Cho Oyu from the South, Pre-Monsoon. Cho Oyu (8201 meters, 26,906 feet) continues to be a popular objective, the west side often being reached from Nepal. Alain Hantz, leader of a group of six Frenchmen, climbed to the summit of Cho Oyu with Nepalese Man Bahadur Gurung and Iman Singh Gurung on April 22. A Brazilian, Sergio Beck, got to the summit in an unathorized climb that same day. Four Americans, led by David Houchin, failed in their attempt, reaching 6100 meters on April 8.