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Cho Oyu 2007 2017-08-15T11:40:48+00:00

The Final Peak Before Everest

The Singapore Women’s Everest Team climbed Mt Cho Oyu in 2007 as a training peak and a “full dress rehearsal to climb Mt Everest”.

At 8,201m, Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world and is considered fairly accessible because the ascent to the summit plateau is short and direct. We planned Cho Oyu because the altitude we would experience near the summit would put us in the Death zone (above 8,000m above sea level), and from there, we would be able to get an idea of how our bodies respond to the extreme altitude, and from there, better prepare ourselves for the Everest climb.

The Cho Oyu expedition was a huge success, and here, we give you a glimpse into the journey we undertook on the slopes of Cho Oyu through our expedition dispatches from the Cho Oyu base camp.”

October 2007

home sweet home =)

October 15th, 2007|

We are finally home!!!! All the sushi, chicken rice, bak kut teh, char kuay tiow, tim sum we dreamt of when we were in the mountains, we can finally eat [...]

September 2007

Cho Oyu Summit!

September 27th, 2007|

(Picture: Lihui, Jane and Joanne on summit of Cho Oyu with Everest in background) The Singapore Women's Everest Team marked another successful expedition by summiting Cho Oyu (8,201m) on 23rd Sept. [...]

Camp 2!

September 13th, 2007|

(Picture: Lihui jumaring the second ice cliff) We finally spent a night at Camp 2!!! Camp 2 (7000m, the height of a number of mountain summits) was extremely deserted with only [...]

August 2007

Snowed in!

August 30th, 2007|

(Picture: Crampon fitted onto our mountaineering boots) Once again, our original plan for the day was waylaid by another bout of heavy snowfall. There seems to be no end in sight [...]

A Sad Day… =(

August 29th, 2007|

(Picture: Setting off for Lake Camp with our dome-shaped dining tent in the background) This morning, we set off for an acclimatization climb yet again (there is simply no end to [...]

Puja at ABC!

August 27th, 2007|

(Picture: Participants of the Puja throwing rice and tsampa flour...) This morning, we participated in a ritual we had heard and read so much about, the traditional “Puja” ceremony. The Puja [...]

We’re at Tingri!

August 21st, 2007|

(Picture: Recording Li Hui's O2 sat and heart rate) We have moved on, right on schedule to Tingri this morning after a 4-hr drive. Tingri, at a height of approximately 4370m, [...]

Hello from Zhangmu!

August 18th, 2007|

(Picture: Peh Gee setting up comms) Our mobile satellite modem works! We're uploading this from a tiny 5-person room in Zhangmu, Tibet. We crossed the border from Nepal into Tibet this [...]

Mission

August 15th, 2007|

Cho Oyu - the final training peak before Everest The objectives of the expedition are to: 1. Increase female participation in the Singapore mountaineering scene 2. Provide a platform for [...]

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