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 The International Mountain Guides Cho Oyu 2000 Expedition 

The IMG Autumn 2000 Cho Oyu team

Mr. Tapley Richards, 27.  Expedition Leader.  Mountain guide from Ashford, WA
Ms. Heidi Eichner, 35.  Trek Leader and Assistant Guide.  Mountain guide from Ashford, WA
Mr. Joe Coughlin, 42.  Computer engineer from Peyton, CO  
Mr. Gregory Yanigihara, 34.  Climber.  Geologist from Long Beach, CA
Mr. John Matthews, 30.  Climber.   Businessman from Telluride, CO
Mr. Jasmin Ajanovic, 44.  Trekker.   Software engineer from Portland, OR
Ms. Kris Jett, 49.  Trekker.   Physician from Bend, OR
Ms. Lydia Jett, 19.  Trekker.   Student from Northampton, MA
Mr. Matt Nielsen, 26  Trekker.   Medical technologist from Bend, OR
Mr. Ang Chhiring Sherpa, 39.  Expedition Sirdar
Mr. Phunuru Sherpa, 21.     Climbing Sherpa
Mr. Karsang Sherpa, 36.   Trekking and expedition cook
Mr. Pemba Tshiri Sherpa, 33.  Trekking and expedition cook

Tentative Itinerary

AUGUST

22       Leave USA from LAX 
23       Arrive Bangkok, overnight Bangkok
24       Fly to KTM, arrive early afternoon
25       Get Chinese Visas, etc.

26       Arrive Lhasa (12,000') on flight from Kathmandu
27       Visit Lhasa, tour Potala, Jokhang, Barkor
28       Travel to Xegatse (12,800'), tour Tashilumpo
29       Travel to Tingri (14,400')
30       Sherpas and trucks to Base Camp (15,500')
31       Remainder of team to Base Camp

SEPTEMBER
01       Rest and Organization, acclimatization hiking
02       Rest and Organization, acclimatization hiking
03       Trek to interim camp (17,000')
04       Trek to Advanced Base Camp (18,500')
05-7    Rest and organization, acclimatization hiking
08       Climb to Cho Oyu Camp 1
09       Descend to Cho Oyu Advanced Base Camp

10       Rest

11       Rest

12       Climb to C1, overnight

13       Climb to Ice cliff, overnight at C1

14       Descend to ABC, rest

15       Rest

16       Rest

17       Climb to C1

18       Climb to C2, overnight

19       Descend to ABC

20       Rest

21       Rest

22       Climb to C1

23       Climb to C2

24       Climb to C3

25       Climb to Summit, descend to C2

26       Descend to ABC   

27       Leave ABC

28       Leave BC very early (6 am).  (Possible to go to Kathmandu in one day if road is not blocked by landslides)

29       Contingency day

30       Leave Kathmandu (overnight Bangkok)

OCTOBER

01       Arrive USA  (gain date crossing dateline, arrive same day) 

Second Summit Attempt Scenario  (in case first attempt is unsuccessful)

Second Summit Attempt Scenario  (in case first attempt is unsuccessful)

26        Descend to ABC
27        Rest
28        Rest
29        Climb to C1
30        Climb to C2
OCTOBER
01        Climb to C3
02        Climb to Summit, descend to C2
03        Descend to ABC
04        Packing day
05        Leave ABC to BC
06        Packing day / contingency
07        Leave BC.  Overnight in Zhangmu.
08        Arrive Kathmandu, packing
09        Pack gear, go away dinner
10        Leave Kathmandu (overnight Bangkok)
11        Arrive USA  (gain date crossing dateline, arrive same day)

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