Update: The team of the Dutch
Cho Oyu expedition 2005 has chosen to go to Mount Everest for their
acclimatization prior to going to Cho Oyu. They want to go to ABC at 6400
meter. On the 25th they arrived at the north side base camp of Mount Everest.
The plan for tomorrow is to go to intermediate camp at 5700 meter and the next
day to ABC to spend the night. The first time at this altitude will be hard
for most of the team members. But first they have a rest day: they relax,
check their packs for tomorrow and do some shopping in the supermarket. It is
hard to believe but there is a real shopping mall on 5200 meter at the
entrance of base camp! At the end of the day there is some snowfall. The next
dispatch will be in four days because they leave the BGAN in BC.
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This spring the Dutch Snow
Leopard Cho Oyu 2005 Expedition will take place April 6 until June 2. It has
16 members under the leadership of Rene de Bos, first Dutchman on Everest.
The expedition also includes a
research project studying factors of
influence on cerebral
oxygenation at altitude.
Rene de Bos
Jan van den Bos