November 8, 2007 – Remembering the Fallen Climbers

Looking toward Everest

Jack calling from Berg Adventures Ama Dablam Climbing team. Today we had a spectacular hike from Pheriche to Lobuche. A beautiful hike in the Khumbu. This played a big part in our acclimatization program. Going from 14,000 feet to 16,000 feet.

The morning began in Pheriche with a little workout for the climbing team. We recovered a finger board and a step climb in town. We had a little fun there. John did most of the working out .

Mingma Angel Sherpa joined us and he was superior to all of us climbers.

Chorten for fallen climbers

The trek took off after we stopped for lunch which was quite pleasant and immediately after lunch we preceded up a long hill to the ridge line full of memorials for fallen climbers. The majority in this area are of the fallen Sherpas. It is a very powerful and spiritual area, which quite honestly overwhelmed me at times.

After that it was a short walk to Lobuche, with great views the entire way.

After we arrived at our lodge, John, Don and I took as short hike to the Italian research centre, it was opened in 1992 to study environmental and altitude issues.

It has been another successful day of acclimatization. We are all healthy. Nothing but good news here. We’re off for another day of hiking tomorrow to Kala Pattar to continue our acclimatizing at 18,000 feet and looking forward to that. Everyone is doing well and looking forward to getting onto the mountain soon.

Thanks for checking in with us. We will talk to you all very soon. We all send love to our family and friends.

Our objective:

Ama Dablam
Nepal Himalaya

22,494 feet
6857 meters

First Ascent:

March 13, 1961
Barry Bishop
Wally Ramanes
Mike Gill
Mike Ward