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  Summitclimb 2006 Cho Oyu Expedition Tibet


Greetings from Kathmandu, Nepal for the beginning of the Summitclimb 2006 Cho Oyu Expedition Tibet.
 
This is Ryan Waters reporting in from a beautiful morning in Kathmandu. I must admit that the news on CNN was anything but promising as I waited in Thailand for the flight to Nepal. As if the aspect of Himalayan climbing expeditions is not adventurous enough, recently the added bonus of spur of the moment strikes, maoist road blocks, and shoot to kill orders in the streets of Kathmandu has added a bit of a twist to the term "adventure travel!"
 
All that said, Mark and I had a smooth transition from the airport to our Hotel via one of the authorized airport Tourist Buses that dropped us off remarkably close to our destination. We hurridly toted our 100lb duffels along a deserted street to the hotel gates and were rewarded with a remarkably quiet evening (for Kathmandu) perfect for catching up on rest.
 
Today, it is business as usual in Kathmandu. So far there is no curfew for today and it is nice to be able to walk through Thamel and see the usual sights. Shop-keepers opening up for the morning, the odd street peddler hawking Tigerbalm or necklaces, and the morning cup of coffe at Charikusa, the best in town!
 
Reinhold is already here so that brings our team to 3 already in town. Liga will arrive tomorrow and the rest of the members arrive on the 25th. Our plan is to leave for Tibet on the 27th. We are fortunate to already have much of our gear in Tibet which should allow a smooth transition and travel.
 
It is nice to be in Kathmandu and every street I walk down seems to bring back a happy memory of past trips. The Nepali people are as nice and welcoming as ever and we look forward to sharing another expedition here in the Himalaya.
 
Thanks to all of our friends, families, sponsors and supporters and once again thanks to everestnews.com, Dan Mazur, and Murari Sharma at Everest Parivar Expeditions.
 
P.S. To my friend Cristina Prieto, the first South American woman to climb an 8,000 meter peak (Cho Oyu) and the first Chilean woman to summit Everest, who leaves this week for the Chilean version of Survivor, good luck and try not to get voted off!
 
Ryan Waters
Expedition Leader
 
Team Roster
 

Mr. REMCO BERENDSEN, Expedition Doctor

Mr. BRAD CORR, Team Member

Mr. PHIL CRAMPTON, Expedition Manager

Ms. LIGA HARTMANE, Leader in Training

Mr. REINHOLD KRAUS, Team Member

Mr. MARK MERWIN, Leader in Training

Mr. DAVID O’BRIEN, Team Member

Mr. JAMES VILES, Team Member

Mr. CARLO WAMBEKE, Team Member

Mr. RYAN WATERS. Expedition Leader

 

 

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