NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Autumn 1998

Newsletter 2522 September 1998

C1 - C2 (7000m)

It was very cold so we did not get up until 5am. The trip to C2 was much easier than the first time, but again, still very hard. The top of the icefall was a good place to stop to take in the breathtaking views. However fast you are going, it’s still sometimes annoying to be passed by so many Sherpas, carrying so much and moving so quickly. The final stretch to C2 seemed to go on forever. Big Boss made a fast move from BC - C2 in the early evening, only stopping midway to be dive-bombed by a high-altitude chuff. ‘Just like climbing Mont Blanc in the dark’ apparently.