Just heard from the satellite phone from Cho Oyu, where it’s already Sunday. Our team of 3 guides and 6 climbers has started their climb. They are one day later than the plan they had posted earlier. The weather is a little colder and windier (20-25 mph) than their ideal, but the skies are clear and all 9 are feeling fit, healthy and ready for the big effort. If the mountain smiles on them, they will achieve the summit on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and we will continue to update here with news as we get it.