Chapter 9c

Chhukung 4730 meters, Khumbu Valley - Nepal.

Lat. N 27°54’14.08”
Long. E 086°52’17.81”

We just came back from Island Peak 6189 m. We are editing the videos of the three days spent approaching and on the mountain. We reached the summit yesterday at 2,30 pm and than we established an high camps at 6000 m, spent the night to better acclimatize and get ready for the future high camps.

Today we received the news from Nima Nuru, our trekking agent in Kathmandu, that had been confirmed the closure of the Tibet/Nepal boarder till the 8th October. So we decided to remain 1 week more here in the upper Khumbu to continue and finalize our acclimatisation for a future fast ascent of Cho Oyu.

So the trilogy expedition will continue even with compressed time. Our goal remain to climb Cho Oyu, snowboard down from the summit, ride and run back to Kathmandu. We will climb other peak here around Chhukung village and spend other night around 6000 meters. We want to arrive in Cho Oyu base camp (even late due the Chinese authority decision) ready and motivated. We just hope that the weather condition will be good for a safe attempt.

- Simone Moro

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