Team Back at Advanced Base Camp on Cho Oyu

Posted by: | September 28, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Cho Oyu
Elevation: 18,500 ft.

Hello everybody, this is Casey checking in from the Cho Oyu Expedition.

We wanted to let everybody know that the entire team has safely returned to Advanced Base Camp where we are now enjoying warm, wonderful meals from our cook Kumar.

Yesterday we made a valiant effort to try to reach Camp 2 but were turned around due to high winds and cold temperatures. There has also been a fair amount of exploration by some of the top Sherpa on the mountain to try to get a route kicked in to the summit. But it still looks like the avalanche danger is significantly higher than we would like it to be. Looks like a number of expeditions are all leaving and headed home.

We have a few more days here so we are going to wait it out and see if the weather or avalanche conditions can improve in the next few days before we make our decision as to head back up the mountain or head home a little bit early. We are going to take three rest days here and then most likely make our decision.

Stay tuned and we will let you know as the events unfold.

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