Cho Oyu at 8201 meters, straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is from her northwest-ridge in Tibet that the attempt will be made. Cobalt supporter, Philip Pinchin is planning to climb without supplemental oxygen. Cho Oyu is translated from Tibetan as “the Turquoise Goddess”. Situated 28km west of Everest on the Tibetan Plateau, the true summit has been reached when, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest and the Khumbu Valley can all be seen.
Philip said ‘My late mother helped raise money for the Cheltenham Cobalt Unit, so it seemed a natural choice of charity when I sought to use this climb as a fund-raising opportunity’.
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