Cho Oyu. The "easiest" 8000
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|Cho Oyu (8153 m) is the sixth highest mountain in the world, located 29 km to the north-west from Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border. Cho Oyu is translated in Tibetan as "the goddess of the turquoise." |
Its towering peak stands with Everest well above the surrounding mountains. It became a familiar landmark to climbers ascending Everest's north face.
Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, a glacier pass, the main trade route between the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet. From Tibet, salt was brought over this pass to Namche Bazaar in exchange for grain from the south.
Cho Oyu's proximity to the Nangpa La has earned it the distinction among some climbers as being the easiest 8,000 meter peak. It was the third such peak climbed, and the first climbed in Autumn.
The north side of the mountain, accessed from Tibet, is more moderate, and there is a relatively safe route to the summit. The south face of Cho Oyu, facing Nepal, is quite steep and difficult, and is rarely climbed.
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Definition of ,,easy,,: One Cho-Oyu climb by one person = 1 eco-challege race + 1 Ironman race = an entire history of golf, cricket and polo together.
Thank you again for posting this series ! Spasiva, Mikhail !
After you done with this we will see pics of Elbrus, Lenin Peak, Ushba, the Hindukush, the Pamir and the Urals , right ?
Wow, I wish I could see this mountain in person! I love mountains although I really don't have a desire to climb one of this size. Thanks for adding to my mountain theme too!