Cho Oyu Attempt. A Slovene (Yugoslav) expedition attempted to climb Cho Oyu by the south ridge. The leader was Matjaž Pecovnik. Marjan Frešer, Franc Knez and Danilo Tic reached the expedition’s highest point at 7700 meters, the highest point so far reached on this ridge, on October 27 in a three-day alpine-style climb from Camp II at 6600 meters. They believe that they had surmounted all the technical difficulties but they were driven back by fierce winds.