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  Cho Oyu Team Fixes Ropes for Summit Attempt

9 May 2014 -

It's been few days since our last dispatch. The weather has made dispatches quite difficult to be delivered because although every morning is great but then we get a lot of snow late afternoon.

Three days ago we made our first trek with the members to the bottom of the screen. The Sherpas and myself climbed to C1 to officially establish the camp and drop a huge load carry. Acclimatization is going well for everyone, slow sometimes but everyone as a good appetite and it reflects a good mood.

Thursday found ourselves doing a lot here. It was a great day we all enjoyed having a great climbing training day and establishing the systems. Everyone did well and I am really pleased with everyone’s progress

On Wednesday we slept in C1, next day all team members and I made an attempt to climb over the Glacier Serac between C1 and C2, it was quite cold and wind raised before we completed the programme. We returned to C1 had a nap, lunch and by 5pm we reached basecamp to rest for a couple of days.

Today's afternoon programme was Snow white and the Huntsmen, great movie maybe the best ever seen at Cho Oyu Basecamp awaiting for the wind to drop in a spring season. We have schedule Pretty Women, Wolverine and some other state of the art cinema productions. If you have any suggestions and would like to send us a DVD please deliver it to "Cho Oyu Basecamp - At the highest point on the screen, just before the big puja tower with the big flags". Attach a Jumbo Pizza in the same deliver if possible...!

I should mention that the fixed lines are about to be completed between today and tomorrow. There is a team who arrived early in the season and they are mostly doing that task, collecting every other team’s collaboration.

Days are warmer as we approach the end of the season, so, from being using sleeping bags and extra layer, we are all just enjoying the warmer temperatures of May.


8 May 2014-

BACK TO BC AFTER ONE NIGHT AT C1. ALL TIRED BUT HAPPY AS EVER BIG DINNER TONIGHT & DEEP SLEEP.
 

JanVirt Climbing to C1

Climbing to C1

 

 

 

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