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 Cho Oyu Autumn 2000
Coverage from the World's 6th Highest Mountain

Cho Oyu Autumn 2000 Coverage 
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International Mountain Guides Expedition
The Marconi Cho Oyu Expedition

Autumn 2000 Cho Oyu Expeditions: Coverage begins this week, with updated reports from Eric Simonson's company International Mountain Guides, the Marconi 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 !"

Meet the climbers of the Marconi Cho Oyu Expedition 2000. Be sure to check out the climbing itinerary for the Marconi Cho Oyu Expedition team as they gear up to take on the mountain. Expedition data can be found here!

Meet the team: The International Mountain Guides Expedition. View updated dispatches direct from the IMG base camp here!

About Cho Oyu: Cho Oyu (8201m) 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 year.
 

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Although 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.

Each 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 Guides)

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