This is a place where I intend to post dispatches from our attempt on Cho Oyu April 18-May 31.   Our three team members are Frederick Johansson, Andrea Rigotti and yours truly.  Dispatches may also be found at our group website here.  www.chooyunews.com   and 

http://www.facebook.com/summitclimbers 

https://twitter.com/SummitClimbInc 

and my own personal twitter feed is https://twitter.com/SouthHighlander

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Comment by John Quillen on April 26, 2016 at 8:02am
Safely arrived in Tingri. Caught first glimpse of Everest. Drive over a pass that was 17000 feet. Surprised to find internet here. Our accommodation is super basic. This is a remote outpost on the fringe of civilization. All is well.
Comment by John Quillen on April 25, 2016 at 8:18pm

The guy who is the focus of this article is traveling with us. Edmond will split off from our team in Tingri for his climb to Everest nort col.  http://www.climbing.com/news/on-the-first-anniversary-of-the-everes...

Comment by John Quillen on April 25, 2016 at 7:41pm

Me and Ed Viesturs in Kathmandu..

Comment by John Quillen on April 25, 2016 at 7:38pm

Our team in  Lhasa two days ago. 

Comment by John Quillen on April 25, 2016 at 5:52am

Now in Shigatse after 7 hour drive through the high Tibetan plateau at 12500 feet. Tomorrow Tingri.

Comment by John Quillen on April 24, 2016 at 12:01am
Team safe at 12000 feet in lhasa after a diverted flight and night in Chengdu
Comment by John Quillen on April 22, 2016 at 8:48am

Met Ed Viesturs yesterday. Pic on my Twitter feed. Leave for Lhasa in morning.Andrea and Freddie are well. Visited the monkey temple today.

Comment by John Quillen on April 20, 2016 at 8:36pm
Arrived safely in Kathmandu Nepal. Love Qatar Airways they upgraded me to business class. I will spend the day doing a bit of shopping and sightseeing.

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