Seven Summit’s team of 11 climbers scaled Mt. Cho Oyu on Friday

Kathmandu, Oct 6: An expedition team of 11 mountaineers have climbed the 8,188m peak of Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain, this morning at 4:30 am. “The team of mountaineers stood atop Mt Cho Oyu this morning,” said experienced climber Chang Dawa Sherpa, who leads the expedition team. He said that the expedition team from the Seven Summit Treks (SST), a leading Kathmandu-based trekking and expedition company, achieved this feat as part of their attempt to conquer Cho Oyu and Shishapangma. Chhang Dawa, the SST director, is the second Nepali climber, who summited 14 mountains of the world above 8,000m.

The team, which set out for the expedition from Nepal on 1 October, is scheduled to move straight to the Base Camp of Shishapangma and continue to the summit if the weather permits, he informed.

These are the climbers who successfully conquered Cho Oyu.

  1. Shehroze Kashif (Pakistan) – Completed 13th – 8000ers
  2. Nima Rinji Sherpa (Nepal) – Completed 10th – 8000ers
  3. Pasang Nurbu Sherpa (Nepal) (NO O2) 
  4. Mingtemba Sherpa (Nepal) (NO O2)
  5. Adriana Brownlee (United Kingdom) – Completed 13th  – 8000ers
  6. Gelje Sherpa (Nepal) – Completed all 14 – 8000ers
  7. Tseng Ko Erh (Grace) (Taiwan) – Completed – 13th 8000ers
  8. Lakpa Nuru Sherpa (Nepal)
  9. Dorota Lidia (Poland) – Completed -13th 8000ers
  10. Alina Pekova (Russia)
  11. Dawa Nurbu Sherpa (Nepal)

Cho Oyu is the sixth-highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,188 meters (26,864 feet) above sea level. It is located in the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Cho Oyu is a popular peak for mountaineers due to its accessibility and relatively straightforward climbing route from the Tibet side.

Climbing Cho Oyu from the Tibet side offers a moderately challenging ascent among the world’s 8,000-meter peaks. While its route is less technically demanding than some others, climbers still face significant challenges such as extreme altitude, crevasses, and steep snow and ice slopes. The climb involves establishing multiple high camps, navigating glacier complexities, and using fixed ropes on steep sections.

Photo Courtesy : Seven Summit Treks