Hello SummitClimb news. This is Arnold
Coster, the leader of the SummitClimb Cho Oyu expedition calling from advanced
base camp at 5760 metres/18,900 feet and today is the 10th of
We made it
to ABC today. It was a long day for most members and also for the yaks. We
left early this morning from interim camp and some of the yaks didn’t arrive
in ABC until 5:00 in the afternoon, which created a bit of difficulty because
those yaks were carrying our kitchen equipment. All are members had to wait
until they arrived to melt water and get dinner, but everybody is doing fine
now and our cook managed to make a very good meal late in the evening.
Tomorrow we are just going
to relax, make ourselves more comfortable in ABC, put up and use the shower
tent, and make our camp really nice. The day after we are going to do our
‘puja’ blessing ceremony because our sherpas won’t go up on the mountain until
it has been performed for the team and all of our equipment. Then we’re going
to do some rope practice and a bit of training.
When I have some more
interesting news to share I will call in again. Bye, bye.
Hello SummitClimb news. This is Arnold Coster, the leader of the SummitClimb
Cho Oyu expedition calling from intermediate camp at 5380 metres/17,600 feet
and today is the 9th of September.
We spent the morning organizing and weighing our equipment for
the yaks. In total we had to bring out 3600 kg/7900 pounds of equipment and we
had to load 60 yaks to get here, so we were busy with that all morning.
All of the members hiked up here to
intermediate camp pretty fast and everybody is doing great and all healthy.
We will wake up early tomorrow and
continue our journey to ABC at about 5800/19,000 feet. After tomorrow we can
finally settle in one place. ABC is going to be our home for the next 3 weeks.
I heard we already have good spot at ABC, so no worries about that.
Everybody is healthy and we’re just
relaxing. Samdien, our Tibetan cook, made a delicious meal for us tonight,
which was great. So, everybody is strong and eager to go up tomorrow.
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