Update 7: Cho Oyu basecamp, nice and quiet at 5715 meters
gear has arrived in base camp (5715) and we have
installed ourselves very well! The yak problem is
solved, and we have become good friends with the Yak
We have spent three full days arranging base camp.
Pitching tents (8x), getting water, making tables using
rocks, etc... The hard work has been rewarded as we are
very well installed. This is important, because we will
need to rest a lot in base camp from our efforts higher
up on the mountain.
We are all feeling better, acclimatisation has done a
good job. But we still feel that staying healthy at this
altitude is not easy. The body has very little energy to
refurbish itself. Stomach problems are frequent, and
wounds do not heal for example. Staying healthy will be
the key to success, which is why we spend a lot of
energy taking care of hygene and other important
Today we have praised the gods high up the Turqoise
Goddess (Cho Oyu) for safety and success of our
expedition. Such a Boudhist ceremony is called a Puja,
and is organized by our sherpa's who take it very
seriously. Not only are all the climbers of the
expedition blessed, but also the most important
equipments like ski's, ice axe, crampons, and high
foods. The ceremony was impressing.
We went for our first acclimatisation walk today to
explore the mountain and prepare our bodies for higher
altitudes. Herman broke his altitude record by 10 m (at
Tomorrow we will repeat this and try to get a little
higher. Sunday will be a rest day and monday we will try
to put OC&C Strategy Consultants camp 1 in place at 6400
m. If we feel well, we will sleep there and come back to
base camp for rest afterwards.
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