Ryan reports in on the summit success
Arnold reports in on the summits
Thanks for your fantastic help in posting the dispatches for our Cho Oyu
climb. Here are the final dispatches from the Cho Oyu team, transcribed by
Mike O'Brien, former SummitClimb Cho Oyu member.
October 2 Dispatch -
Hello Everestnews.com! This
is Ryan Waters calling for the Cho Oyu 2004 SummitClimb team. On behalf of
myself and co-leader Arnold Coster, I'd like to announce that we have
successfully placed 13 people on the summit of Cho Oyu!
This includes our 9 foreign
members, along with Maya Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to summit Cho Oyu,
as well as 3 Tibetan climbers.
Congratulations to them all!
Right now it's 2pm and we are at ABC, sitting here in a light snow, with the
weather getting colder. Everyone is safe here at ABC, except for Roland,
Jacques and Caroline, who spent an extra night at Camp 1, and plan on walking
down to ABC today. To confirm the summits, on September 30th, we have
successful summits by Arnold, Paul, Neil, Mon, Dan, Ron, Maya Sherpa, and two
Tibetan climbers, Nawang and Tendup. Then on October 1st we had another
successful summit day with Ryan, Roland, and Jacques all reaching the summit,
as well as a Tibetan climber Pasang. The yaks are scheduled to come tomorrow
night, the night of the 4th, and we'll pack up ABC here and then we are
scheduled to travel down to Basecamp and then on to Tingri on the 5th. So,
everyone is in good spirits here, and we are looking forward to disassembling
ABC and heading back to Kathmandu in the next few days. We will call back with
more information when we have it, thanks again for all your support. Goodbye.
October 3 Dispatch - This is
Arnold Coster from the Summit Climb Cho Oyu 2004 Expedition. Today, alot of
our members have returned from a successful attempt of Cho Oyu. Nine of the 11
members reached the summit. Paul, Neil, Mon, Dan, Ron, and Arnold are back in
ABC now. Also, Maya Sherpa is back in ABC, after becoming the first Nepalese
woman on the summit of Cho Oyu. Ryan, Roland, Caroline and Pete are still on
the mountain, they will back back tonight, I think, in ABC.
Unfortunately, Pete had to turn back from his summit attempt due to health
reasons. So, so far it has been a very successful climb, and I hope to meet
the rest of the team tonight in camp so that we can have a big party. We will
keep you updated, and tomorrow we will give you a full report from the other
members, who will have returned to ABC by then. Thanks for the support!
Thanks for posting this news
and your fantastic support of Himalayan Climbing overall. Yours Sincerely,
from Dan and all of us at SummitClimb.com
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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