Clare holds at camp 2

Monday, 15 May 2006 00:00
sms from Clare via Sat phone: "at Camp 2 today, lots of snow made it tough to get here. Camp 3 tomorrow all going well". She and her two sherpa’s will now spend a cold night at Camp 2, 6000m. Situated on top of the Yellow Tower on a narrow platform this camp site is exposed and has fantastic views. Route Camp 2-3 is made up of snow and ice pitches, the gullies being hardest and most exposed.

Ama Dablam 6856m is known as “The Matterhorn of the Himalayas” for its soaring ridges and steep faces, catchesthe attention of every passer by. It has not been climbed by an Irish female.

Weather: light snow each day, winds decreasing over next 2 days, night time temp -15 to -19 degrees celcius
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