The navarrese climber
Iñaki Ochoa de Olza has made the summit today (11.16 Nepal time) in Cho Oyu,
after only 11 hours and 16 minutes of climbing from Advanced Base Camp (5.650
meters without artificial oxygen. This is the third 8.000+ metesr of the year
for Iñaki (after Makalu and K2) and the third time that he arrives at Cho Oyu
summit (1993, 2001 and 2004).
The navarrese climber
carried, in the final part of the ascent ,a machine that was in the summit to
meter the atmospheric pressure.
Half an hour later arrived at
the summit the aragonés Carlos Pauner, who departed from Camp II (7.100
meters), after climbing on Sunday from Advanced Base Camp to Camp II. Both are
now at Camp III and will try to arrive to sleep at Camp II today.
Maybe tomorrow, fourth of the
climbers who are in the expedition guided by Iñaki Ochoa will try the summit.
They are the navarrese Oscar Fernández and Ignacio Barrio and the vizcainos
Javier Txikon and Aitor Iparaguirre. The navarrese Patxi Viguria maybe could
try too. The sisters Mertxe and Cristina Orofino, among with Miguel Laguardia,
had desisted. The other two members of the group, the vizcainos Alex Txikon
and Igor Astondoa, made summit this Sunday 26th.
Inaki Ochoa de Olza and
the three partner of his expedition who climbed yesterday 24th to the Camp II
(7.100 meters) of Cho Oyu are now at the Advanced Base Camp (5.650 meters).
Inaki passed the night with the navarrese Cristina Orofino and Oscar Fernández
and the vizcaino Aitor Iparaguirre, thinking in go to the summit on Sunday,
but some physical problems, nothing serious, obligated them to return. They
could make another attempt in the next days.
The navarrese climber Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, along with Cristina Orofino, Oscar
Fernandez and the vizcaino Aitor Iparaguirre, are now 24th of September at
Camp II (7.100 meters) of Cho Oyu. The will try to climb tomorrow to Camp III
(7.550 meters) and Sunday to the summit. Patxi Viguria, Mertxe Orofino, Miguel
Angel Lagurdia and Ignacio Barrio are coming down to the base camp.
Base Camp of Cho Oyu, 21st September: 1) The climbers
(the vizcaínos Alex and Javier Txikon and Igor Astondoa)
that the last 17 the of September passed the night at
Camp III (7.550 metros) are in the ABC since 18th. They
are tired but in perfect conditions.
2.) During the next days, and in a unique and compact group again, we will try
the summit of Cho Oyu depending of the conditions of the way, the weather and
Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, ABC of
Txikon, Javier Txikon and Igor Astondoa, the three vizcainos climbers who were
in the group of Iñaki Ochoa de Olza and don't listen the recommendations of
the navarrese trying to make the summit of Cho Oyu alone and without the
logical process of acclimatization, are coming down today 18th from 7.550
meters because physical problems, not very serious it seems, but without the
condition even to begin the climb from 7.550 meters to the summit. The three
climbers desisted even yesterday to continue his adventure because of head
pains and now they are coming back to the Advanced Base Camp. In other aspect,
the weather seems to be worst next five days, with a big window beginning in
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