First Rotation – Camp 1

A view of Ama Dablam Camp 1 from BC

Today the Ama Dablam team moved up the mountain on their first acclimatization rotation.  They will spend two nights at Camp 1 (5800m).  Here is team member Moe Al Thani with today’s dispatch, courtesy of his Instagram feed: @moealthani:

Hey!  This is Moe Al Thani calling you from Camp 1.

It was a very, very long day – over 7 hours and we gained altitude of over 1000m.  It’s been a long day and we’re a bit tired.  But we have high spirits and that’s what’s important.  We’re going to get a bit of rest and we have a beautiful view of the mountain.  We are going to spend the night here.

Tomorrow we are going to head to Camp 2 (5980m) and then back to Camp 1 for the night.  I’ll keep you all posted with whatever happens and we’ll see you all soon.

Good night!

In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:

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