Time is a valuable commodity. We are about to change the fundamentals of high-mountain expeditions. For you.
Acclimatization for this expedition is already done at home. While a traditional Cho Oyu expedition takes around two months, our Flash™ Expedition saves time and additionally increases safety and chances of success. (22 days only)
The Cho Oyu, also called “Turquoise Goddess” or Qowowuyag, rises at the border between Nepal and Tibet with its breathtaking 8. 201m as sixth highest mountain towards the sky and already comes quite close to it. What is particularly important to us Austrians in connection with Cho Oyu: the legendary first ascent of Herbert Tichy, his Tyrolean mountain companion Sepp Jöchler and Sherpa legend Pasang Dawa in 1954. The Austrian writer, geologist, explorer, adventurer and mountaineer climbed Cho Oyu with much patience and without additional oxygen. The route chosen by the trio is still considered to be the “normal route” to Cho Oyu and will lead us to the summit. And Tichy’s stories make us really looking forward to our expedition into the middle of the Himalayas:
“When we remember this time, it is not so much the extreme but rather the harmony and beauty – the hours, the landscape and the surrounding people – that remain in our memories”. (Herbert Tichy)
The Cho Oyu is perfect for preparing for one of the harder eight-thousanders, as it is considered one of the objectively safer and easier eight-thousanders. Nevertheless, this mountain must not be underestimated, because it is still one of the highest mountains in the world and therefore a challenging undertaking. However, through good preparation, a professional team and the appropriate equipment, the objective dangers of our expedition can be contained relatively well and that is what CHO OYU is all about:
Not much of a risk, but definitely fun!