from stu in the usa office
8th Sept, 2010
Cho Oyu team calls it a day
Fabrizio called in from BC to let us know that all is well and that the conditions on the mountain were simply to dangerous to proceed. They advanced to C1 2 days ago and after beginning towards C2 yesterday the winds were very severe and it was a great effort just to come back down safely. Fabrizio did manage to make his way to C2 to clear the tents in 30km/hr winds and very cold temps. He said it took a good 45minutes to hack out the tents and he was pretty cold by the time he was done. He noted that Santiago was back from his first attempt and staying up for a second attempt and we wish Santiago safe passage!
Our team now all at BC and awaiting the arrival of the yaks on the 9th. We'll have updates on their progress out to Kathmandu and look forward to a full report on the climb and lots of good pics when they are back.
Ama Dablam up next
Thanks for following along on Cho Oyu and please rejoin us in early November for our Island Peak and Ama Dablam expeditions. We do still have a few spaces available for trekkers to join us to go on to Everest BC and for climbers on island Peak and Ama Dablam! Drop a note to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and let us know or visit the site at www.fieldtouring.com for more trip info!