Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ama Dablam: On the ropes

On the ropes
23 October 2014

Namaste Everyone,

It's starting to feel like we're on a climbing expedition now. Where ever you look the spire like peaks of the Khumbu loom above us, around our basecamp lodge on the shady slopes are patches of snow.

Today after another great breakfast including Wanaka's famous Venus Coffee we did some fixed rope training. Our Sherpa rigged a great "mini" Ama Dablam, composed of a 15m high boulder with a fixed line circuit. At first we were all a little rusty at our rope techniques but soon the old magic was regained and the whole team was ascending, traversing and descending in good style.

Tina would like to wish Avary a very special happy birthday. She misses and loves you.

Bye for now

Tim and the Ama Dablam Team

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