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  Cho Oyu 2015 Final Report

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.

Cho Oyu view from ThingRi. Photo Michael Goude.

 

Basecamp Cho Oyu. Photo Seane Piper
 

 

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