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Ama Dablam 2005 Team

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A brief presentation of the team members on the Ama Dablam 2005 Expedition, including climbing resumes etc

Part of the team in Pangboche

The Colorado members are not included.

Stuart Remensnyder
(USA) 
Expedition Leader 
Summited 03-Nov
After many years of personal climbing and working as an instructor for Outward Bound Stu began international guiding in earnest 4 years ago with FTA on Aconcagua. Since then he has led two more successful expeditions to Aconcagua including a climb up the center of the Polish Glacier in 2004. As well stu reached 8000m on Broad Peak in 2003 while helping to manage an FTA expedition. Stu has made many visits to Nepal and Tibet including trekking and climbing trips. Treks include Langtang, Annapurna, Gokyo and Mt Kailas. Climbs include Mera, Lobuche E and Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak).

Michael Leyden
(USA) 
Assistant/Guide-in-training/Expedition medic 
No summit
Mike is an avid climber with a background in managing the huts one of New England's most frequented ice climbing site, Huntington Ravine on famed Mount Washington. Home of the highest wind speeds ever recorded on land and a balmy arctic environment most of the winter it has served as Mike's classroom for rescues, climbing and surviving. Mike has climbed outside the US in Mexico and this will be his first Himalayan adventure. Mike works as a paramedic and teaches wilderness medicine for SOLO.

Brad Boehringer
(USA) 
Assistant/Guide-in-training/Expedition Medic 
Summited 04-Nov
Brad brings a wealth of wilderness medicine experience with him to our expedition combined with his solid climbing skills we expect that Brad will add a significant element of safety to our team. Brad has traveled and climbed in Mexico and Chile and this will be his first Himalayan climb. Brad is now a qualified nurse but has worked as an EMT-I and taught wilderness medicine for SOLO for many years.

Anthony Geoghegan
(Australia)
Climber
Summited 07-Nov
Anthony is an Australian who enjoys rock, ice and alpine climbing, skiing, and marathon running. He has been based in Europe for the past 3.5 years working in his profession as an Aerospace Stress Engineer. He has climbed in New Zealand, Australia, Africa, European Alps and Scandinavia.

Sue Large
(USA) 
Climber
No summit
Sue says: "I became interested in backpacking 10 years ago after hiking up Mt. Whitney in the Sierra Nevadas. From there it's been a long, slow process of learning the mountaineering skills needed in becoming a competent, self-sufficient climber. This has been quite a task given that I live in the flatlands of Ohio. Began climbing after cutting my teeth on Mt. Ranier, which eventually led to Mt. McKinley in Alaska, Mts. Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Iliniza Sur in the Andes, and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. In between climbs I've done many, many smaller mountains in the US plus rock and ice climbing throughout the states. This will be my first Himalayan peak."

Vanessa Wills
(Australia) 
Climber
Summited 29-Oct
Taking a year away from home to travel and climb all over the world. This year alone Vanessa has made her way to NZ (Mt Cook), Argentina (Aconcagua by Polish Direct), Chile (Villarica), Peru (Tocllaraju), Canada (Bugaboo Spire), USA (Tetons, City Of Rocks, Smith Rock and much more), Chamonix (Weissmies traverse) and still has 3 months left. In each country she climbed numerous routes in addition to the highlight noted. Most of us are exhausted just reading her climbing resume!
(You can follow her travels at www.cragx.com)
Vanessa will arrive early, sprint around the Annapurna circuit and warm up on Island peak before meeting up with the team in Namche.


Marcus Dell
(Canada) 
Climber
Summited 03-Nov
Marcus is an accomplished alpinist who has climbed some of the highest and coldest peaks in North America. His credits include Mt. McKinley (Alaska), Mt. Logan (Yukon Canada), Mt. Aconcagua (Argentina), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), and many peaks in the British Columbia Coast Range.
Update!
Marcus summited Broadpeak the year after (2006
)


Brent Hamblin
(USA)
Climber
No summit
Brent will be returning to Ama Dablam armed with three more years of knowledge and experience. Among Brent's climbs are Lobuche in Nepal, Mt Rainier in the US and peaks in Peru. Brent spends time climbing and backpacking in the Tetons and the Wind River Range of Wyoming.


Sophia Danenberg
(USA)
Climber
Summited 04-Nov
Fresh from an attempt on Mount McKinley Sophia has had Ama Dablam in her sites for some time. Her background in mountaineering is extensive and includes summits of Aconcagua, Iztaccihuatl, Mount Katahdin, Illiniza Norte, Longs Peak, Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Mt. Kilimanjaro and attempts on Mount Kenya, Cotopaxi, Illiniza Sur, Aconcagua's Polish Direct and Mount McKinley's West Buttress.
Update!
Sophia summited Everest the year after (2006
)


Brad Jackson
(Australia)
Climber
Summited 04-Nov
Brad will be the standard by which all others will be judged to have or not have any altitude related disorders. Anyone as disoriented as Brad will be asked to descend immediately! A rare sense of humor belies a climber with a solid background and an aspiring Himalayan mountaineer. In his days past Brad has climbed glaciated peaks up to 6280 m in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Brad will be heading to Nepal early to trek about the Khumbu and attempt Island Peak in preparation for our climb.
Update!
Brad summited Everest in 2010


Marc van Reenen
(South Africa)
Climber
Summited 04-Nov
Marc has climbed all over the globe and counts among his climbs: Aconcagua 6959 M – Argentina (Summit), Mt Kenya 4985 M - Kenya, El Misti 5822 M - Peru (Summit), Cuerno 5480 M - Argentina (Summit), Villarica 2847 M - Chile (Summit), Mt Kinabalu - Malaysia (Summit), Mt Kilimanjaro 5,985 M - Tanzania (Summit), Mt McKinley 5,200 M - Alaska, Western China (South African Kuksay Expedition) & Mt Elbrus 5642 M (Russia).

Herb Sayers
(USA)
Climber
No summit
Herb has successfully summited Cayambe, Cotapaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador in addition to various climbing trips in North America. While most have been of a rock climbing nature. Herb has also spent time ice climbing in the Sierras. Herb notes "I feel a real draw to the Himalayas and am anxious and excited, as this will be my first Himalayan expedition."

Lyngve Skrede
(Norway)
Climber
Summited 03-Nov
Lyngve recently arrived home after a four months and 6300 kilometers long bicycle expedition through Mongolia, China, Tibet and Nepal, including a detour to Everest Basecamp (Tibet-side) on very rough roads. But he has no intentions of bringing his exhausted bike to Ama Dablam Basecamp. Instead he will pick up his climbing gear home in Norway, and bring it to Nepal together with years of mountaineering experience. He has previously climbed Island Peak, Lobuche East, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Zinalrothorn. All together more than 60 peaks above 4000 metres in addition to 215 lower peaks.

Nepali Team Members
Tshering Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa
Lhakpa Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa

Nepali Cook Staff
Ratna Man Gurang - Base Camp Cook
Narayan G.C - Base Camp Cook
Ram Bahadur Tamang - Cook helper

Journals from this expedition:
Intro to the Expedition
The Expedition Team
Part 1 - In Kathmandu
Part 2 - From Lukla to BC
Part 3 - Acclimatizing
Part 4 - To Camp 3
Part 5 - Summit Day

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