September 14, 2013
The Cho Oyu team went for a short acclimatization hike today on the glacier above ABC and spent the afternoon relaxing, packing, and organizing for their first rotation to Camp 1 tomorrow. IMG guide Mike Hamill reports that their plan is to move tomorrow up to the Camp 1 at about 20,500 ft. They will spend a night there, then climb above C1 the following day up toward the ice cliff, before descending to spend another night at C1. Then they will descend to ABC the following day.
The Sherpas carried to C1 today and they report that there is some fresh snow below C1 but overall conditions are good. The Sherpas will carry to C1 again tomorrow.