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 SummitClimb Cho Oyu 2004: Ryan reporting in live!


Ryan reporting in live 9/20/2004 for the the SummitClimb team.

September 20 Dispatch - Hello, this is Ryan Waters calling from Cho Oyu Advanced Base Camp, for the Summit Climb team. Alot of us are resting here at ABC today, enjoying the beautiful sounds of Celine Dion and Lionel Ritchie, coming from the Chinese tent next to us, and drinking coffee and relaxing today. People at ABC today are Mon, Neil, Dan, Ron, Paul, and Maya Sherpa as well as Arnold and myself. We were up spending the night at Camp 1 last night - I'm sorry, the night before - and we climbed above Camp 1 to the icefall, just for a little acclimatization, and then we came all the way back down to ABC yesterday afternoon. Still up at Camp 1 are Jacques and Caroline, they spent their second night at Camp 1 last night. Also joining them at Camp 1 last night were Roland and Pete. And today, Roland, Pete, and Jacques plan on climbing a bit above Camp 1 to explore the route to Camp 2.

There is a chance they might spend the night there again tonight, or come back to ABC to rest today. Most of us are starting to get onto a schedule now, and after a couple more days of rest we will be able to formulate some summit attempt plans. A large number of us are planning on one more day of rest here at ABC tomorrow, the 21st, then climbing to Camp 1, to Camp 2, and even above that, possibly to Camp 3 for acclimatization, before returning to ABC for a few days of rest, before a summit attempt. Right now, there's a fall storm on Cho Oyu, and it's been snowing since last night, although things are relatively calm here. Most people are relaxing at ABC, or probably sleeping in their tents up at Camp 1 and Camp 2. There are alot of teams high on the mountain going for their summit attempts. In the coming days, the teams will have been here for a little while though. We'll hope to hear some good news from them. We will call you back with more news, but for now, we hope everyone is doing well, and we thank you for your support. We'll talk to you later, goodbye.

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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