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Cho Oyu Climbing Expedition News Autumn 2015

 

Cho Oyu: News of our expedition:
 
The season began in mid April, after a snowy winter. The snow continued to fall lightly and the temperatures remained moderate. Our team arrived in Tibet on 23 April and began moving to basecamp. On 25 April, a 7.5 earthquake hit the region. Although very few, if any, effects of the earthquake were felt on the Tibet side of the Himalaya, the China Tibet Mountaineering Association chose to end the climbing season and bring everyone home, due to casualties and infrastructure effects elsewhere in Tibet and also in Nepal, where many of the mountain staff are from. We wish everyone a safe return and encourage all to lend a hand in rebuilding after the tragic Himalayan Earthquake of April 2015. At this time of writing, the Nepalese and Tibetan peoples are rapidly rebuilding and look forward to your visit during September - October 2015 for Mounts Cho Oyu, Shishapangma and Mount Everest. The situation is rapidly stabilising, and returning  to normal. Everyone is eager for your return to freshly repaired and well maintained mountain routes, hotels, and lodges, to boost their families' and villages' economies, and for renewed climbing excitement on the highest, most beautiful peaks on Earth, the Tibetan Himalaya.

Blog posts: Please click one of the links below to go directly to that blog post or just scroll down.

  View from ThingRi. Photo Michael Goude. Tent at Chinese Basecamp Cho Oyu. Photo Seane Piper
 
 
Hiking Near hill at ThingRi. Dani posing photo at High way. Photo Michael Goude.
 
 
 
At Lhasa. Photo Michael Goude. At ThingRi. Photo Michael Halbig
 
  
 
Bus ride to Chinese Boarder. Photo Michael Goude. Loads are transfering from Nepal boarder to Chinese Boarder. Photo Michael Goude
 
 
Sign for way to Mt. Everest. Michael Halbig. Organising climbing equipment at Basecamp. Michael Goude

1 May -

Everest Tibet & Mount Cho Oyu cancelled: Tibet Mountain Association. Teams heading to Lhasa airport; Nepal border closed by Earthquake

27 April-

Today's Update from Expedition Leader: This is Dani leader Cho Oyu# We are now at Chinese BC 4900mtr and all members are doing well #

26 April -

Today's Update from Expedition Leader: SUMMITCLIMB Cho Oyu # ENJOYING THE TIBETAN SUNSHINE IN TINGRI OUR THOUHTS ARE WITH ALL THOSE LESS FORTUNATE THAN US IN NEPAL

25 April -


Today's Update from Expedition Leader: This is Dani leader Cho Oyu# We have just experienced an earthquake 7.9 all members are safe & well#

24 April -

Today's Update from Expedition Leader: This is Dani leader Cho Oyu# All members coping with the Altitude OK 3700m with a hike to 4250mtr today#

23 April -

Today's Update from Expedition Leader: This Dani Leader Cho Oyu# all members have now crossed into Tibet and staying in Nyalam

21 April -


Today's Update from Expedition Leader: ALL MEMAERS NOW IN KTM CHECKING KIT AND LAST MINUTE SHOPPING

11 April - 

Discovery Channel's Joe French visits www.EverestClimb.com Sherpas.

Today our team packed everything for Everest Tibet, Everest Nepal, Island Peak, Glacier School, Basecamp Trek. We had a nice visit from Discovery Channel's Cameraman Joe French. Who filmed the packing for the television program. Thanks to Joe for filming and to the Sherpas for their hard work.

 
Dendi and Kipa Sherpa pack while Discovery Cameraman Joe French shoots. Kathmandu Valley Mountains behind. Discovery Cameraman Joe French shooting Kipa Sherpa packing.
 
 
 
Overhead view of packing

Deha Shrestha, SummitClimb IT Manager, preparing solar equipment for Everest. Jangbu Sherpa, Sange Sherpa, and Murari Sharma preparing tents, epigas, and drums for Mount Everest.
 
 
 
Ian Bellows from Cascade Leadership Challenge preparing Mount Everest Medical Kits.  Jangbu Sherpa  and Thile Sherpa modeling their new RAB jackets. Thanks RAB!!!.
 
  
 
Our advance Everest team preparing to fly to Lukla. Our Staff preparing the tents for the Everest expedition.
 
Team Roster

  • Dani F.(U.K) - Leader
  • Michael G.
  • Ovidiu M.
  • Seane P.
  • Robert W.
  • Michael H.
  • Norris M.

Climbing Sherpa:

  • Lakpa Gelbu Sherpa
  • Pemba Sherpa
  • Lakpa Nuru Sherpa

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