100% Cho Oyu Summit Success. Every member of the AP team and our sherpa, Onchyou summited Cho Oyu on a perfect day. The snow was crisp and good under food. a little wind blew the clouds away and we had views of almost every Himalayan mountain you can think of. We are looking forward to getting back to Kathmandu and the delights there.
1st Oct – Rob called and left a message today to say that The team made their summit bid today. Jan turned around around before reaching the summit after not feeling so good, everyone else reached the summit. They are now down at Camp 2 and will clear down to ABC tomorrow. Well done to all the team.
24th May Congratulations to the team who made the summit at 4.00am GMT, all were in good spirits and should now be well on their way back to camp. If all goes well and the energy levels are maintained they will drop down to at least camp 2. More news later but well done.
28th Sept The team are now down at BC. There has been a sherpa & rope fixing meeting and due to the recent avalanche activities, the result of which it has been decided that there will be no further rope fixing for the foreseeable future. This has resulted in the majority of the teams, including our team, on the mountain deciding to abandon any further summit attempts and head back to Kathmandu.
24th Sep SUMMIT SUCCESS! Zac phoned this morning at 9am to say all four clients, two Sherpas and himself all summitted within 15 minutes of each other. They are all back down at Camp 3 basking in their glory. They aim to descend to Camp 2 later today and back to ABC tomorrow.
29th Sept Stu phoned from ABC early afternoon to say that the group are successfully back at camp having had an unsuccessful attempt at Cho Oyu summit. The weather has been bad, with heavy snow meaning that they had to break trail to Camp 2 and Camp 3. Once above Camp 3 the winds were so strong they were forced to abandon their summit bid, along with a number of other teams. All team members are safe and well and will make preparations to return to Kathmandu in the coming days.
11 Summit Cho Oyu this morning 1st October 2006: 3rd October: Everyone is safely back at Intermediate Camp, midway between BC & ABC.. I’m sure they’ll enjoy a well deserved shower and a beer or two. Well done to everyone who’s overcome some very demanding conditions and returned safely.