NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Autumn 1998

Newsletter 1411 September 1998

ABC - Construction (5605m)

If you’re going to live somewhere for 3 weeks you might as well make it as comfortable as possible. It also helps to have a safe route between tents, so the day was spent path building, tent levelling and indulging in other household tasks. Just like building a large patio at home, really. In-between flattening the entire moraine we all stared at the Nangpa La, the main route to Namche Bazar, which looked fantastic. Most people crashed out in the afternoon to nurse headaches, write diaries and ponder on how there can be snow and blazing sunshine at the same time. The satellite phone seems to have blown up - so much for technology.