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