Cho Aui (Nangpai Gosum I)
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1996|
|First successful climber(s):||2 French, 2 Japanese, 3 Sherpas|
|Nearest major airport:||Lhasa (Gonggar, 3540m), Kathmandu|
|Convenient Center:||Tingri (4342m)|
Thanks to Andreas Fink for adding this peak.
Cho Aui is the highest of three 7000m-peaks in the south-western ridge of Cho Oyu (8201m), called Nangpai Gosum. It is rising in a distance of only 5 km from the summit of Cho Oyu. From the Gyabrag-glacier above Cho Oyu-basecamp you can see the impressive north-face of Cho Aui with its white "spider". Cho Aui was first climbed on the northwest-ridge in autumn of 1996 by a french and japanese expedition. The name "Pasang Lhamu Peak" was given to it in honor to a nepalese woman who died descending from Mount Everest in 1993.
Thanks to Andreas Fink for this description.