Ray called: From ABC Cho Oyu
October 5, 2005: Ray is reporting that two Austrian climbers accompanied him
on his way to the Summit. From what I understood on the phone, only one of the
trio reached the summit, and it wasn't Ray. However, Ray sounded happy and
healthy. He will be coming down to Katmandu in the next few days. He promised
to give a full report at that time. He asked me to let everyone know just how
greatly he appreciates their interest and support.
Ray Yeritsian Cho Oyu 2005
September 29, 2005 via
satellite phone: Ray is in good health and spirits. Over the last five days he
has climbed to Camp 2 twice and spent one night there. He is back at Base Camp
to rest for two days. He plans to make an attempt for the Summit in three to
five days. We wish him the best of luck.
Ray Yeritsian via satellite
phone from Cho Oyu ABC: Ray Yeritsian Cho Oyu 2005
9/23 Update: After spending
two nights in Camp 1 at 6400 meters, Ray came down to ABC for a couple of days
to rest. In the next few days he is planning to climb up to 7200 meters and
set up Camp 2. More later in his own words.
Ray is traveling with the Asian Trekking
Cho Oyu Group, below is his first 2 dispatches.
everybody, checking in from Kathmandu...arrived here yesterday. The word is,
there are quite a few expeditions on Cho Oyu this Fall, some of them are
already at Base Camp...will be hard to find a good spot for a tent... Real
Estate business must be booming there... :-)
leaving for Tibet tomorrow morning, hoping to cross the border and spend the
night in Zangmu (the first city across the border). Later,
Ray Yeritsian. 09.07.05
Tibet. 09.10.05: Arrived here yesterday from Zhangmu. Elevation is about
12,000 ft. We had some rain in Zhangmu...locals told me, the end of the
monsoon season is a little late this year. No rain in Nyalam so far. Planning
to leave for Tingri (elevation 14,000 ft). Tingri will be the last village on
my way to Base Camp. Next update in 7-8 days from Advanced Base Camp,
hopefully. Later, Ray Yeritsian.
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