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This August/September a team of six international climbers will be attempting to climb Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, without either the aid of supplemental oxygen or sherpas.

Expedition List

FOOD LIST.

4 Weeks Food per Person. 24kgs.

2 kg porridge. (14 portions)
750g honey.
1kg milk powder.
500g sugar.
6 freeze dried. (Scrambled eggs and bacon) (750g)
2.5 kg pasta (20 portions)
1kg butter
3 bulbs of garlic.
30 packet soups. (1.5kg)
6 freeze dried (Chicken etc) (750g)
1.5kg rice
1.5kg dahl.
2kg Dried fruit
1kg Nuts
2kg Chocolate
2kg Biscuits.
1 kg. Dried meats.
500g Boiled Sweets.
1kg granola bars.
Coffee.50 Tea bags (250g)
1 kg Hot Chocolate.
500g Gatorade./ tang
30 zipplock plastic bags.

EQUIPMENT.

Software.
· 2x sunglasses
· 1x goggles
· 1x inner gloves
· 1x liner gloves
· 1x outer gloves
· 1x down mittens.
· 1x balaclava
· 1x hat
· 1x neck/mouth warmer.
· 2x thermal light longjohns
· 1x medium thermal longjohns
· 3x light thermal tops
· 2x medium thermal top.
· 1x fleece.
· 1x Gortex Shell.
· 1x Down Suit.
· 5x Socks thick
· 2x polypro inner sock.
· Vapour barrier sock (if that's a system you go with)
· 1x over gaiter
· 1 pair plastic boots.
· 1pair hiking boots
· Hiking clothes
· 1x Sun hat. (umbrella)

Hardware.
· 2x sleeping bags. (1 for BC, other for Camps 1,2,3)
· 2x ground mats. (1 for BC, other for Camps 1,2,3)
· 1x bivvy sack.
· 2x thermos
· 1x pee bottle
· 1x insulated water bottle.
· 1x walking axe
· 1x shortish axe
· 1x crampons (one spare set between the 6 of us)
· 2x jumars
· 2x prusiks.
· 1x belay plate.
· 1x helmet.
· 1x headtorch. (lots of batteries)
· 1x telescopic pole.
· 1x rucksack.
· 1x compass
· 1x 9000m altimeter
· 4x lighters.
· 1x swiss army knife / gerber.

Personal.
· suncream
· lipbalm
· Throat lozenges.
· Nuerofen. (Aspirin better at thinning the blood but not so good for the stomach.)
· toiletries and medication.
· Blister patches.
· Camera /Films.
· Cards/Chess/ Books etc.

Per Team.
· 1x rope per climbing team (35m of 9mm or 10mm sufficient - discuss.)
· 1x spade.
· 6x slings
· 4x ice screws.
· 12x snow/ice stakes (for tents and belays)
· 2x tents (must confer so that we have enough for 6 at each camp)
· 3x cookers. (must confer so that we have enough for 6 at each camp)
· 4 pots, spoons, forks,
· Wands (for summit ridge … discuss)

 Further Information.
- The Climbers of the Marconi Cho Oyu Expedition 2000..
- The Climb/Itinerary of the Marconi Cho Oyu Expedition 2000.
- Expedition Data
of the Marconi Cho Oyu Expedition 2000.

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