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Greetings From Ama Dablam Base Camp
27 Oct, 05 - 14:18    
Said goodbye to our trekking staff this morning & gave them our heartfelt thanks & tips. These guys work a lot for not very much.

The hike to Base Camp (BC) was more of a workout than expected. We were definitely traveling on a "road less traveled". We had boulder-hopping, bushwhacking on animal trails bounded by woody brush, streams, bogs, you name it.

Unfortunately it was foggy most of the way, so we didn't see the mountain.

We're at about 15,000'. The temperature here at 7:30 p.m. is 26 degrees.

This place is like a mini Everest base camp. Big parties w/big support tents, and LOTS of climbers' tents. There will be logistical issues going up. Some of the upper camps are REALLY small. Groups will no doubt be vying for position.

Our own camp boasts a large cook tent (and a great cook) and a big HEATED dining dome. It's too bad we'll only be spending a couple of nights here.

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See Yesterday    26 Oct, 05 - 14:04
Pretty much the same program today. Woke up to a sunny, cold morning, had our "bed tea" and washing water before breakfast.

Our hike today went just up. We went just over 2,000 vert


Again Time To Acclimatize    25 Oct, 05 - 14:33
Today was a combination acclimatization and rest day. We've come up to 14,000' pretty directly with just the one "rest" day in Namche. Everyone is doing fine with the elevation b


Nearing The End Of The Trekking Phase    24 Oct, 05 - 15:09
Woke to another gorgeous morning, and had breakfast in an impossibly beautiful dining room.

Everyone doing pretty well. Some sniffles, a rocky stomach, but just the normal stuff. All able to

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