for visiting our Cho Oyu Expedition. We'll do our very best on the mountain
and our very best keeping you updated as to our progress.
Expedition Overview: Cho Oyu -
the "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan - is located at the frontier of Tibet and
Nepal. At a height of 8201 meters, it belongs to the Himalayan range, roughly
30km west of Everest. It is the sixth highest mountain in the world and was
first climbed on October 19th 1954 by the Austrian Herbert Tichy, with Sepp
Jochler and Pasang Dawa Lama. Courtesy of our friends at
Nepal has adopted a policy to
celebrate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the ascents on Himalayan peaks
above 8000 meters. Inspired by the grand success of the Mount Everest Golden
Jubilee in May 2003, Nepal is now preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of Cho-Oyu (8201 meters or 26,900 feet) on October 19, 2004. The Golden
Jubilee celebration of Mount Everest (8848 meters) brought an overwhelming
number of mountaineers and international media to Nepal. The event was
successful on portraying the image of Nepal, as a major happening place on the
earth and elevating the enchanting destination status to a tectonic height.
Could not have said this better ourselves. :) Come visit - you will be
pleased! Gary Guller, Arun Expeditions
"Finally, the peak is
reached, the infinite hardships are ended. The last nine hours fighting with
the mountain; the time in the death zone above 24,000 foot, the weeks of
privations and hardships, even the risk of one's life - is this reward itself
really? Yes, certainly! Not because of fame but inner satisfaction: To have
found the mountain as friend and have been so near to the sky." Sepp Jochler.
(USA & England), Brook A.(USA),
Phillip G.(Swiss), Jocelyn M(Swiss), Ben W.USA), Diana F.(USA), Philippe S.
(France), Darrell B.(USA), Jens V. (Germany), Claire D.(France)
veteran expedition leader, Everest summiter, author and motivational
speaker. To book Gary
the world's 6th highest mountain at 8,201m
- Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain at 8,201m, is located just west
of Everest and Lhotse along the Nepali-Tibetan border. Cho Oyu is a
straightforward climb and not technically demanding, an excellent mountain for
climbers wanting to scale their first 8,000m peak.
Flying from Kathmandu
(1,280m) over the spectacular Himalayan mountain chain, we'll arrive just
outside Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibetan Buddhism, at almost 3,600m. We'll
spend our first night in Tibet relaxing and acclimatizing to the significant
increase in altitude. While in Lhasa, we'll tour the former winter residence
of the Dalai Lama, the Potala Palace, and his summer residence, Norbulingka
Palace. We'll visit other notable sites such as Jokhang Monastery, barter for
goods at Barkhor Market, and travel just beyond the city limits to watch the
scriptural debates at Sera Monastery.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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