Climbing Cho Oyu
Firstly, we will only accept mountaineers on this trip. Secondly, we will have to see you in action on at least two of our high altitude trips before we can sign you up to a Cho Oyu trip. We are firm believers in team over individual endeavors. This will limit the number of trips we run but maximize safety. You can learn more about some of the mountains we expect you to have climbed before thinking about Cho Oyu.
The Sixth Highest Mountain in the World
Cho Oyu is the world’s 6th highest mountain. The world has 14 mountains above the height of 8,000m/ 26,246 feet. In our opinion you need to climb an 8,000m peak before trying to attempt climbing Everest. If Cho Oyu is your goal it will not disappoint.
Experience we Require
You should have been on one of our winters skills course in Scotland or Colorado along with having been on a number of Alpine mountaineering trips. We will require that you have climbed Aconcagua, Denali, Island peak or Mera Peak and show an excellent level of mountaineering skill. These are just some of the mountains, you should have climbed before joining a Cho Oyu expedition.
We know you will have a wealth of hiking and trekking experience at altitude. It is extremely important to take a scientific approach in your training. If you are thinking of climbing Cho Oyu we can help you build an extensive training plan. You will need to undertake a number of Vo2 max tests as part of your preparation. You will need to be able to benchmark your progression over a 8 to 12 month period.
We do require that you join some of our trekking and mountaineering trips in order to come fully prepared. We like to build teams working together so you will have either climbed with teammates before or you will have constant access to each other to make sure everyone is accountable to the team. We all go with a team mentally, working together to achieve this goal. Follow us on Instagram.
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Climbing Oyu Oyu is not easy and needs careful consideration, training and conditioning to have a chance to success. We will have an excellent acclimatization schedule in place with additional days to acclimatize correctly. This will give you the best possible chance to success. We will only have 10 spaces open on this climb and will not accept people without the required experience. The climb will take 6 weeks so a lot of planning needs to be done prior to the trip. CONTACT US for more information.