Dispatch One: Hello EverestNews.com readers.
This is Nancy Norris reporting in from the wonderful sweltering hot city of
Prayer flags stream from
Bodhnath in Kathmandu,
one of the best-known temples in the Buddhist world
Eric Simonson Collection
I'm excited to be back here because it means
I'm on my way to Cho Oyu. I can't wait to get to Tibet and begin the climb of
the world's 6th highest mountain. The team should all be here by tomorrow and
we will be leaving Kathmandu for Tibet on Monday. I'll check in again in a
couple of days and give you an update. Nancy
Nancy Norris, who at age 59 will
attempt Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th highest mountain, as a
prelude to her climb on Mt. Everest in the Spring 2004
at age 60. Nancy will attempt to become the oldest
American woman to Summit Everest.
On Cho Oyu, Nancy Norris will join a team of 25 climbers,
guides and support staff organized by International Mountain Guides, Inc.
(IMG). Headquartered in Ashford, WA under the direction of American
mountaineer Eric Simonson. IMG has successfully led over 100 climbers to the
summit of Cho Oyu on 11 previous expeditions to that mountain.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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