Oyu Autumn 2000
from the World's 6th Highest Mountain
2000 Cho Oyu Expeditions:
Coverage begins this week, with updated reports from
Eric Simonson's company International
Cho Oyu Expedition, and others. The climbers
will be attempting to climb the sixth highest mountain
in the world Cho Oyu.
Trust us and listen to the climbers when the say,
" there is no such thing as an easy climb of an
8000 meter mountain !"
the climbers of the Marconi
Cho Oyu Expedition 2000. Be sure to check out
itinerary for the Marconi Cho Oyu Expedition
team as they gear up to take on the mountain.
Expedition data can be found here!
the team: The
International Mountain Guides Expedition. View
updated dispatches direct from the IMG base camp here!
Cho Oyu: Cho Oyu
is the world's sixth highest mountain. In
some ways Cho Oyu has become the Himalayan
equivalent of Mt. McKinley (Denali), with
people from all over the world trying each
year to reach the top, most via the normal
route from Tibet. It is not unusual for more
than a dozen teams to mount expeditions in
both the autumn and spring seasons each
Cho Oyu Base Camp
not too technically difficult by the normal
route from Tibet, Cho Oyu is a very serious
undertaking. Each year climbers will die
attempting to reach its summit, reminding us
that at extreme altitude, any problem rapidly
becomes life threatening.
climbing season generally poses realistic
opportunities to reach the summit. The Spring
season typically starts with cold and windy
conditions, but less snow, with weather often
improving in May. The Autumn season generally
begins with good weather and more snow cover
(left over from the monsoon.) As the season
progresses, the days get shorter and colder.
In both seasons, the trick is to time summit
bids to coincide with the "weather
windows" that usually (but not always!)
occur in May or late September/early October. (Courtesy
of Eric Simonson's International Mountain