Still at Camp One on Cho Oyu

Posted by: | September 26, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Cho Oyu
Elevation: 21,000 ft.

Hey RMI, this is Casey calling in from Camp 1 on Cho Oyu.

We woke today to some pretty blustery skies and some snow whirling around so we decided to drag our feet a little to see if the weather would change a bit in our favor. Unfortunately, it did not. It seems like the jet stream is still a bit close to us here. It has made for some pretty miserable climbing conditions. Pretty high winds and snow blowing off of the surface which would make it challenging to see while climbing.

The team has been hunkered down here at Camp 1, or as we like to call it, “Camp Fun.” We have been stuck in our tents for basically the last 24 hours and trying not to go stir crazy.

Everybody’s in good spirits and we have our fingers crossed hoping that tomorrow proves to be a little nicer and allows us to sneak up to Camp 2. Everything else is going great and we’ll try to touch base again tomorrow.



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