The team is doing well at Camp 1. Phunuru called in to say that there is a light snow tonight on Cho Oyu but not much accumulation.
The IMG team has Camp 1 to themselves tonight. After their first night sleep above ABC, the team will eat breakfast and head back down.
There is no sign of anyone climbing above Camp 1 so far. The next objective on the mountain is to get the fixing team put together and work up to Camp 2. A rope fixing meeting is scheduled and it looks like the weather is in their favor.
Our Sherpa team worked hard today, carrying loads and setting up Camp 1 for the team. Nice job guys! They will take a rest day tomorrow and get ready to move higher as well.
Some tossing and turning and heavy breathing will keep the team busy tonight at Camp 1. It might be a little chilly, so when the sun goes down, be ready to jump in your tent. From there, its’ time to catch up with your tent mate. One of my favorite things to do is laugh on a first night at a new altitude. Laughing is a great tool up high. It brings that O2 deep in the lungs and gets you through the night. Sip on water and snack on anything!
In the morning, the team will head back to ABC and some Kaji cooking!
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—Greg Vernovage, IMG Senior Guide