Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Ama Dablam Acclimatisation

Base camp below Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam with the SW Ridge on the left hand skyline

Our Puja or Buddhist mountain blessing

My radio call sign was 'Yak!'

Evening light from Meadow Camp at 5000m

Brocken spectra on our first visit to Camp 1 (5800m)

The view along the SW Ridge from Camp 1

The SW Ridge of Ama Dablam

Crossing slabs on the way to Camp 2.

Carrie topping out on the Yellow Tower, the crux of the route.

The slabs on the way down from Camp 2

Back at Ama Dablam base camp.

Afternoon cloud at base camp.

Our second visit to Camp 1

Climbing towards the Yellow Tower on our 2nd acclimatisation trip.

Ouch - broken arm at 5950m!

All packaged up ready to start the tricky descent.

Helicopter evacuation from base camp the following morning.

Ama Dablam from near the village of Pheriche

The Everest memorial at Pheriche

Ama Dablam from Pangboche

Evening light on the approach to Ama Dablam base camp.

Ama Dablam sunset