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 Adventure Consultants Cho Oyu Expedition 2001

Tuesday Sept 25 2001 - Restless Sleep at Camp II

The AC Cho Oyu team have returned to base camp after spending two nights at camps on the mountain. At Camp II (approx 7000m) a comfortable night's sleep is rarely possible and expedition leader Dean Staples described their night there as restless at best. Getting up to Camp I was easier this time around though! Now they are all resting in BC for 3 days, and plan to move onto the mountain again on Friday Sept 28th with a summit day attempt looking likely for Monday Oct 1. The weather has been stable for the past few days but high lenticular clouds are gracing the top of Mount Cho Oyu so this is a sign that the weather may be beginning to deteriorate over the next few days. A close eye will be kept on this by Dean & Mike. All in the group are reported as feeling well and in good health, and Curt and Raymond are happy that they have already set personal high altitude records by reaching Camp II height. Now they are looking forward to climbing into over 8000m on summit day.

Dean Staples, Expedition Leader.

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