Cho Oyu

Gelje and Adriana in Base Camp, their faces smeared with flour from the puja ceremony.

Cho Oyu Team Retreats to Kathmandu; ‘May’ Return in Three Weeks

The last we heard from the Cho Oyu climbers,...
climbers on a snow slope, Manaslu summit swept by winds in background.

Details on Manaslu O2, Cho Oyu Team Back in Kathmandu

Alex Txikon and the Nepali team flew back to...
Ice walls of a crevasse, the blue sky upwards.

Winter Cho Oyu: A Lost Opportunity

Climbers on Cho Oyu will not be able to...
Moro and Txikon by a tent at the base of Manaslu, the summit in background.

Action Ahead on Dhaulagiri, Manaslu. Cho Oyu Uncertain

Alex Txikon and Simone Moro are already together on...
Climbers leave a trail on fresh snow while spindrift veils the sun in front of them.

High Winds Sweep the Winter 8,000’ers

Some days ago, Simone Moro mentioned how winter weather...
The puja altar surrounded by prayer flags at the base of Cho Oyu's south face

Winter Update: Problems on Cho Oyu

The wind on Cho Oyu has created a problem...
climbers playing in a tent decorated with Christmas parafernalia.

Winter Himalayan Update: From Classic Base Camps to Village Outskirts

Himalayan winter teams chose dramatically different holiday strategies: While...
Alex Txikon and Simone Moro in their tent at Manaslu Base Camp last winter.

Cho Oyu, Manaslu, and The Definition of Winter

"I am not trying to create controversy, but after...

Rope Fixing Starts on Cho Oyu

The Seven Summit Treks team on Cho Oyu made...
yellow tents in a hollow on Cho Oyu

A Brief History of Climbing on Cho Oyu

At 8,188m, Cho Oyu is the sixth-highest mountain in...
The Cho Oyu team in Base Camp

Climbers Reach Cho Oyu Base Camp

Hoping to make a rare ascent of Cho Oyu...
Cho Oyu from Nepal

As Cold Deepens, Winter 8,000m Action Heats Up

Gelje Sherpa, Kristin Harila, and Adriana Brownlee reached Namche...
Moro trekking with a pack in the snowy Himalaya

Simone Moro Returns to Winter Manaslu

As climbers start revealing their winter plans, the upcoming...
Sherpas seen from behind, heading on fresh snow towards far away slopes under a bluebird sky.

The Open Secret is Out: Harila, Gelje, Brownlee Head to Winter Cho Oyu

After weeks of rumors, indirect posts, off-the-record conversations, and...
Csaba Varga takes a selfie with Sherpas behind him on Cho Oyu.

Cho Oyu From Nepal: Why It’s So Hard

Nepali expedition companies are determined to open a commercial...
climbers on a snow ridge in the morning mist.

Will China Open For Climbing in 2023? It’s Not Certain

Shishapangma and Cho Oyu have become a thorn for...
te four clibmers laughing at the camera in a foggy day, a helicopter behind them.

Cho Oyu Hopes End: What Will The Record Seekers Do?

Too much snow, too cold, and too many obstacles...
A sherpa climbs on a snow-covered rock section in a windy day, background invisible in the whiteout.

Cho Oyu Summit Push Aborted — Pioneer Calls Off Expedition

It feels like winter, said Gelje Sherpa after retreating...
the rocky summit pyramid at sunset.

Harila, Others Should Summit Cho Oyu This Week

Fourteen Sherpas from Pioneer Adventure and Seven Summit Treks...
Climber wth heavy backpack moved up fixed rope

Cho Oyu: Two Teams, One Route

Pragmatism has triumphed over individual plans, and the two...
a single yellow tent on a wide snowy plateau, Cho Oyu's south side seracs and faces behind.

Cho Oyu Avalanche Delays Rope Fixing

Two Sherpa teams are working hard on Cho Oyu's...
side profile of Kristin Harila

Harila: Still No China Permit, Will Try Cho Oyu From Nepal

Kristin Harila's long-awaited permit to enter China to climb...
climber with arms stretched against Cho Oyu in the background

Sherpas Return to Nepal Side of Cho Oyu

For the second year, Sherpas are going to Cho...

Sherpas Reach Camp 1 on Dhaulagiri; Trango Attempt Ends

Imagine Nepal's rope fixers on Dhaulagiri, led by Mingma...

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