Summit Update Cho Oyu: Paul Boslooper
from the Netherlands, P.Pasang Sherpa and Namgyal Sherpa
were among the Summtiers of Cho Oyu this season
More Summits Update Cho Oyu: "The
British also got an Australian and a Norwegian to the
summit on 11 May.", see the below report...
Tore Sunde-Rasmussen (the
Norwegian) and two Sherpas Pasang and Gielsee reached the summit of Cho Oyu
the 11th of May at 14.00 as the first to summit this year. Duncan Chessell
from Australia arrived 1/2 hour later at 14.30 followed by Rob Jackson and Jamyang Bhote.
The first three to summit had to fix fixed ropes from over the Yellow Rock
Band and over all the rocky sections up to the summit. This to make it easier
for the people after to summit.
My team climbing partner
Geoffery Robb, from Australia arrived at the summit about 45min. after me. I
left the mountain the 15. May and we, Jeff and I, went back to Kathmandu
directly. Jeff is now back in Australia. I however will stay in Kathmandu till
the 31st May due to the Everest Jubilee.
Death on Cho
Oyu - summit on 13th May 2003: Mr. Dieter Antoni, Mrs.
Dr. Sigune Barsch-Gollnau (Germany), Mr. Darius Heller, Mr. Markus
Becker, Mr. Hajo Netzer (Leader), Mr. Chuldim Sherpa &
Tapchen Bhote (Sherpa staffs)
Australian team reached the summit of Cho Oyu at
about 2.30pm on 11 May, 2003. DCXP guide Duncan
Chessell led Rob Jackson and Jamyang Bhote to the
summit through reasonable weather and got to the top
mid-snow flurry. They have now returned safely to
Camp 2. More of the team is hoping to try again in a
day or two before they all head off to Shishapangma.
The British also got an Australian and a Norwegian
to the summit on 11 May. Jo Arnold