Arnold and the British report in 9/25/2004 for the the SummitClimb team.
September 25 Dispatch - This
is Arnold Coster calling from the Summit Climb Cho Oyu 2004 Expedition. All of
our members are doing fine, and here's Neil for a short message, he's one of
the members of the team. Neil:" This is Neil Wells from the Summit Climb team,
calling with an update from Cho Oyu. Things are progressing well, with half
the group having spent at least one night in Camp 2. Mon, Neil, Dan, Ron,
Ryan, and Maya Sherpa hope to go up there on Thursday night. Pete and Nawang
spent Friday night at Camp 2, with Roland, Caroline, and Jacques at Camp 1.
Most of the team will be back in ABC by tonight, spending a few days resting,
drinking, eating, and possibly washing before getting ready for a summit
attempt next week. Conditions here are very good, and all of us are amazed by
our awesome cook Kipa Sherpa's ability to knock up good food from simple
ingredients. He even managed Yak Cheese Pizza last night! So at least if we're
not climbing, we can all eat well. All for now, bye.
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
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