This is Phil Crampton reporting for the SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition
2006. Today October 2nd saw a second group of summits. David Cole and Stephen
Backshall summitted at 8am, Samuli Mansikka and Phil Crampton summitted at
830am. We were assisted by our Tibetan Sherpas Dunba who summitted at 815am,
and Luda, who summitted with Stephen and Phil. Everybody is doing very good,
we're all in good health. Stephen is down at ABC, and David, Samuli and Phil
are all in Camp 2, coming down to ABC tomorrow.
Tomorrow, hopefully, Philip Ling, Jason Marsh, Michael Hsu, assisted by
Tibetan Sherpas Ping Tso and Gesang will also hopefully summit. The weather
looks good, although we expect some high winds on the summit plateau. We would
like to send all our thoughts to our family members who have been following
the climb, and we would like let everybody know that we are very safe and are
looking forward to seeing them again. This is Phil Crampton, 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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