American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Tibet, Cho Oyu Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Cho Oyu Attempt. A six-man team of Spanish Basques was led by Juan Ignacio Lorente and included Angel Rosen, Luis María Saenz de Olazagoitia, José Urbieta, Benjamín Ruiz de Infante and Miguel Gómez. They attempted the standard route from the north during the monsoon. Early on, Lorente was affected by pulmonary edema and returned home, accompanied by Rosen. The other four managed to pitch Camp III at 7600 meters, but excessive snow and avalanche danger made them abandon the attempt at the end of August.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Spain

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