Hi, This is the first dispatch for the Cho Oyu Spring 2010 expedition. Today
is April 21st 2010 and this is the expedition leader Max Kausch writing from
The city is fairly warm and we enjoyed 26ºC today. We had some rain during the
last few days and this settled the dust a little.
We are working hard on the preparations and packing for our expedition. Today
all the staff helped to test our equipment. The first members will arrive
tomorrow and we really look forward to meet them at the airport and show them
around. Our agent has already got a permit to climb Cho Oyu!
We also wish the best luck for those who are traveling across the ash cloud
that is sitting in northern Europe at the moment.
Thanks for following the news at SummitClimb
* Max Kausch (leader) - Argentina/UK
* Ms. Mia Graeffe - Finland
* Mark Solari - UK/Australia
* Anthony Newton - US
* Alexander Holt - UK
* Ngima Kanchha Sherpa - climbing sherpa
* Palden Nima Sherpa - climbing sherpa
* Ang Gelu Sherpa - climbing sherpa
* Nima Dorje Lama - cook
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