This week we kick off our Ama Dablam season. For some it's a time to take care of unfinished business, for others it's a new challenge to climb the jewel of the Khumbu. For us at Himalayan Ascent, the expedition marks our final adventure for 2015...it's been a long year, we're looking forward to ending it on a high.
Today a year has past since the tragedy of April 18, 2014, a day that forever changed us at Himalayan Ascent. We remember Ankaji often; random events and moments often trigger his face in our minds.
Himalayan Ascent have never had to make a post like this before, so we are lost for words how to express this:
We regret to confirm that during yesterday's avalanche between Everest base camp and Camp 1, we lost 3 of our guides and support staff. They included our senior guide, Ankaji Sherpa, Tenzing Sherpa (Camp 2 kitchen assistant and Ankaji's brother-in-law) and Asman Gurung (personal guide of Edwin, USA).