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 The International Mountain Guides Cho Oyu 2001 Expedition

Dispatch #11 IMG Team

John Race called from ABC with the update on the last two days of the expedition:  John, Slate, Chris, Bruce, Olivia, Phu Nuru, Danuru,  and Ang Passang all went for the summit yesterday morning, starting at 1 am.  The weather started out OK, but became marginal, with a big lenticular cloud forming over the top, and some thunderstorms in the area.  Slate and Chris turned back with Ang Passang from a little below the top.  John continued with the others to the summit plateau, where Chris decided to turn back.  John turned around with him at this point.  Olivia, Phu Nuru, and Danuru went on to cross the plateau to the tippy top.  Today Mike, Reid, and Kami reached also the summit, and are now back down OK.  Steve and Scott are currently on their summit attempt, and we hope to hear in the next 24 hours about them.

Eric Simonson

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