Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Ama Dablam Summit Attempt

Climbing the Yellow Tower in worsening conditions with Camp 1 behind

Ang climbing the Yellow Tower in full Scottish conditions!

The final climb to Camp 2 with the snow pelting down

Allan & David climbing the Yellow Tower
The crux of the Yellow Tower - pick a rope and jug!

Looking down the Yellow Tower

Base Camp after the storm

Morning view after our aborted summit attempt

Our Sherpa's Mingma & Lhakpa at Camp 2 after the storm

The Khumba Valley after the unseasonable snow storm

The route from Camp 2 up the Grey Tower

My tent at Camp 2 after the storm.

David at Camp 2

Camp 2 perched on the ridge

Our Sirdar, Lhakpa, at Camp 2.

Beginning the descent of the ridge.

David leaving Camp 2

Allan abseiling off the Yellow Tower

Crossing verglassed slabs and the site of Carrie's accident

Allan crossing the final photogenic slabs before Camp 1

Allan descending the ridge to Camp 1

Descending towards Meadow Camp

Following Puna into the cloud

Descending into the cloud at Point 5001