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Summiting late evening, Alex saw a mountain ghost rising in the sky. Cho Oyu was the first 8000 meters experience for him and his mate Sergiu Matei - an experience they shall never forget, and not exactly for the climbing (click to enlarge).
While I was up the mountain, pursuing my personal dream, other people were trying to pursue theirs...some 80 tibetan people were trying to cross Nangpa La into Nepal and India to see the Dalai Lama, reported Alex. In the image, Alex's summit self-portrait (click to enlarge).
"On October 1 I heard machine-gun bursts... Chinese militias hunting Tibetans like rats, dogs, rabbits - you name it. In the image, Sergiu Matei during the approaching trek. All images courtesy of the Romanian team / CloudClimbing.ro (click to enlarge).



Romanian Nangpa La report: "Tibetans were hunted like rats"

Posted: Oct 10, 2006 03:09 pm EDT

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(MountEverest.net) Romanian Alex Gavan summited Cho Oyu on October 2 without supplementary O2 (Alex was very surprised to note that 95% of the summiteers used bottled oxygen). Cho Oyu was the first 8000 meters experience for him and his mate Sergiu Matei (who stayed behind for altitude problems) - an experience they shall never forget, and not exactly for the climb. Currently back in Kathmandu, the guys spare no harsh words on the shootings at Nangpa La. Here is the two climbers report.Alex: Cho Oyus killed dreamsWhile I was...

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