NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Autumn 1998

Newsletter 1916 September 1998

Load Carry ABC - C1

The second trip to C1 was no easier, although we were all moving a bit faster. The trick is to carry as much vital gear as possible so as to minimise the number of trips required, but not to carry so much that you are completely exhausted on reaching camp. The weather closed in just as we reached the prayer flags that indicated we were on the ridge. The view of the route is just as good second time around. After collecting some snow to melt, it was into the tents and time to brew up and eat. We all fell asleep, probably in the middle of another aimless conversation.