Dean sent the following update via Summit Climb (photo by lead guide Max Kausch) :
Hello, this is Dean Cardinale with a dispatch for the SummitClimb Cho Oyu autumn 2010 expedition. Today is the 25th of September.
All members are back at Advanced Basecamp after 2 days of rest. Mark Herbick has left the group after dealing with an ongoing medical ailment the last 5 days. His time was cut short and he decided to head back towards Kathmandu.
On the mountain, above camp 2 in the icefall, we saw multiple avalanches that have occurred. Some were human triggered and others natural.
We spent last night resting in Advanced Basecamp and the skies cleared overnight. It was the first night of no snowfall at ABC. Temperatures dropped as the skies cleared.
Today the whole team is moving from ABC up to camp 1 to continue our push on the mountain. Our members remain upbeat and optimistic that the weather will afford a summit attempt. We look forward to more news dispatches and photos coming your way soon. Bye.