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Stories: Cho Oyu

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Revolutionizing High-Altitude Mountaineering: Adrian Ballinger’s Lightning Ascents of Cho Oyu & Everest

This blog encapsulates the groundbreaking achievements and innovative approaches of Adrian Ballinger’s Lightning Ascents, highlighting the transformational impact of these expeditions on high-altitude mountaineering.
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Cho Oyu Expedition Route, Map & Itinerary

Read about how we climb Cho Oyu in just 28 days including our route, map, and detailed itinerary.
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Embark on the ultimate challenge and adventure with Alpenglow Expeditions on Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak (29,032 feet/8,848 meters). Our exceptional approach and extensive expertise ensure the highest levels of safety and success. With operations on the North Side since 2015, we prioritize stability and security. Trust in our experienced Sherpa, guides, and support staff for an unparalleled climbing journey.

Alpenglow Is Returning to Everest and Cho Oyu

  After a recent announcement that China will be opening its borders to tourism, we are thrilled to share that Alpenglow is returning to Cho Oyu in 2023 and the…
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Why Climb Cho Oyu w/ Alpenglow?

When it comes to tackling the Himalayas, few mountains are as alluring as Cho Oyu. Standing at a staggering 26,864 feet tall, Cho Oyu is the sixth tallest mountain in…
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Cho Oyu Team Update

  The Journey to Cho Oyu After months of endurance training, weeks of logistics planning, and days of travel, Alpenglow’s Cho Oyu Rapid Ascent expedition has begun their climb. The…
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What’s in Adrian’s Closet?

  “Frostbite is Failure” Interview with Adrian Ballinger: A run-through of every climbing shoe and mountain boot in his arsenal. Mountain guides may be the most shoe-obsessed people on the…
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Cho Oyu 2019

Alpenglow’s next Himalayan expedition will take us to the 6th highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu. We’ve put together a full team this upcoming season, all of them ready…
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Cho Oyu: An Interview with Topo Mena

Here we come Himalaya! Things are heating up at Alpenglow Expeditions as we make our final preparations for our Cho Oyu Rapid Ascent Expedition, which begins next week. Just hours before…
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Sweet Summit Success on Cho Oyu

    On Top of the 6th Tallest Mountain in the World (26,906’) Congratulations to Adrain Ballinger and the Cho+Everest Team for their successful summit of Cho Oyu this weekend! After…
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Cho Oyu & Everest Team Update

Monday, April 30: In preparation for a Cho/Everest push, guides Adrian and Topo tested their team of climbers with an acclimatization climb up Lhotse (27,940′).  Conditions were good with “real…
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