Summitclimb Phil reports in: This is Phil Crampton,
reporting for the SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition.
Yesterday, September 15, all the members made a carry to
Camp 1 at 6,400 meters. Everybody found their own pace, and we all arrived
back at Advanced Base Camp healthy in time for a delicious dinner cooked by
Kipa Sherpa. On our Tibet expeditions, we use Tibetan kitchen staff and
Tibetan climbing sherpas. These young men and women are
students and graduates of the Tibetan Mountaineering Guide School in Lhasa,
led by Nima Tsering of the CTMA. With the large amount
of teams here at Cho Oyu this year, a large Chinese Expedition organized by
Nima Tsering saved us space for our large Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp and
tent sites at Camp 1, for which we are very grateful.
Tomorrow, September 17, our first group consisting of Jason
Marsh, Stephen Lawes, Stephen Backshall, Philip Ling,
Philippe Caboche , Alain Denamiel, and myself will go and sleep at Camp 1 and
the following day explore the route to Camp 2. On September 18, the second
group consisting of David Cole, Michael Hsu, Steve Marsh, Lee Farmer, Martin
Holton, Tom Sexton, and Gianfranco Valente will sleep at Camp 1, and the
following day explore the route to Camp 2.
We will report more in a few days.
This is Phil Crampton for SummitClimb Cho Oyu 2006.
Summitclimb Cho Oyu 2006 Expedition Team:
Mazur. England and USA. Expedition organiser.
Crampton. England and USA. Expedition Leader.
Coster. Holland. Expedition Leader.
Ling. Australia and St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition leader in
Holton. England and Belgium.
Gianfranco Valente. Italy.
Hsu. USA and China.
Tibetan staff list for the current Cho
Head Climbing "Sirdar": Luda
Regular Mt. Climbing Staff: Dunba, Ping Tso, & Gesang
Personal Climbing "Sherpa": Tseren Dee'anja
Cook helper: Chanba
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