Cho Oyu

Alasdair McKenzie on the summit of Lhotse, May 2021.

Mystery Cho Oyu South Side Climber is Young Record-Seeker

One of the season's mysteries is out of the...
Climbers with headlamps on at dawn, among seracs at Everest Khumbu Icefall

8,000m Roundup: Everest Crowds, Cho Oyu Gets a South Side Attempt

The latest list of permits issued by Nepal's Department...
a big rock and ice summit piramid, with nearly vertical walls.

Time’s Up on Cho Oyu: The Russians Call Off Their SSW Ridge Attempt

Everything went well, just not fast enough. The Russian...
Marks and messages in red, on a picture of Cho Oyu's SW ridge, from the glacier to the Lungsampa Peak (the summit is not visible).

Cho Oyu: Russians Reach 7,000m on the South Face, Summit in Sight

The Russian team has reached 7,000m on their second...
Benedict Boehm on the summit of Cho Oyu.

Cho Oyu on the Run: Prakash Sherpa and Benedikt Boehm

Fastest known times are a new trend on the...
two people, separated from each other, traverse a flat snow plateau towards a ridge leading to a peak's summit.

Russians Progress on Cho Oyu

The team led by Andrey Vasiliev is progressing on...
A picture of the mountain from the south, with several routes marked in different colors.

Cho Oyu: Russians To Climb SSW Ridge

The Russian team on the difficult Nepali side of...
Aerial view of Shishapangma.

Mingma G and Nirmal Purja Race to Complete All 8,000’ers No-O2

Nirmal Purja and Mingma G are both vying to...

Cho Oyu Summits As Bad Weather Arrives

The Himalaya's long spell of good weather turned poor...
A rope fixer on snowy Dhaulagiri.

Summits on Dhaulagiri and Cho Oyu, Alpine Style on Makalu

Nepal's mountains are experiencing the longest spell of good...
A picture of Cho Oyu south face with the new planned route marked.

Russians to Attempt Unfinished Nepali Route on Cho Oyu’s South Face

While commercial teams flock to Cho Oyu's normal route...
The peak, partially wrapped in clouds, rises on the falt, grey Tibetan plains.

Tibet is Finally A Go!

The Tibet Mountaineering Association has finally approved climbing permits...
The classic view of Cho Oyu from the Tibetan Base Camp.

Plans For Cho Oyu This Fall? Not so Fast

This fall season, the great attraction for 8,000'er climbers...
Cho Oyu on a bluebird day.

Viridiana Alvarez Summits Cho Oyu

Today at 12:20 pm Nepal time, Viridiana Alvarez of...
Viridiana in goetex jacket and sunglasses takes a selfie with a yak behind, its legs buried in fresh snow.

One-Woman Summit Push on Cho Oyu

As she prepares to leave for the summit of...
Kristin Harila with dreadlocks.

Kristin Harila Summits Cho Oyu, Completes All 14 8,000’ers

Kristin Harila's home team has confirmed that the Norwegian...
A snowy Cho Oyu

Shishapangma Summiters Move to Cho Oyu

The Climbalaya team that recently summited Shishapangma has moved...
The climbers pose in front of a helicopter, with backpacks on their backs.

Three Women Score Permits to Climb Tibet’s 8,000’ers

Kristin Harila of Norway, Sophie Lavaud of France/Switzerland, and...
A lonely climber stands at the foot of Annapurna, a cloud on its top, under a blue sky.

A Tibet Permit in the Works? Plus: Annapurna Summit Schedule

Teams are in a rush to launch summit pushes,...
Everest North Side.

China’s Silence Triggers Everest’s North Side Cancellations

There is no news yet from the China Tibet...
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...

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