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  International Mountain Guides 2005 Cho Oyu: Updates

Current Expedition Time Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:52 AM

Mount Everest photos Eric Simonson expedition

Camp II on Cho Oyu, Tibet Photo© Eric Simonson Collection

Update 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.

Tomorrow 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.

Until then,

- Justin Merle, Expedition Leader

International Mountain Guides Cho Oyu 2005

Dear Families and IMG Friends,

 

Ang Jangbu 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.

 

Plan for 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.

 

More tomorrow when everyone gets down. Please say hello to everyone for us!

 

Regards,

Jangbu

Eric Simonson, International Mountain Guides

 

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