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Guides Cho Oyu 2001 Expedition
#9 IMG Team
View looking up
from Camp One. Note ice cliff halfway
to Camp 2.
Race reports from ABC that all is well and that the
weather has improved significantly in the last few
days. Things are drying out and there has been
much less snowfall. Conditions were good for
their recent foray to Camp 2.
September 16th John, Slate, Chris, Mike, Reid, and
Bruce went to Camp 1 to spend the night. On the
17th John, Slate, Chris, and Mike climbed to Camp 2
(23,300 feet) and spent the night there. Reid
and Bruce made it partway, but turned back. On
the 18th they all descended to ABC and now plan to
rest for three days (19, 20, 21) before making a
summit bid. Steve and Scott are planning to go
to Camp 2 on the 19th to sleep, prior to their summit
returned to ABC today after a good trek to Rongbuk
Base Camp with Gavin. They trekked three
days via Lamna La pass over to the Rongbuk
Valley, where our jeep picked them up and transported
them up to the Base Camp. Olivia reported that
the weather was great and that they had good views of
all the mountains. After going to Rongbuk, the
jeep took them back to Tingri, and Gavin continued on
to the border at Zhangmu, and on to Kathmandu.
Olivia caught the jeep on the return to Cho Oyu Base
Camp, and hiked up to ABC yesterday.
plan for the summit bid is to go to C1 on the 22, C2
on the 23, C3 on the 24, and summit on the 25 (if all
goes according to plan!).