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As our successful Ama Dablam team make their way down to Kathmandu, celebrating a fantastic month of climbing all over the Khumbu, culminating in an absolutely beautiful summit day for Ama Dablam, we’re delighted to share some pictures from Willie! One of his favorite trips ever!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL and safe travels home!

 

November 9th 2016, Mount Ama Dablam, 6,812m

Reagan and Lakpa Sherpa arriving at Camp 3  (the team did not sleep here, but made their summit push from Camp 2):

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Four hours of climbing in the dark on the cold side of the ridge brings you, finally, to the sunny side! Reagan clearly enjoying the early morning sun here:

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Reagan at his best:

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Some of The Team! Willie and Lakpa:

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Moving from Camp 1 to Camp 2 the previous day, following the amazing granite spine of Ama Dablam:

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And getting higher and higher!:

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Moving on and up into the shade of the grey tower:

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Happy Climbers:

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Despite the cold, smiles are already showing, as we get ready to climb the last and difficult section of the Grey Tower. Lucky for us we have Spider-Man Pasang Sherpa with us!:

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Willie!:

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Moving Higher and Higher:

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Happy team on the 6,812m Summit of Ama Dablam: Pasang Sherpa, Willie, Reagan, Lakpa Sherpa, Ringhi Sherpa, background Everest and Lhoste!:

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“Dear Ama Dablam,

Thank you for granting us permission to stand atop you for just a few minutes, and for giving us such incredible views of the Himalayas!

We are forever grateful”:

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About the Author
Georgie began working with Damian and Willie in 2008, whilst also running an adventure travel company in Patagonia. Nowadays now runs BBE’s expedition planning and logistics, as well as Everest Base Camp, down to the finest detail, to ensure the highest safety standards possible and maximize chances of a successful summit. Georgie adores skiing and fly fishing, and lives in the Pyrenees’s Val D’Aran. She is a USA certified NREMT-Paramedic and AHA Basic Life Support Instructor. Languages spoken: English and fluent Spanish.