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

Cho Oyu Update #7 September 16, 2002: IMG Cho Oyu expedition leader Ben Marshall called in from ABC on Saturday night (Sept. 14) and reported feeling great after 3 days of rest at ABC. Assistant guide Mike Hamill has returned to ABC after seeing the trek team back to Nepal (word from Kathmandu is that both Kurt and Peter flew out of KTM on the 15th and are on their way home!) Ben and Rob Mackay planned to head up to Camp 1 on the 15th, and then up to Camp 2 on the 16th for some good acclimatization before returning back to ABC for one more rest break before summit bids. Meanwhile, Kris Erickson, John Griber, and Doug Stoup spent the 14th at Camp 1 with plans to move up to Camp 2 on the 15th before descending for a rest break before summit bids. Climbers Rod Nelson, Jim Waldron, Jeff Miller and John Carnahan plan to rest up at ABC and then move up to Camp 1 on the 16th and then Camp 2 on the 17th before a final rest break at ABC prior to summit bids. Tom Doherty has experienced some ankle problems and has decided to sit out this rotation up the mountain with hopes to join the team in going up to Camp 2 or higher on the summit bid rotation.

We'll let you know when we hear more from Tibet ....


Eric Simonson

Expedition Organizer

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