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cho oyu disaster?

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"Cho Oyu is the world’s 6th highest mountain and second most summited 8000m peak behind Everest. It is known for being one of the easiest 8000ers and has the lowest summit/fatality ratio of all 14, 8000m peaks. "

 

if this story is true, wonder if that ratio will remain so friendly?

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The winds in those mountains are really strong. I know people who have been lifted off the ground while climbing there.

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GII or Shishapangma would prolly take over if this is true... I certainly don't think that will stop people from climbing Cho Oyo though.

10 people would be worse than the Everest "tragedy" of 1996 that the media had such a field day with, so we'll prolly be getting more info.

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AlpineK said:

The winds in those mountains are really strong. I know people who have been lifted off the ground while climbing there.

 

yeah but that happened to ME at Red Rocks once snaf.gif

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Correct number of deaths on Cho Oyu.

08:20 a.m. EDT May 20, 2003

Yesterday it was reported by the GREIM; the Guardia Civil Mountain Rescue Patrol Everest expedition, the Spanish National Television and Barrabes News, that 10 climbers had perished on Cho Oyu.

 

After contacting the Tibetan Mountaineering Association and the Germany Embassy in China , ExplorersWeb can today confirm the correct number to be that one German climber died on Cho Oyu in an avalanche .

 

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shit, 1 dead, 10 dead, its only a zero rolleyes.gif

 

i am betting that the parents and loved ones of the other 9 would LOOOOVE to meet the reporter who rushed to net print the 10 dead story. madgo_ron.gif

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JoshK said:

Does anybody else find mounteverest.net a complete wankfest?

 

Totally. BS.

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