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  Austria Cho Oyu 2006: Summits!


 

Update 5/17/2006: all members of Austrian Expedition are down safe in ABC. Yesterday Daniel Schrag (Swiss) and Man Bahadur Tamang summited Cho Oyu!! Expedition is over now. Special Thanks to well known Karl Gabl from Innsbruck (Austria) who always do his best to make weather forcast for our expeditions!! Lets hear again next year with Broad Peak and K2 on board! I will lead a big group to both mountains. Nice greetings from Austria Gerfried GÖSCHL

Update May 16, 2006: Daniel and Manbadur summited Cho Oyu right now. Cross your fingers for a safe desend. Gerfried

Update: May 15, 2006: Hubert and Daniel are sitting in C2 (7100m). They are prepering for a early start tomorrow, 2.00 nepali time. Wish them good luck for s safe climb! Gerfried

Update 5/14/2006: Hubert and Daniel reached C1 (6400m) today, tomorrow they walk to C2 (7100m). There is some new snow. Nice greetings, Gerfried

Update 5/12/2006: Dear EverestNews.com,

Two members of the Austrian Cho Oyu expedition went home because of personal reasons.

The two remaining members Hubert Rieger and Daniel Schrag established C2 (7100m) on 8. Mai. Now they are resting in ABC. As soon as famous Karl Gabl from Innsbruck give good weather forecast they will go for the summit using only two Camps. Maybe they will summit on 15. Mai.

 Nice greetings from homesitting

Gerfried GÖSCHL

 

 

Update 4/30/2006: Hubert Rieger and his Team arrived in ABC of Cho Oyu on Friday 28.. They all feel fine. Therefore they wanna establish C1 (6400m) today 30. Nice greetings

 

Hubert Rieger is leading a small group to Cho Oyu (8201m)

normal route. They are leaving Austria on 18. April to reach ABC on Cho Oyu on 28. April.

 

MEMBERS:

 

Hubert RIEGER (leader, AUSTRIA, Shisha Central 2005)

Leopold SCHAUSBERGER (AUSTRIA, Shisha Main 1987!!)

Markus GRASL (AUSTRIA)

Daniel SCHRAG (SWITZERLAND)

 

In 2007 I will organize a big Austrian expedition to Broad Peak (8047m) to celebrate the 50 years anniversary of the first climb back in 1957. We want to walk in the footsteps of our Idols Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger.

After summiting we set our eyes on K2 to make a quick attempt.

More coming soon Gerfried Göschl

 

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