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Cho Oyu Autumn 2002
Facts & History
Eric Simonson
IMG Cho Oyu Expedition Autumn 2002

Update #12 October 1, 2002: Kris Erickson called to report that the IMG team had made the top (8201m) and that he could see the North Face of Mt. Everest. This means they really did walk all the way across the summit plateau to the true highest point (you can't see Everest unless you do!). We don't have any further details, other than that they left Camp 3 (24,000 feet) at about 3 am and got to the summit about 9am. They will be trying to go all the way down to Camp 2 today, removing Camp 3 with the Sherpas help as they descend. It's a long day and we won't expect to hear a whole lot more until they return to ABC tomorrow.


Eric Simonson

International Mountain Guides


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