December 29, 2022
The wind has become a problem for climbers attempting Cho Oyu from the Nepal side. Yesterday Some climbers climbed to Camp 1 to see if the wind was affecting the deposits they had left at the height campsites and found a major problem. They’ve lost all the Camp 1 equipment including 7 feather suits, 6 sleeping bags, and 2 tents.
Previously the climbers completed their rotation there was good weather which allowed sherpas s to progress fast up to Camp 3. Now the wind has started.
Today Simone Moro Started from the Pyramid and climbed non-stop to the top of Lobuche Peak East (6119m) in 4 hours and 20 minutes, without pushing and keeping a steady pace to complete his acclimatization before joining Alex Txikon on Manaslu.
Meanwhile, Alex Txikon’s team has completed their first altitude rotation. They passed 6000m and spent the night on C1 (5.800m).
Goettler & Barmasse
After acclimatizing on Island Peak (Imja Tse), David Goettler and Herve Barmasse are back in Kathmandu. They have not revealed their actual goal.