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ScottChuukhung Ri  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2012

Scott

It was extremely windy last night, but we awoke to only a stiff breeze. The climb of Chhukhung Ri was on!

After a nice breakfast of pancakes and porridge, we headed up the mountain. We made good progress and admired the yaks, including a huge one that was the biggest that I ever seen. He must have been the alpha male.

We continued up the steep track to the saddle between the two Chhukhung Ri peaks. We decided to climb the lower peak (17,772 feet/5417 meters) first. It was very windy and cold on top, but the views were spectacular. After climbing the lower peak, we descended to the saddle and climbed the higher peak (18,238 feet/5559 meters). It had some tricky scrambling and the climb took much longer than it looked.

The exposed scrambling was similar to Pyramid Peak in Colorado and Kessler got really tired just before the top. It was the highest peak that he had ever climbed.

The views from the higher peak were even more spectacular than the first peak, but it was very windy and cold so we didn’t spend that much time on the summit.

We were right there in front of the huge faces of Nuptse and Lhotse and could look down on all the glaciers. The views of Makalu were spectacular as well. It was the grandest mountain scene that I have ever laid eyes on.

After enjoying the summit, it was a long hike back to Chhukhung. It was a very rewarding climb, but the second peak was little harder than expected and due to the long and tiring day before (Dingboche to Island Peak Basecamp and back to Chhukhung) and the extreme winds and cold, it wasn’t that easy of a day.
Posted Feb 6, 2013 6:26 pm

KesslerChuukhung Ri  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2012

Kessler

Both summits December 21 2012.
Posted Jan 18, 2013 1:55 pm

matousnice walk...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2011

matous

nice and easy walk rewarded by some great views...
Posted Jan 8, 2013 4:59 am

kunlunNice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2012

kunlun

Reached the summit in 3 hours (walked slowly) in nice weather.
Posted Jun 20, 2012 12:52 pm

ncstSnow storm!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2012

ncst

Went up from Chukkung and past some people acclimatising for Island Peak. Good views with some clouds went I got to the rim (2hrs). I went to the lower summit first (from the rim left) but then all the clouds came in and it started snowing and the actual summit disappeared, so I skipped it and went down. Went to Island Peak basecamp, the Imjo Lake and glacier the next morning in a clear sky, impressive views!
Posted Apr 15, 2012 8:40 am

Tom WaggonerAbove the Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2008

Tom Waggoner

Spectacular views from the summit. It was a good acclimatization peak for Island Peak.
Posted Mar 17, 2010 2:19 pm

Archmnormal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2009

Archm


Class view of the Nuptse's from here,
Posted Dec 7, 2009 5:12 pm

sikari kukursick

sikari kukur

and awesome
Posted Jan 25, 2009 9:52 pm

HeyItsBenAwesome views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2008

HeyItsBen

Acclimatisation for Island Peak...beautiful views of Makalu, Lhotse, Island, Ama Dablam, the list goes on...
Posted Dec 13, 2008 3:05 pm

highcampStandard Route  Sucess!

highcamp

A great hike with unbelievable views. Couldn't have asked for better weather
Posted Nov 26, 2008 7:44 pm

mpaNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2007

mpa

Great panorama, the third peak on our 3 week trip in Nepal.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 8:18 am

codelancerNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

codelancer

Hiked up from Chukkung for acclimatisation before Island. In this day i went from Dingboche to Chukkung (2,5 hours) and start from Chukkung at 11-00. Summit at 13-00.
Beatiful views.
Posted Dec 5, 2007 6:54 pm

myrskynice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

myrsky

Hiked up for acclimatisation during our "rest" day at Dingboche.
Posted Apr 27, 2007 8:25 am

mbollinoGreat Views  Sucess!

mbollino

I skipped this hike on my first trip throught the Khumbu, so I made it a priority this time. Jaw dropping views of the Lhotse wall and South(-ish) to Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and Island Peak. Definitley recommended (as is entire Chukung valley) if you go to the Khumbu.
Posted Mar 10, 2007 9:09 pm

Sam PageNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1995

Sam Page

I don't remember the exact date, but I do remember fantastic scenery. I also remember some scrambling on the final summit ridge.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 10:35 pm

kgriggsThe One  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2006

kgriggs

Awesome day and a great half day hike! I choose this peak over kala pattar after going to Gokyo and over the Cho La Pass and it was well worth it!
Posted Nov 29, 2006 8:36 am

tommiNormal Route  Sucess!

tommi

Climbed In april 2005, very cloudy and cold, during the descend we had very bad weather and a lot of snow
Posted Oct 21, 2006 8:34 am

larsRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 11.10.2004  Sucess!

lars

Posted Sep 8, 2005 12:37 pm

Mathias Zehringnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2003

Mathias Zehring

last preparation trip before Island Peak. Great views, some clouds occured. I felt well on the climb but had some problems coping with the height after returning to Chukkung.
Posted Jun 1, 2005 11:48 am

fdoctorRoute Climbed: The Only One Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

fdoctor

I hiked up this thing on a rest day at Chukkung en route to climbing Imja Tse. Dragged out of bed by my great friend of many years Bhakta, I reluctantly plodded up it. "Good acclimatisation sir, you will not fail Imja Tse this time sir!" I couldn't answer him back, too knackered. He was right!
Posted May 29, 2005 11:20 am

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