ABC looking towards Nangpa La
Sept. 3 - ABC
Well, what do you know- another spectacular day here at Cho Oyu ABC.
After a bit of sleeping in the day started off with hashbrowns, bacon, fried eggs and fresh coffee. We followed that up with a stroll towards CI passing by two expeditionsí camps. These guys on my team keep begging me not to mention our great meals thinking theyíll be perceived as soft. So to their friends and family, rest assured, these are HARDMEN. Sleeping in late, tea delivered to their tents, 3 separate mattresses under their sleeping bags- itís hard living at ABC, we promise.
There is certainly a lot of lounging, reading and listening to music in ALL camps today. We were able to get a good look at the route that the first team here has put in up to CII. Their early start means lots of trailbreaking and due to that the trail is clearly visible in the deep snow from ABC. Theyíve just returned from CII and sounds like the route is in good shape this season.
There will be more of the same tomorrow here for our team. We will take a longer hike to help facilitate our acclimitization. Later today Lakpa, Tsering and I will decide on a good day for our puja and then plan the next days accordingly.
So for us itís off to wait for another excellent meal and get in some reading. Donít worry, itíll get hard soon enough!
All our best,
Dave and the team
Aug. 31 - Chinese BC
Hello, Tashi Delek, Namaste!
Weíre all here sitting in a pleasant dining tent with a bit of rain spitting outside. Milk tea is being served by Lhakchung, our new staff arrival, and we have s