Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:52 AM
IMG #10 & 11:
Hi Everyone, So everything is
going just fine here on Cho Oyu after our first trip up to the Ice Cliff.
We're back at ABC and the group rested the past couple of days--didn't see
much sun though. It's been snowing and raining at ABC off and on the whole
time. Today Charles went up to C1 with Danuru and they are doing fine--will
spend the night. Jangbu went up later in the day, too.
the rest of the group plans to go up to C1, the next day to C2 to sleep, then
back to ABC. Charles will join the group in climbing to C2 if he's feeling
acclimatized. We'll let you know how its going.
Merle, Expedition Leader
International Mountain Guides Cho Oyu 2005
Families and IMG Friends,
here. Just wanted to update you all on what is going on up here with the
International Mountain Guides team. Jack, Rich, Garry, Rob, Justin and Danuru
are sleeping at Camp 2 tonight. I just talked to Justin and everyone is doing
well. As you know, Charles arrived a little later than the rest and is working
to get his acclimatization schedule in sync with the rest of the team. He went
up toward Camp 2 and then turned around from above the Ice Cliff this
afternoon and is sleeping at Camp 1 tonight. Phunuru and Phubu carried from
ABC to camp 3 and are spending the night at Camp 1 tonight with Charles.
tomorrow is everyone to come down to ABC. Phunuru and Phubu will make a second
carry to 3 tomorrow before coming down. Climbing Sherpas from some other teams
fixed rope in the Yellow Band day before yesterday and sounds like some teams
might be headed for the summit early as 9/21.
tomorrow when everyone gets down. Please say hello to everyone for us!
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