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9/12/01  7:56pm, Cho-Oyu Base Camp, Tibet

Hi, this is Todd from Base Camp at Cho-Oyu, we moved into base camp today. It's been three days since our cybercast.  We wanted to do one last night, and just before we got on the telephone, we heard about the terrible tragedy and terrorism in America.  It was devastating to the expedition.  We regrouped for the night and we talked a lot about what to do and we decided to go up to base camp, and we're all here, we're going to be here for the next two or three days.  We just want everyone to know how much we're thinking about you and how much we love America, and that our biggest concern now is not necessarily climbing Cho-Oyu, but in the welfare of our country.

We are going to stay here for the next couple of days, everyone is good.  We would welcome all friends and family of people on the expedition, to feel free to call Alpine Ascents (206)-378-1927, and just leave a message to say that you're okay, if you're close friends or family of anyone on our team, and you should know if they are on this team.  And we'll give a call in and our office will give us the names and if everyone is okay.  Our thoughts are with you guys, and we hope and pray that life gets back to normal soon, and we're able to continue where our great country left off.  That's all for now, bye bye.

Todd Burleson

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