Tag Cho Oyu

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in Nepal

On the morning of Sep 23rd I flew from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where I checked into the Chhetri Sisters Guesthouse. I received a very warm and relaxed welcome there. This is the guesthouse of the same company I had booked…

Tibet/China: The Albums

Peking/Beijing Revisited Photos Since I had been in Beijing in 2005 and at that time also visited the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, I did not take many photos this time. For more see the album of 2005. Train…

Both back home!

Stephen arrived back home yesterday; I’m home since this morning. I was in the middle of putting an update here a few days ago, when the power went. Haven’t had access to email since, until getting back home. Will update…

Back in Lhasa

Arrived late last night back in Lhasa, one day ahead of schedule. We gave the bus driver a little extra money and he was willing to do some long driving days. So today, spending a bit of time of the…

Last Day at ABC

This is the final post from Advanced Base Camp. We are breaking down ABC and preparing to leave tomorrow. We are all very excited about finally heading down. The Yaks just arrived and will be loaded up in the morning.…

Heading Home

We are starting to break down ABC and preparing to head home. Tomorrow night (Tuesday 10/2) the Yaks arrive. We will load them up on Wednesday (10/3) morning and hike down via Chinese Base Camp to the awaiting jeeps which…

We are done on Cho Oyu

Well we finally made our move up the mountain as part of the summit push. On Thursday (9/27) we headed up to Camp 1 in good weather. We were all very pleased to be heading up and on our summit…

Weather Weather Weather

Looks like another day at ABC. Although there are some signs that the weather might actually be clearing. This is day 7 that we have had to hunker down at ABC. And it is becoming a bit of a drag.…

Yet Another Forced Weather Day

That’s right – yet another day at ABC. The tropical depression is starting to dissipate, but we still have high winds and blowing snowing. So we are hunkered down at ABC. Many of the other teams are retreating from higher…