Rope fixing meeting

Hello Everyone,

Today we had breakfast and then headed out on a hike through the Moraine to the ice to do some training. We set up a fixed line to practice ascending, descending, and rappelling. Everyone did a great job reviewing some of the necessary skills to climb Cho Oyu.

In the afternoon, we had a meeting to discuss with most of the teams what gear and man power was available for fixing the lines on the route. As usual our own Lakpa Rita took the leadership role of coming up with a plan with the help of many other Sirdars from other teams.

The fixing of the route will start tomorrow up to Camp 2. We will be taking a full rest day tomorrow for some much needed rest and recovery time and then will head up to camp 1 the day after.

I’ll send a few pictures from yesterday and today after this message.

Thanks for following along, it’s great to be here on Cho Oyu!

Ben

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Women’s-Specific Climbing Tips

    It’s Not Awkward, It’s Reality As adults, we’ve got our bathroom & “private part” habits down. We know how to keep ourselves comfortable, clean, and efficient. But what happens when we step into the backcountry for the day? For several nights? For a month-long expedition? For those heading into the backcountry with a female anatomy, […]

  • Capture

    Gear Review: Fozzils Bowls

    By Mike Hawkins It has been a long day – one of the most demanding climbing days you have ever experienced. Your legs are wrecked. Your back is sore and you have small bruises on your hips from your hipbelt. You have sunscreen caked into every nook and cranny, but even that didn’t keep you […]

  • Selecting A Crampon

    Gear Review: The North Face Phantom 50 pack

    By Mike Hawkins “Man, this is a really great pack…” I said it over and over for months until my wife had finally had enough of it. She had to get one for herself.  While 50 liters is a little small for most multi-day mountaineering and winter ski tours, the small size is plenty versatile […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International