NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Autumn 1998

Newsletter 1714 September 1998

Load Carry ABC - C1

Everyone was up early to get ready for the first trip to C1 and more than a little anxious. The moraine to the bottom of the scree slope was much easier for everyone, but still hard work. We would have liked to say something nice about the scree slope to C1, but anyone who has been on Cho Oyu from the North will agree that it is a @#£%&+* However on arrival at C1 - what a view! Nearly all of the route to the summit was visible and it was all on snow. Quite a few people made new height records on reaching C1. (6400m)