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Cho Oyu Autumn 2002
Facts & History
Eric Simonson
IMG Cho Oyu Expedition Autumn 2002

Update #10 September 23, 2002: Expedition leader Ben Marshall reported in from ABC this morning after the group was turned back by extremely high winds on their attempt to move up from C1 to C2. As Ben put it, the best decision was to tuck their tails between their legs and retreat. The climbing window looked like the best one they'd yet seen from a forecast standpoint, so they went for it, but it turned out to be too short. There is now a massive plume tailing off the summit daily, and they've had some precipitation regularly as well, with this forecasted to continue until the 27th. So now it's become a waiting game. Kami and Danuru fixed the route up thru the Yellow Band and above, so it should be good to go when the time comes .... Doug Stoup, John Griber and John Carnahan left for BC today, will take the jeep tomorrow to the border and we've got a van there waiting to bring them back to Kathmandu.


Eric Simonson

Expedition Organizer


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