I shot this video at arm’s length inside the tent at Camp 3; high camp on Ama Dablam. Notice how knackered I am, and how I cough during my speech, shaking the camcorder, and the shoot. This expedition, although successful, was not conducted in the normal manner simply because we were the only ones on the mountain that year. Everyone else tends to be attempting bigger peaks during spring in Nepal, especially Everest. Success on Ama Dablam came at a cost, albeit a very cheap cost considering what could have happened had we made the slightest mistake on the way down. “The summit is only half the journey”.

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