April 18, 2012
IMG Ama Dablam leader Liam O’Sullivan reports that the team has now reached Namche, and that everything is going well for them. They will take several days in Namche, for acclimatization, before heading on up the valley.
Meanwhile, Kami Sherpa is heading up to Ama Dablam Base Camp to start working on the route and getting the camps set up. Liam and the climbers will proceed slowly up to Everest BC for acclimatization, then climb Lobuche Peak, before heading over to Ama Dablam. After 10 expeditions to Ama Dablam, we know that it is super critical to get the team well acclimatized. Ama Dablam is one of those peaks on which it is easy to get too high, too fast!