Asia, Nepal, Khumbu Region, Mahalangur Himal, Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Jasamba, Cho Aui) (7,351m), Attempt

Publication Year: 2005.

Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Jasamba, Cho Aui) (7,351m), attempt. A six-member Slovenian team led by Uros Samec went up a new line on this mountain just south of Cho Oyu. Although it is officially called Pasang Lhamu Chuli, it used to be known as Jasamba or Cho Aui, and has been successfully climbed twice from its west side. This autumn’s group attacked it from the south, up the southeast face to the south ridge.

Their route presented technical difficulties in the mid-section of the face above a big snowfield; here they encountered rock and thin ice leading to a 60° couloir, which in turn led to the summit ridge. The first part of the ridge was also a problem: it was narrow, covered with snow, in one section badly corniced, and was 90° at its beginning. But three members, Rok Blagus, Samo-Matiija Kremelj and Samec climbed the face, pitched a camp there and two days later, on October 24, were on the summit.

Elizabeth Hawley, AAC Honorary Member, Nepal