American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Cho Oyu Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1989

Cho Oyu Attempt. Swiss Michel Vogler, Norbert Duvoisin and John Kimber failed to climb Cho Oyu from Nepal up the normal route which crosses into Tibet. Base Camp at 5000 meters and a depot camp were made on April 7 and 14. Camp I was placed on the Nangpa La and Camp II at the foot of the face at 5730 and 5900 meters on April 17 and 21. Camps III and IV were established at 6500 and 7000 meters on April 23 and 28 with Sherpa help. Between these two camps, a 70-meter-high face was fixed with rope. Two summit attempts were made on April 29 and 30. Both stopped at 7600 meters.

JóSEF Nyka, Editor, Taternik, Poland

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