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Everest with Mountain Madness

The crew is set for Ama Dablam!

Greet­ings and wel­come to the first dis­patch page for Moun­tain Madness’s 2008 Ama Dablam expe­di­tion! If you would like gen­er­al infor­ma­tion on our Ama Dablam pro­gram, click here. 

Ama Dablam

On Novem­ber 4th guide Seth Hob­by and team mem­bers Mark Payne and Miguel Morais report­ed the following:

Our M.M. Ama Dablam 2008 crew is here and set­tled in its entire­ty. We went out on the city tour today and we went over all the information/​gear checks, etc. All of us are healthy and hap­py to be here! In a half an hour we will go out to enjoy our last meal in town.…if you don’t count Nam­che, which is now a lit­tle city in the sky.

We will try to con­tact with you again on the 6th or 7th. It was a good deci­sion to push the trip back to Novem­ber. With 70+ climbers have been shut down this sea­son already; this week was the first that trips were reach­ing the sum­mit due to lots of snow and ice fall activ­i­ty in Octo­ber. Now the moun­tain seems to be set­tling and firm­ing up with good con­di­tions and a new steep­er vari­a­tion. Should be excit­ing! We will stay safe and sound. Wish us luck!