Rest Day at ABC on Cho Oyu

Posted by: | September 23, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Cho Oyu
Elevation: 18,500 ft.

“Tah-shi de-leh.” Hello everybody. “Tah-shi de-leh” is a Tibetan greeting that is used when greeting people and also when you say “Good-bye.”
This is Casey checking in from the Cho Oyu Expedition.

The team is doing great. We’ve been relaxing here at ABC for the last two days taking rest days, catching up on sleep, reading, and having lots of social time in our tent because it has been snowing nonstop since we’ve been here. We get these squawls that come through every day for several hours and then some light breaks. With the weather we are going to take one more day of rest tomorrow down here and then head up to Camp 1 the day after.

Currently the upper mountain has a fair amount of new snow and the sherpa teams that are in charge of fixing the route to the summit have not been able to get too far due to the deep snow and avalanche conditions. We are sitting good because we are still about ten days out from our summit bid, which is great. There are several teams here that are itching to go since they have been here at ABC for the last week waiting for the weather to open up so they can go do their summit attempt. We are nice and relaxed here with our schedule.

Kumar, our cook, has been taking great care of us and keeping us healthy. One more day of relaxation and we’ll check in again probably when we head up to Camp 1 two days from now.
Okay everybody, hope you’re doing well.

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