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Summitclimb Cho Oyu Expedition Autumn 2006: Phil is back ...


 

Summitclimb Phil reports in: This is Phil Crampton, reporting for the SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition.

Yesterday, September 15, all the members made a carry to Camp 1 at 6,400 meters.  Everybody found their own pace, and we all arrived back at Advanced Base Camp healthy in time for a delicious dinner cooked by Kipa Sherpa.  On our Tibet expeditions, we use Tibetan kitchen staff and Tibetan climbing sherpas.  These young men and women are students and graduates of the Tibetan Mountaineering Guide School in Lhasa, led by Nima Tsering of the CTMA.  With the large amount of teams here at Cho Oyu this year, a large Chinese Expedition organized by Nima Tsering saved us space for our large Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp and tent sites at Camp 1, for which we are very grateful.

Tomorrow, September 17, our first group consisting of Jason Marsh, Stephen Lawes, Stephen Backshall, Philip Ling, Philippe Caboche , Alain Denamiel, and myself will go and sleep at Camp 1 and the following day explore the route to Camp 2.  On September 18, the second group consisting of David Cole, Michael Hsu, Steve Marsh, Lee Farmer, Martin Holton, Tom Sexton, and Gianfranco Valente will sleep at Camp 1, and the following day explore the route to Camp 2.

We will report more in a few days.  This is Phil Crampton for SummitClimb Cho Oyu 2006.

Dispatch Index

Summitclimb Cho Oyu 2006 Expedition Team:

Dan Mazur. England and USA. Expedition organiser. 

Phil Crampton. England and USA. Expedition Leader.

Arnold Coster. Holland. Expedition Leader. 

Philip Ling.  Australia and St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition leader in training.

Philippe Caboche. France.

Alain Denamiel. France.

Martin Holton. England and Belgium.

Samuli Mansikka. Finland.

Jere Pettersson. Finland.

Thomas Sexton. USA.

David Cole. Australia.

Lee Farmer. UK.

Stephen Lawes. UK.

Jason Marsh. USA.

Stephen Marsh. UK.

Stephen Backshall. UK.

Paul Burgess. Canada.

Gianfranco Valente. Italy.

Michael Hsu. USA and China.

 

Tibetan staff list for the current Cho Oyu expedition:

Head Climbing "Sirdar": Luda

Regular Mt. Climbing Staff: Dunba, Ping Tso, & Gesang

Personal Climbing "Sherpa": Tseren Dee'anja

Cooks: Sange

Cook helper: Chanba

 

 

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