IMG Cho Oyu Expedition Autumn 2002
Cho Oyu Update #7 September 16, 2002:
IMG Cho Oyu expedition leader Ben Marshall called in from ABC on
Saturday night (Sept. 14) and reported feeling great after 3 days of
rest at ABC. Assistant guide Mike Hamill has returned to ABC after
seeing the trek team back to Nepal (word from Kathmandu is that both
Kurt and Peter flew out of KTM on the 15th and are on their way home!)
Ben and Rob Mackay planned to head up to Camp 1 on the 15th, and then
up to Camp 2 on the 16th for some good acclimatization before
returning back to ABC for one more rest break before summit bids.
Meanwhile, Kris Erickson, John Griber, and Doug Stoup spent the 14th
at Camp 1 with plans to move up to Camp 2 on the 15th before
descending for a rest break before summit bids. Climbers Rod
Nelson, Jim Waldron, Jeff Miller and John Carnahan plan to rest up at
ABC and then move up to Camp 1 on the 16th and then Camp 2 on the 17th
before a final rest break at ABC prior to summit bids. Tom Doherty has
experienced some ankle problems and has decided to sit out this
rotation up the mountain with hopes to join the team in going up to
Camp 2 or higher on the summit bid rotation.
We'll let you know when we hear more
from Tibet ....