The Press Room
Gary Guller Summits Cho Oyu - World's 6th Highest Mountain
Team Members Summit Cho Oyu!
Gary and the team communicated via sattelite phone that he and 3 team members and 2 sherpa reached the summit of the world's sixth highest mountain, Cho Oyu (8201m, 26,900ft) on September 28th.
The team and supplies were safe at Base Camp on 9/30 and were preparing for the trip back to Nepal. They hope to reach Kathmandu by October 4th or 5th. Details of the summit and return to Kathmandu will continue to be posted as they are received. Congratulations to Gary and the Team! Stay tuned for more details as they come in!
03 October - Climbers Summit Cho Oyo, Waiting at Base Camp
Team Leader, Gary Guller was finally able to get a solid satellite connection to give us some updated and corrected information about the Arun Treks International Cho Oyu Expedition Team. Thanks so much for your patience and support while we waited for these details!
Greetings from Cho Oyu Base Camp! Yes, we are still here at Base Camp awaiting our 45 yak to help us bring our gear back down to a more reasonable altitude! All team members are here and we are healthy and have gotten word that the yak will arrive early tomorrow morning (10/4). With this in mind, the team will be back in Kathmandu on 10/7/04 and heading home to our respective home countries shortly after that.
Arun Treks is proud to announce the following people who summited Cho Oyu with us this season:
A big congratulations is extended to all team members!
Family members and friends can rest easily now, knowing we are all safe, happy and healthy back at Base Camp and looking forward to our arrival in Kathmandu on 10/7/2004. A big hello and Thank you to George at EverestNews.com for keeping track of all of us up here. Hugs to all family and friends of our climbers and sherpa team members. Thank you to all our supporters who sent positive thoughts and prayers on the wind for our safe passage on this beautiful mountain.
I'll be back in touch from Kathmandu!
25 October - Summit Photos