Our 2021 Ama Dablam expedition kicked off yesterday with the team arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal. This morning they flew to the mountain village of Lukla to begin the trek to base camp. Here’s expedition leader Garrett Madison with the details:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ama Dablam expedition. Today is October 21st and we arrived in Lukla, Nepal after a flight from Kathmandu this morning. It was a beautiful flight up, clear skies, saw a lot of mountains. And now we are trekking up the Khumbu to our first village, Phakding. Tonight we’re going to stay and then tomorrow work our way up to Namche. Everyone’s doing well on the team, we’re excited to be up here in the mountains with some fresh air and some clear mountain views.
We’ll check in soon!
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