8000 Meters Facts
Ascents Cho Oyu 2005:
Team has arrived Lhasa 8/25/05
Tashi Delek from the high city
of Lhasa, Tibet!
Welcome to Alpine Ascents' Cho Oyu 2005 Expedition! We are all here in Lhasa
having a fantastic time touring the monastaries and holy sites of this ancient
city. Relaxing, touring and adapting to the altitude are our main concerns for
these 3 nights here. Tomorrow morning we will be heading out to our first stop
on our trip through Western Tibet en route to Cho Oyu BC. We will be spending
tomorrow night in Gyantse.
We still have one more day here in Lhasa though and in a few minutes we will
be departing to go and tour the Jokhang, a Tibetan Buddhist temple and the
spiritual heart of all of Tibet. The Jokhang was built around 650 AD and
houses one of the most important images of the Maitreya Buddha or Future
Buddha. We'll then have lunch and continue on to the Dalai Lama's summer
palace, the Norbulinka.
Suzanne, Kevin, Mike, Tony and Don are all getting to know eachother over the
time we have here. Lakpa Rita is also with us and accompanying us on the
tours. We will reunite with our Nepali staff and climbing Sherpa once we
arrive in the small town of Tingri on the 28th.
We are sorry that it's taken some time to get the cybercasts up and running.
We are unable to use our own computer equipment here in Lhasa but once we
arrive in Gyantse tomorrow evening that should be solved and we will try and
start posting photos with our cybercasts and try to post those nearly daily.
We'll be in touch soon.
Dave and the team
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