September 12, 2018
The Cho Oyu Team is settling in at Advanced Base Camp on Cho Oyu. The Team is becoming familiar with their new surroundings, their gear, getting settled into tents, eating, drinking and working with Dallas and Phunuru on plans for the days to come. Getting settled in at ABC allows the team to relax and refocus energy on the next goal. This team has done a great job taking it slow and steady and most importantly acclimatizing. They have arrived at ABC healthy and strong.
Tomorrow is Puja Day! The team will gather after breakfast and have the Puja ceremony where they ask permission to climb the mountain. After the Puja, it will be lunch time, followed by some reorganizing and most likely some harness rigging and light training. Our Sherpa Team will be communicating with other teams about the upper mountain and will start carrying gear to Camp 1 for the team’s first rotation.
All is well on Cho Oyu!