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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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Kailash

Surrounded by four holy rivers - Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali - the mount of Kailash is considered a sacred destination in three major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. No wonder, the area around Kailash is incredibly popular among pilgrims and spiritual seekers. But wait - the top of the snowy peak is strictly prohibited to climb because of spiritual and religious reasons. The snow-white peak of Kailash Attempts to Climb There were a few plans to climb the holy mountain, but none of them even started. In 1985 the world-known alpinist Reinhold Messner received the long-expected permission to climb but refused at the last moment. Later on, the fabulous mountaineer said his famous phrase: ”If we conquer this...

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