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Cho Oyu Expedition 25th Aug 2018

By September 26, 2018Current Trips

Leader: Sean James

Departed: 25th August 2018

Summit Success!

Kirsty and Paula have reached the summit of Cho Oyu.   More pictures later.


25th September

Sean and Jane are back down at ABC, and Kirsty and Paula are at Camp 3  aiming to go for the Summit Tomorrow Night.


13th September

The team are now back down at base camp after a succesful nights sleep at Camp 1 (6400m). They will now rest for a couple of days before their next move up the mountain back to Camp 1 and then the bigger days climb up to Camp 2 (7100m) where they will sleep for one or two nights.

10th September

Today the team trekked out over the glacier to Lake Camp at 6000m, where they spent some time resting and taking in the stunning scenary and the imposign NW face of Cho Oyu. Tomorrow will be a rest day before the next acclimatisation phase of sleeping at Camp 1.

3rd September

The team have crossed the border into Tibet and are now in Tingri the last village before Cho Oyu’s Chinese Base Camp. They have completed their acclimatisation walks up to a height of 4900m. Tomorrow they will make the short 45 minute drive to base camp where they will then spend a few days acclimatising to 5600m on the surroundign peaks. They will then trek for two days up to Advanced Base Camp at 5700m. Here they will stay during their next acclimatisation phase before starting to progress up the mountain.

27th August

Our Cho Oyu team have arrived safely in Kathmandu and are currently sorting visas, buying snacks for the mountain and making final preparations for the expedition.

Sean James

About Sean James

Sean James Sean is a technical 5.14 climber with extensive experience on the north faces of the Alps. He has previously lead and summited Broad Peak and Spanitk in Pakistan team. Other notable ascents as expedition leader includes the technical peaks of Ama Dablam, Khan Tengri, the East ridge of Mount Logan and Dych Tau in the Caucasus mountains in addition to many less technical peaks including multiple ascents of Cho Oyu, Aconcagua and many of Nepals ‘Trekking Peaks’. He has currently completed five of the ‘Second Seven Summits’ and is well motivated to climb K2 and Mt Tyree to be the first British Mountaineering to complete the seven.

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