This is Phil
Crampton reporting for the SummitClimb Cho Oyu Expedition. Yesterday, October
3, saw Philip Ling, Jason Marsh, Michael Hsu and the Tibetan Sherpas Ping Tso
and Gesang summit at 1130am. They all spent the night at Camp 2 on descent,
and arrived back at Advanced Base Camp in the late afternoon in very good
The summit day was
very windy and cold. And today, October 4th, saw the upper mountain being
battered by strong winds. Our expedition is now one group again. And in
spite the extreme storm, which lasted for five days, we managed to have 12
We will have a rest
day tomorrow and head down to Tingri the following day. We should arrive back
in Katmandu on October 7th in the evening, so expect phone calls and emails
from our team members to their loved ones and friends. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank EverestNews.com for publishing our dispatches and to
those who have been following our adventure. Also I would like to thank Nima
Tsering from the Tibetan Mountaineering Guide School, for it's continued work
improving the lives of young Tibetan boys and girls in training them to be
climbing Sherpas and base camp cooks. This is Phil Crampton, SummitClimb Cho
Oyu Expedition 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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