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  SummitClimb Cho Oyu 2004: checking in from Kathmandu


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 

Dispatches

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 and Belgium

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

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