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Outward Bound
6 November 2004    
How does that old song go? All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standin here, outside your door, I hate to wake you up to say goodbye. I'm leavin, on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again.....
Well, that's us! Packing, cleaning, while reflecting on goals set and attained, nursing a headache or two from the fantastic final party here at basecamp last night with the Sherpas, and drinking coffee, listening to music, and really trying to enjoy our last few days together up here in the high Himalaya. Activity continues up on the mountain, with teams summitting, and others turning back for various reasons. Life goes on as it should, day by day. We would like to thank all of you back home for following along on our journey as we toiled up and down the hill. The support and encouragement was felt all the way up!

So till next time, this is Paul, Mark, Luis and the 2004 Ama Dablam Adventure Consultants team, signing off....

Previous Dispatches

Back at Camp 1    4 November 2004
Well after another big day we've finally rolled into camp 1. Everyone is very tired, but it's not far to basecamp.
The day was made more miserable by the hoots and hollers from our first

We did it!    3 November 2004
At 3:30pm, Nepal time and 4:15 Nepal time, the last wave of the AC Ama Dablam team2 reached the summit.
Luis, Pasang Tenzing, Todd, and Phu-tashi at 3:30 and Mark, Joe, and Pasang at 4:15. Beautif

First Summits & Camp 3    2 November 2004
Doooll, it's cold up here, and windy. We just got into camp 3, it's 4:30 and everyone dove straight into their well tied down tent to start melting water and making dinner.

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