×

Log In

Or

Register With Us

    • *required fields


      The password must meet the following criteria:

      • At least 8 characters
      • At least 1 lowercase letter
      • At least 1 uppercase letter
      • At least 1 number
      • At least 1 symbol (allowed symbols: !?@#$%^&/*()[]{}><,.+-=;)
    • Keep up to date with information about our latest climbs by joining our mailing list. Sign up and we'll keep you informed about new adventures, special offers, competitions, and news.

×
×

Check Availability

Entries from Ama Dablam


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Await Flight from Lukla

And it is a wrap up!

The last two days have been probably the quickest to go by. Descending from Ama Dablam Base Camp was an easy task, enhanced by every step we took, as every foot of elevation we lost, made our bodies invigorate.

Joining the main Everest trail was a colorful experience of different nationalities, which we almost forgot in the relatively isolated expedition we had.

Arriving in Lukla definitely provides a sense of accomplishment, closing the trail loop we started nearly one month ago.

Now we are at the mercy of the weather to leave the mountains behind in our airplane tomorrow.

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

Leave a Comment For the Team (1)

Wow! This is on my bucket list.

Posted by: Richard Henry on 11/20/2018 at 7:55 am


Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Return to Base Camp, Unable to Summit

Hello from Ama Dablam Base Camp!
Are you unsuccessful when you don’t reach the summit of one of your objectives?
Well, I think that if you have carefully prepared for it and put yourself in the best position for it, despite little odds in our favor according to the forecast, and you make the decision to head down because the one thing you can’t control is totally out of control, then yes, you’re successful.
It was windy when we arrived at our High Camp, it was windy throughout our short stay, and it was like a freight train when it was time to go. There’s no way we could fight on the steep, cold and dangerous slopes of Ama’s southeast ridge what “Eolus” had in store for us. So the only thing we could do, knowing that we had waited until the very last day, was to be smart and head down. Undefeated, because in the mountains what counts is telling the story. But sure disappointed to not to have been able to climb just a bit more.
But oh well, we’re now back to the safety of our lodge at Base Camp, and we’ll stay our descent tomorrow, eager for thicker air and why not, to start closing up our Himalayan adventure.

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos

Leave a Comment For the Team

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

Leave a Comment For the Team (2)

Go Dad! Can’t wait to hear about it!

Posted by: Holland on 11/16/2018 at 8:17 pm

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

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

Leave a Comment For the Team

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

Leave a Comment For the Team (2)

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

Leave a Comment For the Team (1)

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

Leave a Comment For the Team (2)

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

Leave a Comment For the Team

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

Leave a Comment For the Team

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

Leave a Comment For the Team (1)

Well deserved rest!!!! Omg!!

Be safe!

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

Next Page
Filter By:

Sign up for Expedition Dispatches

check the Summit Registry try our Adventure Finder alerts for 2019 RAINIER DATES
Back to Top

Sign up for our Newsletter

    *required fields
    • Keep up to date with information about our latest climbs by joining our mailing list. Sign up and we'll keep you informed about new adventures, special offers, competitions, and news.
      privacy policy

Thank you for subscribing to the RMI Expeditions Newsletter!

While you're at it, you can sign up some of our other mailings as well:

Please choose the programs you'd like updates on: