: lisa maiser on 11/14/2018 at 5:01 pm


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Practice Patience at Base Camp

Hello again.

After a rest day yesterday at Ama Dablam Base Camp, where we practiced some of the rope techniques we’ll implement on our ascent, today we’re in a holding pattern for the weather.
Our camps are stocked thanks to the help of our Sherpa, and we’re ready to go when the time is right. In the meantime, we continue to execute expedition life; patience at it’s best.

RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos

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Well you all look healthy and happy!

Holding pattern? You must have an airline pilot in the group

Posted by: lisa maiser on 11/13/2018 at 8:14 am


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Reach Ama Base Camp

We made it to Ama Dablam Base Camp!

Right on time for lunch, the team pulled into the little hut (we’re avoiding tents at the base of the mountain) and we have been just resting, hydrating and eating.
We’re motivated as acclimatization seems to be doing its job, and we’re expectant to see what the weather brings in. In the mean time, tomorrow we’ll be on schedule resting and practicing our ascending techniques here at Base Camp, and allowing our bodies to “do their thing in getting themselves ready”

RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos

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Good luck to all!

Posted by: Beverly on 11/12/2018 at 1:21 am

Elias,
We are close by having just finished Mera Peak!! Good luck to you and team.  And from one Spaniard to another remember…....You have to make sure you look good!
Gene

Posted by: Gene Limia on 11/12/2018 at 1:16 am


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Leave Khumjung, Head Towards Final Objective

Hello!

We have started our progress towards Ama Dablam, and we left Khumjung this morning under an unusual layer of fog that made our walk a bit chilly and damp.
Our arrival to Debuche, half way between Khumjung and Ama Dablam Base Camp, was greeted with the best soups so far this trip, and we are enjoying the afternoon staying warm inside our lodge, named Rivendell.
Nothing more to report from the trails today, other than we have started to feel the home stretch of our journey towards Ama Dablam; early bed tonight and tomorrow base camp!

RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos

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Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Descend and Return to Khumjung

Hello from Khumjung.

We did retraced our steps from the mountain and we are back in this guide’s favorite Sherpa village of the Khumbu. We’re going to earn some good rest before starting our approach to Ama Dablam.
The climb of Kyajo Ri remains now as an incredible challenge that we overcame with determination, and we know that while an objective worth a trip to the Himalaya on its own, it has been the best preparation for Ama Dablam.
Now it’s time to sleep, eat & repeat!

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

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Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Summit Kyajo Ri

Greetings from Kyajo Ri Camp 1. What a day we had!!! We departed with headlamps and returned with headlamps… Having to forego our move to Camp 2 yesterday due to the high winds, delivered not only a beautiful day today, but a marathon one. Regardless, we wanted to reach the elevation of Kyajo’s summit to better prepare for Ama Dablam. So we did!
Now everyone is very tired, and we look forward to some rest coming up.

Regards,
RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos

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Well deserved rest!!!! Omg!!

Be safe!

Posted by: lisa maiser on 11/7/2018 at 4:45 pm


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Remain at Camp 1 on Kyajo Ri

Hello from Kyajo Ri Camp 1,

All is good here, except that we had an extraordinarily windy day, preventing us from moving up to Camp 2. We did, however, take some of our gear to the base of the gullie that provides access to it, as we plan on attempting the summit from here.
The sun is shining and the spirits are high! We are going to bed early, so cheer for us on our push to summit our first objective here.

Regards,
RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos

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Hoping for optimal weather for you all. Sounds like a great crew that can prevail no matter what!

Stay safe

Posted by: lisa maiser on 11/6/2018 at 8:53 am

Hoping for optimal weather for you all. Sounds like a great crew that can prevail no matter what!

Stay safe

Posted by: lisa maiser on 11/6/2018 at 8:53 am


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Reach Camp 1 on Kyajo Ri

Good evening again from Camp 1 of Kyajo Ri! We made the move under incredible weather today, and our camp by the lake at the toe of the glacier is worth a trip to the Himalaya by itself.
We’re in a good position, and we’ll continue to make progress tomorrow, so stay tuned!

RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos

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