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  Cho Oyu 2006: German Raimund Spang dies on Cho Oyu


The China Tibet Mountaineering Association has officially released the news of a German mountaineer who fell to his death while descending Mount Cho Oyu in Tibet on Tuesday. Raimund Spang fell from about 7,800 meters according to the CTMA. The CTMA said the 7 member German climbing team are still climbing but his team did not comment further. There are about 30 expeditions this spring on Cho Oyu.

The China Tibet Mountaineering Association stated that they "had warned of severe weather and asked them to strengthen safety precautions."

The body of the German mountaineer was buried on the Tibetan mountain. Raimund Spang was 58...

SOURCE: CTMA, note CTMA stated the family has now been notified. Facts CTMA.

 

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