21,128 ft / 6,440 m
The southwest ridge of Cholatse is a hidden gem of the Himalaya. Nestled between the Khumbu and Gokyo valleys in the Everest region, Cholatse is a spectacular peak with steep soaring lines on every aspect.
Never extremely hard, yet never easy either with long sustained stretches, the SW ridge undoubtedly equals the SW ridge of Ama Dablam as an objective, yet is free of the large numbers on that route.
This ascent is suitable for climbers with a good level of mountaineering experience who are capable of contributing to the outcome of the expedition.
We acclimatise during an ascent of Lobuche East then cross into the Gokyo valley to a basecamp below the mountain. From here we climb Cholatse’s long snow and ice arête staying on the SW ridge for its entire length to the summit. We place two camps on the route staging a summit attempt from Camp two.
If you are looking for a new challenge and are keen on attempting a positively fabulous but rarely climbed Himalayan alpine route, then this is a brilliant choice!
*2013 Expedition Leader - Steve Moffat
Departure: ex Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 32 days
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Trip Notes for the Adventure Consultants Cholatse Expedition 2013
Follow dispatches from our successful Cholatse 2011 Expedition.