October 27, 2017
It was a perfect day for the Puja at Ama Dablam Base Camp. Phunuru and Austin let us know that everyone is doing well and it was a great day. The Puja Ceremony is very important to our Team. It is time to give thanks and ask for permission to climb. Our old friend, Mingma Dorge from Pangboche has been coming to our EBC Camp in the spring and made the journey to Ama Dablam BC from Pangboche. He is a wonderful man who has all of our respect. Thank you for helping us each year!
After the Puja, the Team rigged up and did some training close to camp. Practice and training is important. We want to know our systems inside and out, upside down and in a cold shower with the lights off. Efficiency is one of the big keys to climbing big mountains.
Tomorrow, the Team is going to start their rotations. The plan is to trek up to Yak Camp and see how everyone is feeling and moving.
It is time to do some climbing on Ama Dablam!