September 5, 2013
The IMG Cho Oyu climbers and Tibet Trekkers have now reached Base Camp (about 15000 ft) after driving up the Ra Chu Valley from Tingri. Everyone is doing well and the team is excited to finally be getting close to their objective. Phunuru and the Sherpa team have been busy getting a nice camp established and packing up the yak loads for Advanced Base Camp. They have 30 yaks arriving later today and tomorrow. The yaks and yak drivers will start up with the first loads for ABC, accompanied by Mingma Tenzing and Chewang Lendu. The members will take another couple days of acclimatization hiking in the BC area, before they move up. Advanced Base Camp is well over 18,000 feet, so we want to make sure everyone is well acclimatized before moving up there.
So far, so good!