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Summitclimb Cho Oyu Expedition Autumn 2006: Final wrap up...


 

 

Welcome to the final dispatch from the Summitclimb Cho Oyu Expedition, 2006.

 

Despite one of the most difficult weather seasons in recent memory on Cho Oyu, with large snowfalls and huge avalanche dangers, Summitclimb was still able to put 8 members and 4 Tibetan 'Sherpas' safely on the summit of the worlds 6th highest mountain!

 

All members are now safely back in Kathmandu except Michael, who returned home via Lhasa from Tingri. Our Tibetan staff have also returned safely to their homes all over Tibet. Over the next few days we also say goodbye and return to our respective homes around the world. Congratulations to all our climbers!

 

Here is our Autumn 2006 Cho Oyu expedition summit register.

 

ABC.  5600m

Camp 1. 6400m

Camp 2. 7150m

Camp 3. 7560m

Summit.  8201m

 

On the 2nd of October 2006 the following members and Tibetan 'Sherpas' summitted Cho Oyu, 8201m after departing ABC on the 29th of September.

 

Phil Crampton (Leader).  England and USA.   Summitted without using supplementary O2!

David Cole. Australia.

Stephen Backshall. UK.

Samuli Mansikka. Finland.    Summitted without using supplementary O2!

Alain Denamiel. France.    Summitted without using supplementary O2!

Luda. Tibet

Thumba. Tibet.

 

On the 3rd of October 2006 the following members and Tibetan 'Sherpas' summitted Cho Oyu, 8201m after departing ABC on the 30th of September.

 

Philip Ling. (Leader).  Australia and Austria.    Summitted without using supplementary O2!

Michael Hsu. USA and China.

Jason Marsh. USA.

Ping- Tso. Tibet.

Garsang. Tibet.

 

We hope you have enjoyed following our expedition! Has following along inspired you to perhaps consider visiting the fascinating Himalayan regions of Nepal and/or Tibet for yourself? These are exotic lands, very safe for the visitor, with the most stunning mountain scenery you will ever see, extremely friendly and hospitable locals, as well as yaks, sherpas, Lamas, monasterys, prayer flags and so much more!

 

Philip Ling on behalf of Summitclimb.com

 

 

Summitclimb Cho Oyu 2006 Expedition Team:

 

Dan Mazur. England and USA. Expedition organiser.

Phil Crampton. England and USA. Expedition Leader.

Philip Ling.  Australia and St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition Leader in training.

 

Philippe Caboche. France.

Alain Denamiel. France.

Martin Holton. England and Belgium.

Samuli Mansikka. Finland.

Jere Pettersson. Finland.

Thomas Sexton. USA.

David Cole. Australia.

Lee Farmer. UK.

Stephen Lawes. UK.

Jason Marsh. USA.

Stephen Marsh. UK.

Stephen Backshall. UK.

Paul Burgess. Canada.

Gianfranco Valente. Italy.

Michael Hsu. USA and China

 

 

Dispatch Index

 

Summitclimb Cho Oyu 2006 Expedition Team:

Dan Mazur. England and USA. Expedition organiser. 

Phil Crampton. England and USA. Expedition Leader.

Arnold Coster. Holland. Expedition Leader. 

Philip Ling.  Australia and St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition leader in training.

Philippe Caboche. France.

Alain Denamiel. France.

Martin Holton. England and Belgium.

Samuli Mansikka. Finland.

Jere Pettersson. Finland.

Thomas Sexton. USA.

David Cole. Australia.

Lee Farmer. UK.

Stephen Lawes. UK.

Jason Marsh. USA.

Stephen Marsh. UK.

Stephen Backshall. UK.

Paul Burgess. Canada.

Gianfranco Valente. Italy.

Michael Hsu. USA and China.

 

Tibetan staff list for the current Cho Oyu expedition:

Head Climbing "Sirdar": Luda

Regular Mt. Climbing Staff: Dunba, Ping Tso, & Gesang

Personal Climbing "Sherpa": Tseren Dee'anja

Cooks: Sange

Cook helper: Chanba

 

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