September 10, 2013
IMG guide Mike Hamill checked in this morning from Advanced Base Camp (over 18,500). The team had a great hike up to ABC. The team is doing well. They had great weather and got a few good looks at Cho Oyu. It is always a good feeling to pull into ABC. The team can get all their gear and move into their tents to stay a while.
A little rest and some good Kaji cooking is always nice! The team will have a Puja, rest and prepare for what is next. With good weather, they will have great motivation as Cho Oyu is now right in front of them. From ABC the team can see all of Cho Oyu as well as the Nangpa La, one of the oldest trade routes in the world. This trade route connects Tibet and Nepal and is well over 18,500 feet.