Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

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Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by kevin trieu » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:40 am

Hello,

I'm currently in the planning stages for Cho Oyu for the fall of 2016 or spring 2017 from the Tibet side. I have done a good amount of research on the climb and decided to go for Base Camp service only with one of the following logistic companies:
1. http://www.summitclimb.com/new/default.asp?vid=84
2. http://www.sevensummittreks.com/package ... yu-89.html

Both have good reputation for base camp service. The cost will be between USD 5,000-7,000 from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. I'll go with the cheaper outfitter.

I plan to follow a similar schedule to that of International Mountain Guides found here: http://www.mountainguides.com/cho-oyu-itin.shtml.

I plan to climb with no oxygen and no Sherpa support. I have previously made the summit of Manaslu, another 8,000m peak without oxygen in 2012, a couple of 7,000m peaks and a bunch of other mountains around the world. I spent 7 months in Nepal on my last trip and is fairly familiar with the country. I'm looking for a partner with similar experiences. Ideally you would have climbed an 8,000m peak.

Give me a shout if you are an independent climber and don't want to pay a boat load of cash to climb an 8,000m peak. You must also love Dal-Bhat. This is not an option.

Best,
Kevin

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by kevin trieu » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:23 pm

I have received confirmation from Dan Mazur @ Summitclimb and the price for BC service only for Cho Oyu is USD 6,650 and there's space for the fall 2016 climb.

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by KurdishKlimber » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:50 pm

I will be on the full version of the climb this fall. Any interest in doing some training outings in the Sierras?

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by kevin trieu » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:08 am

Sure thing. I'm always up for training outings. Which outfitter are you going with?

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by KurdishKlimber » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:43 am

Dan's outfit. SummitClimb!

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by KurdishKlimber » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:26 am

Sent you a PM!

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by Fletch » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:15 am

I live in south Orange County and would love to tag along on some training hikes if you'll have another...

Probably out for Cho Oyu tho... :)

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by kevin trieu » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:10 am

Sure thing. You can never have enough partners.

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by KurdishKlimber » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:34 pm

Definitely. The more enthusiastic partners the more motivation!

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by Spitfire » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:14 pm

Did you guys decide for fall 2016? I am planning Cho Oyu for spring 2017.

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by KurdishKlimber » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:03 pm

I have signed up for this fall.

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by kevin trieu » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:07 pm

Spitfire wrote:Did you guys decide for fall 2016? I am planning Cho Oyu for spring 2017.

are you going with full service or basic service? which outfitter?

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by Spitfire » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:56 pm

"are you going with full service or basic service? which outfitter?"

Is this question for me or for "KurdishKlimber"?
If for me, I am going with basic service, no sherpas, no guides, no oxygen (at least up the mountain :)
Outfitter - has not chosen yet. The one with Dan Masur looks good.
Sorry, this site is confusing for me. Though I have a profile on I don't even know how to get to this page from the site, I google it.
My direct email:
alexander@gorobets.com

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by kevin trieu » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:06 am

Alex, I sent you an email.

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Re: Cho Oyu Fall 2016 or Spring 2017

by Miles » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:39 pm

Hi Kevin

Are you still looking for a climbing partner for Cho Oyu? I'm thinking of going this fall, with the Mazur outfit if they still have places open, very preferably on the basic service option. I've been to Nepal 3 times, for about a month each time, climbed Mera Peak, trekked extensively on my own, and found (perhaps because of my swimming background) that I'm really comfortable at altitude. I'd love to try the Cho Oyu / Shisha double actually, without oxygen. The last time I was in Thamel I had everyone and their dog offering me 'bargain' climbs of Cho Oyu, got so confusing in the end I didn't know who was legit and who wasn't. Give me a shout if you haven't found anyone yet.

Cheers mate
Miles


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