9 May 2014 -
It's been few days since our last dispatch. The weather has made dispatches
quite difficult to be delivered because although every morning is great but
then we get a lot of snow late afternoon.
Three days ago we made our first trek with the members to the bottom of the
screen. The Sherpas and myself climbed to C1 to officially establish the camp
and drop a huge load carry. Acclimatization is going well for everyone, slow
sometimes but everyone as a good appetite and it reflects a good mood.
Thursday found ourselves doing a lot here. It was a great day we all enjoyed
having a great climbing training day and establishing the systems. Everyone
did well and I am really pleased with everyone’s progress
On Wednesday we slept in C1, next day all team members and I made an attempt
to climb over the Glacier Serac between C1 and C2, it was quite cold and wind
raised before we completed the programme. We returned to C1 had a nap, lunch
and by 5pm we reached basecamp to rest for a couple of days.
Today's afternoon programme was Snow white and the Huntsmen, great movie maybe
the best ever seen at Cho Oyu Basecamp awaiting for the wind to drop in a
spring season. We have schedule Pretty Women, Wolverine and some other state
of the art cinema productions. If you have any suggestions and would like to
send us a DVD please deliver it to "Cho Oyu Basecamp - At the highest point on
the screen, just before the big puja tower with the big flags". Attach a Jumbo
Pizza in the same deliver if possible...!
I should mention that the fixed lines are about to be completed between today
and tomorrow. There is a team who arrived early in the season and they are
mostly doing that task, collecting every other team’s collaboration.
Days are warmer as we approach the end of the season, so, from being using
sleeping bags and extra layer, we are all just enjoying the warmer
temperatures of May.
8 May 2014-
BACK TO BC AFTER ONE NIGHT AT C1. ALL TIRED BUT HAPPY AS EVER BIG DINNER
TONIGHT & DEEP SLEEP.
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