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 Alpine Ascents Cho Oyu Autumn 2006: Camp 3


We'll Cho-Oyu Reaches Camp III: Hey there friends family and loved ones, this is Team Well Cho-Oyu reporting in from Camp III. Were at about 25,000 feet above sea level, and guess what? This night we are going to sleep on oxygen! I feel like Darth Vader and it feels really good. We cranked it up and our oxygen saturation is at about 15% higher than it was at our last camp, so that makes us feel warm and it makes us feel intelligent, and its good all the way around. Today was a pretty hard day coming up from 23 to 25, a pretty big grind, high angle, taking about 6 breaths per step, really sucking it down without the oxygen, so its nice to be sleeping on it tonight.

Were going to wake up at about 1:30 in the morning and then were going to try to shoot up to the summit and get out of here by 3, hopefully hit the ridge at about sunrise. We have a big fixed line traverse to do that Lakpa set up for us, and when ewe hit the summit plateau weve got several hours of walking across a very flat plateau until we get to a little bump, from which we should be able to see Mount Everest, so hopefully our cameras will be working and well get some good photos. So keep your fingers crossed, this is team Well Cho-Oyu, stay tuned for the further adventures of going to the summit, ciao for now, sweet dreams

Update 9/30/2006: Team Makes it to Camp II: Hey there cybernauts, this is Team Well Cho-Oyu at Camp II, 23,000 feet and were just tucking into bed. We made up here in good time, our fastest ever. Unfortunately Laura had difficulty with her breathing and opted to go down, so she is now at ABC, eating all of the good food that Gopal can cook for her. The rest of us, myself and Goldilocks, and Two Dogs and Champ are all camped here together, and looking forward to a beautiful day tomorrow so we can move up to Camp III. Its a little blustery, but other than that the weather is seeming to cooperate with us. So please keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for the further adventures of Team Well Cho-Oyu.

 

 




 

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