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 Alpine Ascents Cho Oyu Autumn 2006: Basecamp


Basecamp: Friends, family and loved ones,

We came. We saw. We acclimatized. Today we arrived in base camp (4700m or approximately 15,800ft) after a few hours driving South from Tingri. Our Sherpa team had camp already setup when we rolled in, so all we had to do was eat lunch and adapt to the thin air. Afternoon activities consisted of a relaxing trek and a mini seminar on why oxygen is a good thing.

The “Tibetan Tummy” issue has resolved itself. Firat is kicking Lawdon’s butt in chess. However, Lawdon is stumping “Team We’ll Cho-oyu” with witty riddles. Everyone slept well last night and we are hoping for more of the same tonight. Keep your fingers crossed for us and stay tuned to our further adventures.

Namaste, Vern

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