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  Autumn 2003: International Mountain Guides Dispatch Index


Dispatch One August 22, 2003: The Cho Oyu team has now departed the USA and is enroute to Kathmandu. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Two August 25, 2003: The team has all successfully made it to Kathmandu and is ready to leave tomorrow morning for Lhasa. Yesterday, the members joined their Sherpas in the puja (blessing) ceremony at the Boudnath monastery. Check here for the full dispatch.


 

Dispatch Three September 2, 2003: IMG guides Chris Booher and Mike Hamill report that everyone has made Base Camp and are doing fine, after an interesting trip across Tibet. Check here for the full dispatch.


 

Dispatch Four:  Greetings from Tibet, After four lazy days of short walks and a whole lot of sitting around at 16,000 feet, we are finally ready to start our way up to our Advanced Base Camp. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Five: I spoke on the sat phone to Ang Jangbu and Mike Hamill a few minutes ago and they report that today the team reached Advanced Base Camp, at about 18,500 feet. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch Six: 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. Check here for more..


Dispatch 7: IMG expedition leader Chris Booher phoned in with an update on the team's progress and plans. Yesterday Mike and Justin headed up to Camp 1 for an overnight with Nacho, Jim, Mark, Lindon, and Peter. They will climb this morning up thru the ice cliff below Camp 2, and then they'll head down to Advance Base Camp to rest for a few days. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 8: IMG expedition leader Chris Booher called in to report that the team had a good round of climbing up to Camp 1, with all members back safely at Advance Base Camp Sunday, resting on Monday, and planning to climb again in the next couple of days. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 9: IMG expedition leader Mike Hamill has phoned in with an update following the IMG team's rotation up to Camp 2. The first group, led by Mike and Justin with climbers Jim, Mark, Nacho, Lindon, and Peter, successfully made the climb to Camp 2 for an overnight.  They returned to Advance Base Camp Wednesday night and began their pre-summit bid rest days. Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 10: There is currently a ban in effect in Nepal (strike called by the Maoists) which has shut down all vehicular traffic and closed all retail shops until Saturday... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 11: Preparing to head back up on their summit bid... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 12: One climber forced to descend after experiencing cerebral edema, others "go" for a summit bid tomorrow.... Check here for the full dispatch.


Dispatch 13: Cho Oyu the Summit success and the story !


Dispatch 14: Cho Oyu 2003 down safe! Yahoo!!

 
Eric Simonson, veteran expedition leader, Everest Summiter, author and motivational speaker. To book Eric
 






 
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