November 12, 2007 – Team Arrives Back at Base Camp

Star mountain of today; South Face of Lhotse

After 11 hours on the move today. The climbing team safely arrived at base camp…the guys look pretty well considering how long they have been on the move. We woke up at midnight to start our approach. It is just after 1:30 and we just got back here. They are all happy they made the summit (of Island Peak) and [lost transmission']…as we got here to our base camp. We had a fondue dinner which was a real treat.

Our objective:

Ama Dablam
Nepal Himalaya

22,494 feet
6857 meters

First Ascent:

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