Hi, this is Scott Patch reporting from
Kathmandu, Nepal with the Cho Oyu 2013 dispatch for April 22nd.
All members have made it and are in high spirits and great health, despite the
rigours of travel, time changes and misplaced baggage. We have spent most of
the last couple days sorting gear, packing, unpacking and repacking our kits
to go to Tibet. Lots of last minute purchases and things to do today.
We are all set to leave for Tibet at 4:00 am Tuesday the 23rd. Its a big
relief to have everything done and be able to enjoy a quiet evening.
Yesterday I met with Ms. Elizabeth Hawley. She is known as the 'Himalayan
Record-keeper'. Ms Hawley has been keeping records of every single expedition
that has climbed any major Nepali Peaks since the 60s. We admire Ms. Hawley's
work and dedication very much.
Cho Oyu Spring 2013 team roster:
Scott Patch (Leader) - USA
Holly Budge (Assistant Leader) - UK
Wayne Herrick - USA
Debbie Markham - USA
John Martersteck - USA
Torben Kristensen - Denmark
Reinhard Kaiser - Germany
Stephanie Kaiser - Germany
Tengi Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa
Lapka Tendu Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa
Ngima Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa
Nima Dorje Lama - Head Cook
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