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September 2008 Archives

September 18, 2008

Climbing News plus New Climbing Picture Galleries

With summer winding down, I thought it was time for an update on the climbing season, my recent climbs and photography plus an exciting opportunity occurring this Sunday.

Fall Himalaya Season

September brings the Himalaya climbing season back into focus with expeditions to Cho Oyu, Shisha Pangma and more big Hills. But the red tape now required to climb in Tibet has caused many companies to stay in Nepal on mountains such as Manaslu and Ama Dablam. Teams have been surprised by new permit requirements, staffing requirements and travel restrictions to enter Tibet. All this resulted in just a few western teams on Cho Oyu and none on Shisha Pangma (yet) this year. Last year Cho saw over 20 expeditions and hundreds of climbers while I was over on a fairly crowded Shisha Pangma.

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