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 Alpine Ascents International Cho-Oyu Cybercast, Tibet (26,906ft/8,201m)

9/24/01  9:15pm, Cho-Oyu Advanced Base Camp, Tibet

Hi this is Todd, we're at Base Camp right now, just checking in.  We went up to Camp I the day before yesterday and spent the night, had a great night up there. It's a beautiful day, it took us about 7 hours to climb up to the ridge at 21,000 feet, had beautiful views all around.  Everybody is very very well, we got up the next morning and hiked up about an hour or so up towards Camp II on the fixed lines, it was the first time we've put on our crampons and boots and used our ice axe. 

We moved up for about two hours and got used to the fixed lines and looked at what we needed to do to get to Camp II.  Yesterday and Today was a rest day so tomorrow morning we are planning on heading back up to Camp I.  Everybody's in good health and good spirits and the mountain looks like it's in good shape. Several teams may be going for the summit tomorrow. Talk to you soon, bye bye.

Todd Burleson

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