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  Cho Oyu Team Packs and Preps

29 April - 2014 (Evening)

Between packing and unpacking we are mountain guides. This is what my friend Jon Muir told me once, while we were setting up a trip together.

Every container has been emptied to check all the food available, it means A LOT. Tomorrow, part of it will be loaded in a truck to go to the intermediate Base Camp, named Diablum (I believe it's well spelled).  It's spring and facilities are not available, so most of the sherpas and Dorje will take the ride on the big DongFeng and set the tents and kitchen for us.

A few Yaks are already here, I love to see them in the distance walking in their particular tired-looking manner walk.

It's time to go for a trek, to stretch out the legs, later on, there will be pictures posted to make you understand how beautiful this place is.


29 April 2014 -

The road is in perfect conditions, so we complete the drive I remember it was a two fine hours in just about more than one.

Weather is great, and every morning we have a snow shower that covers all the camp with one centimeter of snow. It's good to have some moisture in the air as it helps in the acclimatization process. Besides landscape changes from morning to afternoon!

Last night we had our first chicken curry, vegetable Dahl Bhat. Dorje made a great meal, and by now we are already in a Nepali diet I prefer.

Everyone is fine, lazy acclimatize days allow everyone to read, write, dream about future trips and design high pressure air regulators.

It's great to see members are doing things they can not dedicate time while in their normal life. I can see in their faces, the relax of being in full mountaineering mode.

We are at Oz Land, the yellow brick road is just ahead. Big hugs from here, everyone here having a great time!!!!
 

 

 

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