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Lobuche East Summit! Ama Dablam Expedition

Seth called in again today from Lobuche East Base base camp to report that the entire team climbed Lobuche East (6100m) to the sum­mit from high camp in 4 hours!!

Lobuche East is a great acclima­ti­za­tion peak due to its alti­tude, close prox­im­i­ty to Ama Dablam, and incred­i­ble views. Seth sounds very sat­is­fied with how things are going and the fact that every­body is mov­ing real­ly, real­ly well right now.” They made it back to base camp in a fast two hours.

After an incred­i­ble sun­rise, a bit of low pres­sure weath­er moved in this morn­ing and it was appar­ent­ly snow­ing steadi­ly. Today they are going to hun­ker down a bit, relax, and pre­pare for the hike back down to Pang­boche. There they will reap the ben­e­fits of heav­ier air, hearty fresh food, and do a bit of gear shuf­fling before relo­cat­ing to Ama Dablam base camp proper.

Every­body says hi and sends their best to fam­i­ly and friends!

Next stop: Ama Dablam Base Camp!