Active Rest Day
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.
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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.