IMG Cho Oyu Expedition Autumn 2002
Update #5 September 10, 2002
Ben Marshall reports that everyone had a nice first trip up to Camp 1
(20,500 feet) and has returned to Advanced Base Camp feeling good.
The team is taking a rest day today, and the plan is to go back up to
Camp 1 and sleep for a couple nights, and maybe try climbing further
up the ridge towards Camp 2 for some practice on the ice cliff. The
team has had their puja at ABC and the Sherpas are now working on
starting to fix ropes and build the upper camps. The trekkers are now
heading back to Base Camp and will be heading over the Lamna La pass
from BC on their hike to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp. From there
they will take the jeep to the border and return to Kathmandu. Right
now the plan for the trekkers is to get back to Kathmandu by the 13th
or 14th. Apparently the weather has been pretty good, nice in the
morning, some snow in the afternoon, but nothing too bad.