September 29, 2016
The Cho Oyu Team is “pumping the brakes” at Camp 1. Mike called to check in and let us know that with the precipitation slowing down, they have been able to look higher on the mountain. We are getting a few reports about some snow on the slopes between Camp 2 and Camp 3. Teams are at Camp 2 waiting for the snow to consolidate. Dallas is going to head to Camp 2 with a few of the Sherpa and get “eyes on the snow.”
What does that mean for us? The weather is trending even better, the Team is feeling great and we have plenty of food at Camp 1. These are all good things and Mike is one of the best there is at waiting for the right time to move. The plan will be to work their way to Camp 2 tomorrow and re-evaluate conditions.