Hello to everyone at
everestnews.com. Ryan Waters, Expedition Leader for the Summitclimb Cho Oyu
Expedition, checking in from Kathmandu. I arrived yesterday to find that the
city was very quiet, due to the recent unfortunate events involving Nepalese
citizens in Iraq. A city-wide curfew was in place and only a few vehicles were
allowed to move in the entire city. It is safe for tourists here and they
expect that things should return to normal maybe tomorrow morning.
Unfortunately, some of our members have been delayed in arriving or there
flights have been changed so we are just being patient here and arranging
things as we can. Our climbing permit is arranged and we are ready to travel
to Tibet, now we just need all of our climbing team members to arrive safely.
We spent the afternoon double checking our expedition gear and talking with
our climbing team member Ms. Maya Sherpa who will be attempting to become the
first Nepalese woman to climb Cho Oyu.
Today we are awaiting the
arrival of team members Pete Coz, from California and Ron Oliver from
Washington. Some others were supposed to arrive today but will instead arrive
in the coming days due to flight issues.
It is very nice to be back in
Nepal and enjoy the people here once again. Thanks again to everestnews.com
for your coverage, to Dan Mazur and everyone at Summitclimb.com and Mr. Murari
Sharma of Parivar Trekking for arranging things here for our expedition.
Take care, Ryan Waters
Members and Leaders roster:
Dan Blake, Colorado
Ron Oliver, Washington
Pete Coz, California
Ryan Waters, Georgia, Leader
Arnold Coster, Rotterdam, Leader
Roland Debare, South Carolina
Paul Burgess, Canada
Neil Wells, England
Mon Tindale, England
Caroline Cuif, France
Jacques LeTrange, France
4 climbing sherpas and 3
cooks are planning to accompany the team, names to be announced
Thanks again for all of your
fantastic support!!! From Daniel Mazur and all of us at SummitClimb.com