Active Rest Day

Puja at Ama Dablam base camp

On their first full day in base camp, the Ama Dablam team had a very active rest day.  Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, brings us up to date with today’s dispatch:

Hello, this is Garrett calling in from Ama Dablam Base Camp!

We had our first full day here in Ama Dablam base camp, and we did our puja ceremony this morning.  It went very well.  We had a Lama come up from Pangboche and conduct the ceremony.  After lunch, we went up on an acclimatization hike about 1,000 ft. above base camp.  We had some great views of the surrounding peaks in the afternoon as the clouds rolled in, and then we came back down.  We are just looking forward to dinner here tonight in camp.

Tomorrow we’re going to do a little bit of training and get ready to plan our first foray up the mountain.  All well here at Ama Dablam base camp.  It’s quiet, peaceful, beautiful, and we just feel so blessed, so lucky to have been able to come here to Nepal and go on this wonderful trek and climb.

Ama Dablam team after Puja

Ama Dablam team after Puja

Jenn D and Garrett on last bridge before base camp

Jenn D and Garrett on last bridge before base camp (📷: @tedhesser)

Garrett Madison: The Man and the Mountain

Garrett Madison: The Man and the Mountain (📷: @tedhesser)

Madison Mountaineering Ama Dablam base camp

Madison Mountaineering Ama Dablam base camp

Moe on Ama

Moe on Ama (📷: @tedhesser)

Photographic art on Ama Dablam

Photographic art on Ama Dablam (📷: @tedhesser)

A view of Ama Dablam base camp

A view of Ama Dablam base camp

Ama Dablam and stupa

Ama Dablam and stupa


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  1. John Batchelor
    John Batchelor says:

    Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your updates and photos of the trip. Wishing you all the very best and hoping you all stay safe.

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