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  Cho Oyu - Join Everest Summiter Gary Guller for the 2004 Expedition 8,201m: Update one


Thank you 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. Gary Guller

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 EverestNews.com

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

Cho Oyu with the peak glowing in the sun.

Guller/Auger Images

"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.

Team Members: Gary Guller (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)

Gary Guller, veteran expedition leader, Everest summiter, author and motivational speaker. To book Gary

Dispatches

Cho Oyu, the world's 6th highest mountain at 8,201m

Tibet - 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.

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