Ama Dablam Attempt. The British twins, Alan and Adrian Burgess, and American Craig Ballenger attempted to climb the south ridge, the normal route, on Ama Dablam in winter. They reached a high point of 6400 meters on December 16 and then gave up in the face of high winds, which were so strong that they were blowing about chunks of rock, and dwindling food and funds. They had one high camp and a bivouac.
Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley