RMI Team back in Kathmandu

Posted by: | October 05, 2010
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Cho Oyu

The team has safely returned to Kathmandu.

We left base camp early on the morning of Oct. 3rd and walked about 10 miles to get to our ride out. It was a cold and windy day, but we made good time. Once in our vehicle we drove for many hours across the beautiful Tibetan plateau. After several hours we reached the valley that leads to the border between Tibet and Nepal. It was a amazing to drive through this huge valley that descends over 10,000’. It had been a month since we had seen anything green and it overwhelmed our senses. We spent the night in Zhangmu and crossed the border in the morning and headed for Kathmandu. It was another long day but everyone was happy to be back to Kathmandu and it was quite the culture shock. After getting checked into our hotel we headed out for dinner where we ran into many of the climbers who were also on Cho Oyu and a few friends from other expeditions. It sounded like everyone had a tough climbing season.

It was a great trip and certainly the summit would have made it better, but it’s nice to be healthy and headed home after such tough weather and climbing conditions.

Should be home soon.



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