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Part II of Ama Dablam (Nepal)

Jen and James making their way from Camp 1 to Camp 2.

There they are...

James climbing a steep section. Camp 2 can be seen above. Camp 2, as a photo below will show, is intense! Small space perched way above with huge exposure.

I took this picture as I was getting near Camp 2. Camp 1 and Advance Base Camp can be seen.

We've passed Camp 2 and are now en route to Camp 3. Here, Jen climbs a steep rock and ice section.

Kevin climbing up the ridge line en route to Camp 3. Huge drop-off's on both sides -- like 2,000 ft! We are now at about 20,000 ft -- the air is thin. Lots of huffing and puffing... just don't fall off the ridge.

More rock and ice en route to Camp 3.

Rock and ice continues.

Best not to think! Just climb!!! Your life is in the hands of the mountain gods -- was I paying attention during that Puja?

Looking back, here are Camps 1 and 2. Check out Camp 2 -- space only enough for 5 tents. Yulp, that's a leaning tent you see on that small block perched high in the sky! Sleepwalking is prohibited at Camp 2.

Kevin climbing up en route to Camp 3. The lake is about 5,000 ft below.

Kevin still climbing to Camp 3. Advance Base Camp, Camp 1, and Camp 2 can be seen.

Jen nearing Camp 3. It's been a long and hard day!

After a long and hard day of climbing, we got to Camp 3 around 5pm. It was blowing like mad and extremely cold. I ended up getting minor frostbite on my fingers.

After a sleepless night, we headed for the summit the following morning. Here, Jen moves up a steep section.

The four of us heading for the summit. We are on the dablam about 1,000 ft below the summit.

This photo was taken from Base Camp. The two dots are me and Jen (I'm the 2nd one). Yelp, the summit was achieved!!

Summit photo. Chris, me, and Kevin.

Why not? Another summit photo! Me, Jen, and Kevin.

OK, one more photo!! Me, Mt. Everest, and Jen. It's amazing to think that Everest is another mile ABOVE us! Ama Dablam at 22,500 ft and Everest at 29,035 ft.

Here's Mt. Everest from the summit of Ama Dablam.

Back down to Base Camp. Here are the Sherpas that made the climb possible. Cook, Sirdar (oversees the Sherpas), and the climbing Sherpas who have summitted Everest 2-3 times.

Final photo. Team and Sherpas. Of the 15 members, 11 summitted.

Beautiful photo of Ama Dablam. Night, with the full moon.

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