from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A peak, 8,188 m (26,864 ft) high, of the central Himalaya Mountains on the Nepal-China border.


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  • One of the climbers summiting Cho Oyu, which is approximately 20 km west of Mount Everest at the border between Tibet and Nepal, said in an email communication by satellite that the shooting happened in the early morning of September 30: I saw a line of Tibetans heading towards the start of the Nangpa pass - a common sight.

    tibetan nun shot dead; other tibetans feared killed on way to nepal

  • The Fall 2009 Himalayan season continues with teams on Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Shishapangma and Everest.

  • But the post-monsoon period of Fall is difficult on Everest with higher winds, more snow plus ever-shorter and colder days so many commercial companies turn to the lower and slightly logistically easier Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Shishapangma as their primary Fall 8000m expeditions ... read more

  • Fall Himalaya Season September brings the Himalaya climbing season back into focus with expeditions to Cho Oyu, Shisha Pangma and more big Hills.

  • For example, IMGs Cho Oyu team has spent only one night at Camp 1 and Altitude Junkies have just reached base camp on Manaslu ... read more

  • To your left you pass Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, and Makalu, each summit spiking in a web of frosted snow and giving way to yet more distant summits, the shining whiteness becoming a filigree of ice trails as your eyes fall to the lower ridges and then to stepped fields and trees—the last great undestroyed forests of the Himalayas.

    Vanity Fair - Enter the Dragon King

  • In 2006, a young Tibetan nun attempting to flee into Nepal was murdered by Chinese soldiers at advance base camp on nearby Cho Oyu, the eighth highest mountain in the world.

    Freddie Wilkinson: False Summit: China, the Olympic Torch, and the Politics of Climbing Everest

  • September brings the Himalaya climbing season back into focus with expeditions to Cho Oyu, Shisha Pangma and more big Hills. September 2008 Archives

  • She was America's leading female alpinist, the only woman internationally to climb six of 14 peaks that measured 8,000 meters: Gasherbrum II, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Broad Peak, Shishapangma, and Everest (twice), and the record holder of unexplored first mountain ascents.

    Jane Dwyre Garton: Remembering Chris Boskoff

  • But Hugh had quickly added it to his repertoire and used it on his trips to the Alps, and his expeditions to the Ahaggar range in southern Algeria and to Makalu in Nepal and Everest in Tibet and Cho Oyu straddling the divide.

    The Wall


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