Current Expedition Time
Dispatch Six: Tuesday September 9, 2003 7:00am Nepal
I just received a phone call from IMG's
team on Cho Oyu. Chris Booher reports a problem with
satellite connections currently experienced by several
teams on the mountain, which is limiting the teams'
ability to phone home. Since several teams are having
the problem, it appears to be a system-wide failure, so
anyone hoping for or expecting calls or emails via sat
phone from the Himalayas should not worry if news does
not come. Thanks to AAI for sharing their sat
system this morning, it seems to be unaffected by the
service outage the other teams are having. [Sidebar:
I've been expecting a call from Eric Simonson on
Kilimanjaro, maybe this explains why he hasn't phoned
Chris reports that everyone on the IMG
team is doing just fine, so the group will split into
two for the initial acclimatization cycle up to Camp 1.
Mike Hamill and Justin Merle will go up and sleep at
Camp 1 with the first group tomorrow, and then Chris
Booher and Garrett Madison will head up the following
day with the second group for an overnight at C1. The
team's health is holding up great so far and so everyone
on the IMG roster plans a trip to Camp 1 either tomorrow
or the next day.
hope to get a longer and more detailed report from the IMG team when the
satellite networks get back to work - come on guys, fix the birds up there,
this isn't rocket science! Or is it?
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