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  Fall Cho Oyo Final Report

October 2 2013

Congratulations to everyone in our team who reached the top of Cho Oyu, 6th highest mountain in the world and perhaps the best possible preparation for climbing Everest. Thanks to all of the members, Sherpas, and leader Dan Mazur for their strong efforts. We were very lucky with perfect weather and that we were able to have a perfectly planned schedule and great weather forecasting technology available, including a very helpful and experienced staff and leadership team. Our own Sherpa team fixed much of the ropes to the summit

After climbing Cho Oyu, our next plan for our team is to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, during April and May, 2014. We have two expeditions, one from the Nepal side of Everest and the other from the Tibet side of Everest. Please come and join Dan Mazur and our top Sherpas for our 12th Everest expedition. Bookings are being accepted now.

As I write this, we are resting in a broad icy-rocky glacial valley at Mount Cho Oyu advanced basecamp (ABC) at 6400 metres, 21,000 feet. Located in Tibet near to Mt. Everest, and known as the 'Turquoise Goddess', right now mighty Cho Oyu is living up to her beautiful name, as it is a gorgeous sunny morning and the world's 6th highest mountain, bedecked in garlands of snow, towers above our little yellow tents, fluttering prayer flags, drying laundry, and our comfortable large dining tent with a tv, lights, music, heater, insulated floor and walls, comfortable chairs and tables, all powered by two efficient solar panels.

We are down here after our 4-day foray to the summit at 8200 metres / 26,000 feet. Our strong and loyal Sherpas led us up there, helping us to set up warm high camps, and fixed stout ropes through deep snow and attain a gorgeous summit. After being away for nearly a week, the relative luxury of ABC spoils and lays us back in certain ways, yet with each glimpse over our shoulders at the hulking white mountain above, a powerful recollection of thin air and high snowy ridges mentally draws us straight back up to where we just were.
 

Changtse, Everest North Ridge, Lingtren, Pumori, Everest South Col, Geneva Spur, Lhotse, Western Cwm, and Nuptse, seen from Cho Oyu Summit. Photo Matti Sunell

Changtse, Everest North Ridge, Lingtren, Pumori, Everest South Col, Geneva Spur, Lhotse, Western Cwm, and Nuptse, seen from Cho Oyu Summit. Photo Matti Sunell.

 

 

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