5 May 2015 -
The season began in mid April, after a snowy winter. The snow continued to
fall lightly and the temperatures remained moderate. Our team arrived in Tibet
on 23 April and began moving to basecamp.
On 25 April, a 7.5 earthquake hit the region.
Although very few, if any, effects of the earthquake were felt on the Tibet
side of the Himalaya, the China Tibet Mountaineering Association chose to end
the climbing season and bring everyone home, due to casualties and
infrastructure effects elsewhere in Tibet and also in Nepal, where many of the
mountain staff are from.
We wish everyone a safe return and encourage
all to lend a hand in rebuilding after the tragic Himalayan Earthquake of
April 2015. At this time of writing, the Nepalese and Tibetan peoples are
rapidly rebuilding and look forward to your visit during September - October
2015 for Mounts Cho Oyu, Shishapangma and Mount Everest. The situation is
rapidly stabilising, and returning to normal.
Everyone is eager for your return to freshly
repaired and well maintained mountain routes, hotels, and lodges, to boost
their families' and villages' economies, and for renewed climbing excitement
on the highest, most beautiful peaks on Earth, the Tibetan Himalaya.
view from ThingRi. Photo Michael Goude.
Basecamp Cho Oyu. Photo
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