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Ending season with summits on Ama Dablam 10AM


Chris Burke achieved her 1st summit on Ama Dablam with Lakpa (his 21st!!!!) on Nov 29th. Ama Dablam has been a goal of Chris' for a while after sickness foiled her 1st attempt in 2010. Feeling fit off Parchermo this time around, Chris topped out in good spirits, even after they were pushed back to base camp during the 1st summit bid by strong winds. Due to the lateness in the season, Chris enjoyed the mountain alone without other teams. A real treat as Ama Dablam is a popular peak in autumn.

This ends our autumn 2012 season with a total of 15 summits on Ama Dablam over 7 expeditions, 17 summits on Lobuche East over 6 expeditions, 2 summits of Island Peak and 1 summit of Parchermo not including Sherpa support climbers!!! We've had a good season with diverse climbing and trekking trips throughout the country (Putha Hiunchuli, Parchermo, Lobuche East, Ama Dablam, 3 Peaks, Very Best of Everest, Manaslu Circuit Trek and Annapurna base camp trek).

We'll take a break now to rest before our winter season opens in a few weeks. Stay tuned for news of our promotional tour in Australia in 2013.