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CHO OYU 2000

This expedition is organized by Patagonia Mountain Agency. After twenty eight years I am returning back to the mountains. It is also my first visit to Asia. I spend the first three days exploring Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning traffic in Thamel                                                            Watchful eyes of Buddha

Holly men in Pashupatinath                                                        Ghat - cremation of bodies

After a week-long trip across the border to Tibet, we set our base camp at the bottom of the northwest face of Cho Oyu. There I have a chance to enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Unfortunately my lack of experience forces me to abandon my climb around 7,000 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cho Oyu                                                                                       A view from my tent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nangpa La                                                              Leaving for the summit

After the expedition I travel for two days across Tibet and spend a fascinating week exploring Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel of Life with Potala Palace behind                                 Golden roofs of Potala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young pilgrim                                                                               Street vendor

Flying back to Kathmandu I am lucky to be able to see Cho Oyu and Mount Everest from the south.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang                                                    Mount Everest

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