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 Adventure Consultants Cho Oyu Expedition 2001

 

Update Thursday 20 September 2001 - Overnight Camp I

After a two day sortie onto the mountain to spend a night at Camp I, the AC team are back at Base Camp today for a couple of rest days. They slept overnight at Camp I on the night of the 18th, and the following day climbed the ridge above Camp I to the base of the ice cliff before turning around to descend all the way to BC.

The weather has been very stable for the past 3 days, and tomorrow should see some of the first teams to arrive at the mountain this season make their summit attempts. The AC Expedition plan to spend two days resting, then on Sunday Sept 23 they will climb to Camp I, then Camp II the next day, and descend the following day, Tuesday Sept 25th. Allowing more rest days after that and all going well with the weather, they will then be thinking about their summit attempt.

Two members of the expedition are going to turn around and start the journey home. Bernhard and Dietmar have both made the decision to leave and will be back in Kathmandu in a few days time. John Taske would like to publicly say hello to the team at OMI back in Australia, in particular Bruce Kiehne, Tony Horstman and Ian Phan. Next update will be on Sunday Sept 23.

Dean Staples, Expedition Leader.

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