Hello EverestNews.com. This is Arnold Coster, one of the
co-leaders of the SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition 2006. Today we left Tingri
behind us and arrived in Base Camp. From now on our tents are going to be our
house. All of our members are doing great and are relaxing at the fabulous
lodge our chef made us. Tomorrow in the morning, two more members, Paul
Burgess and Steven Backshall, will arrive in Base Camp. At the lodge we will
have some medical training for the members.
On the 11th we will break up Base Camp and move to our
interim camp. The team will arrive at ABC on the 12th. It is going to be our
home for the next few weeks. So, that's it for now, stay tuned for the next
dispatch in a couple of days when we have more news. Bye bye
Summitclimb Cho Oyu 2006 Expedition Team:
Mazur. England and USA. Expedition organiser.
Crampton. England and USA. Expedition Leader.
Coster. Holland. Expedition Leader.
Ling. Australia and St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition leader in
Holton. England and Belgium.
Gianfranco Valente. Italy.
Hsu. USA and China.
Tibetan staff list for the current Cho
Head Climbing "Sirdar": Luda
Regular Mt. Climbing Staff: Dunba, Ping Tso, & Gesang
Personal Climbing "Sherpa": Tseren Dee'anja
Cook helper: Chanba
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