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Climbing Cho Oyu – the ambition of every mountaineer

Cho Oyu There are only fourteen 8,000 meter peaks in the world. Climbing one of these giants is an ambitious goal often set by mountaineers. Cho Oyu, found on the Everest Massif at the China-Nepal border, is a name that more than often pops up in their mind. Why? Despite being the sixth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8188 meter? Cho Oyu is regarded as the easiest of 8000 meter peaks. An expedition on Cho Oyu is the best introduction in Himalayan mountaineering. If this expedition is on your list, here are a few things you should know. History As is the case with Everest, a 8000 meter peak that is considered to be ‘easy accessible’...

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Makalu

The mount of Makalu is the highlight of the Khumbu Region in the Himalayas. The altitude of 8485 meters makes Makalu attractive for experienced mountain climbers and photographers. Needless to say, the spiky peak always impressed locals from both sides - Nepalese and Tibetan. Etymology of the Name Interesting to know that the name of Makalu originates from Sanskrit. “Maha-Kala” means “Big Black,” and it’s named after Shiva. This important Hindu God is known four destroying everything old and unnecessary. So, consider your climb as spiritual cleansing. The History of Climbing For the first time ever the summit was climbed only in 1955. It happened because the fifth summit in the world is located just 19 km away from the...

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Lhotse

Located only 3 kilometers away from the great Everest, Lhotse appears on most photos together with the roof of the Earth. Although Lhotse will never outperform the legendary neighbor, still it is one of the highest (8516 meters) and most adorable peaks for professional climbers. The Everest Massif How to Get There? Located on the Everest Massif, Lhotse is divided between Nepal and China. Climbing the peak from the Nepalese part, you will move through the Sagarmatha National Park. On the other hand, the Tibetan (Chinese) part attracts tourists with the unique culture. Routes to the Top Needless to say, the summit of Lhotse is extremely dangerous even for the most trained and experienced mountain climbers. No wonder it has...

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Everest

Everybody mountain lover secretly wishes to climb the roof of the Earth. Thanks to the height of 8848 meters Everest is the most known summit worldwide, and one of the most popular to climb. Everest Summit 8 848 meters Located on the border between Nepal and China, the mountain has different names. Besides the world-known “Everest” in the western world, it is also known as Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmāthā in Nepal. The mountain got the world's fame after the biographical adventure film "Everest" in 2015. Routes to the Top There are two routes to the top of Everest - by Nepalese and Tibetan slopes. The way by the southern ridge was firstly climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay...

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