Fresh news from Ama Dablam base camp that Rob and James successfully summitted Ama Dablam (6856m) earlier than expected and are now on their way down to Namche Bazaar and ultimately the celebrations in Kathmandu. This is a sure sign of their independent capability at a relatively young age in the climbing world, and is perhaps the most important step on the hard road to becoming the youngest Britons to summit Everest next year. This achievement on a technical and exposed peak should establish them as serious and not opportunistic climbers and should help generate more fruitful interest in their Himalayan experience and abilities. Congratulations! A more detailed report of the expedition and of future training to follow shortly.