Our autumn Ama Dablam expedition kicked off earlier this week and the team has been trekking their way up to base camp from the mountain airport village of Lukla (2860m / 9,380ft.). The first stop was the village of Monjo where they entered the Sagarmatha National Park. and from there up to Namche Bazaar where a couple of days were spent resting. On their acclimatization hikes above Namche, the team caught the first glimpses of their objective: Ama Dablam. Great hiking weather with dramatic clouds unveiling the summit. From Namche, the team pressed on to Deboche and were able to spend some time enjoying the Tengboche Monastery on their way.
Today they are now at the last village before Ama Dablam base camp, Pangboche and should be crossing the river and finishing up the trek to BC tomorrow.
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Here is expedition leader, Garrett Madison, with today’s report on the trekking progress towards Everest Base Camp:
Helllo, this is Garrett calling in for the Mountain Hardwear Mount Everest Expedition. Today is September 11th we had a great trek today from Namche down the hillside and across the river, up to the Tengboche Monastery, and then down into the rhododendron forest to the village of Deboche. We are staying in the Rivendale Lodge here in Deboche.
We just had a great dinner and folks are heading off to bed. It’s raining hard outside – it’s feeling like a bit of the monsoon season. But we are hoping for clear sky tomorrow and a nice view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. All’s well here on the trek to Everest Base Camp.
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow the team as they trek to Everest Base Camp and then make their attempt to summit the world’s highest mountain on:
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: