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Asia, Nepal, Cho Oyu from the South, Pre-Monsoon

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.

Elizabeth Hawley