8000 Meters Facts
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
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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