•      Wed Jun 19 2024

Seven Summit team of 11 climbers scale Mt Cho Oyu

Kathmandu, Oct 6: An expedition team of 11 mountaineers have climbed the 8,188m peak of Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain, this morning at 4:30 am.

“The team of mountaineers stood atop Mt Cho Oyu this morning,” said experienced climber Chhang Dawa Sherpa, who leads the expedition team.

The expedition team from the Seven Summit Treks (SST), a leading Kathmandu-based trekking and expedition company achieved this feat as part of their attempt to conquer Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, he said. Chhang Dawa, the SST director, is the second Nepali climber, who summited 14 mountains of the world above 8,000m. He is also the youngest climber who reached atop 14 peaks of the world at the age of 30.

The team, which set out for the expedition from Nepal on 1 October, is scheduled to move straight to the Base Camp of Shishapangma and continue to the summit if the weather permits, he informed.

The Cho Oyu summiteers are

1. Shehroze Kashif (Pakistan)
2. Nima Rinji Sherpa (Nepal)
3. Pasang Nurbu Sherpa (Nepal) (NO O2)
4. Mingtemba Sherpa (Nepal) (NO O2)
5. Adriana Brownlee (United Kingdom)
6. Gelje Sherpa (Nepal)
7. Tseng Ko Erh (Grace) (Taiwan)
8. Lakpa Nuru Sherpa (Nepal)
9. Dorota Lidia (Poland)
10. Alina Pekova (Russia)
11. Dawa Nurbu Sherpa (Nepal)

Photo: Seven Summit