October 28, 2010
IMG sirdar Ang Pasang reported from Ama Dablam Base Camp a couple days ago that he and Panuru Sherpa have now set up the BC in preparation for the arrival of the climbers after they wrap up their acclimatization on Lobuche Peak. Ang Pasang and Panuru are two of our most senior sherpas, and they have each climbed Ama Dablam multiple times. Now, Ang Pasang reports that they have completed their first trip up to Camp 1 to claim a tent site at the camp. They also took 750 meters of fixed rope up with them. Tomorrow they are planning to climb up to Camp 3 and fix ropes along the way. Several other sherpas from other teams are also going up with them to work on the fixing, so they are hoping to get new rope fixed on much of the route over the next couple days. We’ll look forward to getting a report on the climbing conditions on the route from them when they get back down!