Stephen just called me! From the Mountain! On a satellite phone!

It was sooooo good to hear his voice!!!! And perfect timing, since I’m leaving on my trip tomorrow early morning!

He said he is feeling good and strong and so is the team (apart from some headaches, but hopefully after a few days at ABC those will disappear).

There is a change in the email address, should you wish to email Stephen:
Send emails to and in the subject line write: ‘Cho Oyu Stephen Coney’. These emails go to Alpine Ascents where they get checked for attachments (which will be removed) and then get forwarded to Stephen on the mountain. There will be about a 24hr delay between you sending the email and Stephen getting it. That’s the way the system works. I for one think it’s rather amazing that they are able to get email on the mountain!

Go Stephen!