NEWSLETTERS - Cho Oyo Autumn 1998

Newsletter 74 September 1998

Nyalam - Tingri

Back into 4x4's for the drive to Tingri. Cross Lo Lung La at 5050m. Unfortunately clouds obscure our views of the big peaks. Plenty of photo opportunities as we travel through the countryside. The scale of the scenery is nearly too large to take in. Doug was 'surprised to see the hills on the Tibetan plateau that provided a contrast to the wide flat valleys.'

The team spends the rest of the day relaxing. First views of Cho Oyo and Everest in the late evening. It is very cold when the sun goes down!