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

Update #5 September 10, 2002

Ben Marshall reports that everyone had a nice first trip up to Camp 1 (20,500 feet) and has returned to Advanced Base Camp feeling good.  The team is taking a rest day today, and the plan is to go back up to Camp 1 and sleep for a couple nights, and maybe try climbing further up the ridge towards Camp 2 for some practice on the ice cliff.  The team has had their puja at ABC and the Sherpas are now working on starting to fix ropes and build the upper camps.  The trekkers are now heading back to Base Camp and will be heading over the Lamna La pass from BC on their hike to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp.  From there they will take the jeep to the border and return to Kathmandu.  Right now the plan for the trekkers is to get back to Kathmandu by the 13th or 14th.  Apparently the weather has been pretty good, nice in the morning, some snow in the afternoon, but nothing too bad.


Eric Simonson

Expedition Organizer

Eric Simonson, veteran expedition leader, Everest Summiter, author and motivational speaker. To book Eric e-mail everestnews2004@adelphia.net