August 30, 2014
The IMG Cho Oyu climbers and sherpas crossed the Friendship Bridge, went through the Chinese immigration and customs, and are now in Tibet. It sounds like their 4am start paid off, as they were able to reach the landslide early enough to take the shortcut trail which crosses directly through the debris field where the road is being rebuilt (later in the day this route is closed by the Army to keep people away from the construction work). Phunuru was able to send some photos and Mike Hamill reports “the landslide was HUGE and there’s a lake behind it now. All the Sherpa are here. Everything is going smoothly so far. We’re moved in at Zhangmu planning to make the drive to Nyalam tomorrow”.