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Cho Oyu

The south side of Cho Oyu from Gokyo.
Elevation 8,201 metres (26,906 feet)
Ranked 6th
Location Nepal-China (Tibet)
Range Mahalangur Himal, Himalayas
Prominence 2,340 m (7,677 ft)
Coordinates 28°06′N, 86°39′E
First ascent October 19, 1954 by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama
Easiest route snow/ice/glacier climb
Translation Turquoise Goddess (Tibetan)

Cho Oyu (or Qowowuyag; in Nepal चोयु, Tibetan in Wylie transliteration: jo bo dbu yag; Chinese: 卓奧有山, Pinyin: Zhuó'àoyǒu Shān) is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Cho Oyu lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. Download high resolution version (1400x990, 212 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Mount Everest as seen from the International Space Station. ... The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) (Tibetan: བོད་རང་སྐྱོང་ལྗོངས་; Wylie: Bod-rang-skyong-ljongs; Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is a province-level autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... The Mahalangur Himal is a subrange of the Himalaya spanning part of the border between Tibet and Nepal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Herbert Tichy (* June 1, 1912 Vienna; † September 26, 1987 Vienna) author, geologist, journalist and climber. ... The word Sherpa originally referred to an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Niple, high into the Himalayas (although many of them now live in India). ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... The Tibetan language is spoken primarily by the Tibetan people who live across a wide area of eastern Central Asia bordering South Asia, as well as by large number of Tibetan refugees all over the world. ... The Tibetan language is spoken primarily by the Tibetan people who live across a wide area of eastern Central Asia bordering South Asia, as well as by large number of Tibetan refugees all over the world. ... The Wylie transliteration scheme is a method for transliterating the Tibetan script using the keys on a typical English language typewriter. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... “Everest” redirects here. ...


Cho Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition led by Eric Shipton and including Tom Bourdillon, but technical difficulties at an ice cliff above 6,650m (21,820ft) proved beyond their abilities. (Today, these ice cliffs are normally ascended using fixed ropes.) Cho Oyu was first climbed on October 19, 1954 via the northwest ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Cho Oyu was the fifth 8000 metre peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest in May 1953, Nanga Parbat in July 1953 and K2 in July 1954. Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Shipton (1907 - 1977) was a Himalayan mountaineering legend. ... Thomas Duncan Bourdillon (born 1924, died Bernese Oberland, 29 July 1956), was a British mountaineer, a member of the team which conquered Mount Everest in 1953. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Herbert Tichy (* June 1, 1912 Vienna; † September 26, 1987 Vienna) author, geologist, journalist and climber. ... The word Sherpa originally referred to an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Niple, high into the Himalayas (although many of them now live in India). ... Annapurna (Sanskrit, Nepali, Nepal Bhasa: अन्नपूर्ण) is a series of peaks in the Himalaya, a 55-km-long massif whose highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8,091 m (26,538 ft), making it the 10th-highest summit in the world and one of the 14 eight-thousanders. It is located... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Everest” redirects here. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nanga Parbat (also known as Nangaparbat Peak or Diamir) is the ninth highest mountain on Earth and the second highest in Pakistan. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Just a few kilometres west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753ft), a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu's Sherpas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, climbers consider Cho Oyu to be the easiest 8,000 metre peak to climb, and it is a popular objective for professionally guided parties. Nangpa La (5716 m. ... Khumbu is one of three subregions of the main Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya, the other two being Solu and Pharak. ... The word Sherpa originally referred to an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Niple, high into the Himalayas (although many of them now live in India). ... Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Mount Everest as seen from the International Space Station. ...


Timeline

  • 1952 First reconnaissance of Northwest face by Edmund Hillary and party.
  • 1954 First ascent by Austrians Joseph Jöchler and Herbert Tichy, and Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepal)
  • 1958 Second ascent of the peak, by an Indian expedition. Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama reached the peak for the second time. First death on Cho Oyu.
  • 1959 Four members killed in an avalanche during a failed international women's expedition.
  • 1964 Controversial third ascent by a German expedition as there is no proof of reaching the summit. Two mountaineers die of exhaustion in camp 4 at 7,600m (24,935ft).
  • 1978 Edi Koblmüller and Alois Furtner of Austria summit via the extremely difficult southeast face.
  • 1983 Reinhold Messner succeeds on his fourth attempt.
  • 1985 On February 12, Maciej Barbeka and Maciej Pawlikowski make the first winter ascent (repeated three days later by Andrzej Heinrich and Jerzy Kukuczka).
  • 1994 First solo ascent via the South West face by Yasushi Yamanoi.
Viewing Cho Oyu via mountain flight

Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (born 20 July 1919) is a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Reinhold Messner (born September 17, 1944) is an Italian mountaineer and explorer, often cited [1] as the greatest mountain climber of all time, noted for making the first solo ascents of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen eight-thousanders (peaks over... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jerzy Kukuczka Jerzy Kukuczka(March 24, 1948 - October 24, 1989)- born in Katowice, Poland - Polish alpine and high - altitude climber. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Cho Oyu 2000 Expedition on climb.mountainzone.com (284 words)
Cho Oyu, at 26,906 feet (8201m) is the sixth highest mountain in the world and was first climbed in October of 1954 by the Austrians Sepp Jöchler and Herbert Tichy and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama.
Now that its north side is open again, Cho Oyu is widely acknowledged as the easiest of the 8000-meter peaks.
Cho Oyu still offers pitches of steep ice and rock, as well as the standard Himalayan fare of deep snowfall, high winds and frigid temperatures.
Cho Oyu - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia (143 words)
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world, located a short distance to the west from Everest (the highest) and Lhotse (the fourth highest) in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border.
Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, a 19,000-foot glacier pass, the main trade route between the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet.
Cho Oyu's proximity to the Nangpa La has earned it the distinction among some climbers as being the easiest 8,000 meter peak.
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