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Mountain Name(s): Cholatse, چولاتسه, Чоладзе, 喬拉傑峰     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 6440 m / 21128.6 ft     Snow line: 5000 m / 16404 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit; (6 440 m /21 129 feet)
    Prominence: 750 m/2 461 ft
Location: Nepal(Central Region);     Isolation: 3 km/2 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 27°55'5.002''N
86°46'0.001''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Apr - 31 May;
01 Oct - 30 Nov;
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Katmandu International; Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM);
Range: Mahalangur Himal     Convenience Center(s): Namche Bazar;
First Ascent: 22/4/1982 Vern Clevenger (America), Galen Rowell (America), John Roskelley (America), Bill O’Connor (America)... More     National Park(s): Sagarmatha National Park;

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Classic climbing route on relatively low for the Himalayas, but

high by world standards, peak. Interesting to those who is

experienced in climbing skills, and wants to make a challenging

ascent in Himalayas, but has a lack of time.

Cholatse is shorter, steeper, and more challenging to climb than

either Island Peak or Lobuje East. Though the technical

challenges are there, it is less complicated compared to other

higher expedition and cheaper when it comes to climbing

permits because Cholatse has been classified as a "Trekking

Peak".

Description Edit

It’s a stunning, laid-back- looking peak composed of steep faces

and narrow snow and ice ridges. Unlike many of the trekking

peaks, all routes to its summit involve sustained technical

difficulty and for this reason Cholatse has attracted many of the

world’s best mountaineers to attempt new, highly challenging

routes.

Location Edit

Located 16 kilometres west from Namche-Bazaar. Cholatse is

connected to Taboche (6,501m) by a long ridge. The

Chola glacier descends off the east face. The north and east

faces of Cholatse can be seen from Dughla, on the trail

to Mount Everest base camp.

Getting there Edit

By far the majority of climbers heading into the Khumbu region

take the short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike in from

there.

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There are permits required. These can be arranged by yourself

or the firm that you hire to support your team.

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• Permits were first issued in spring 1982 and the peak was first

scaled soon after. It was the last formally named but unclimbed

peak in the Khumbu region.

22 April Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley and Bill

O’Connor reached the summit via the South West Ridge.

The South West Ridge
is perhaps the easiest route on the peak

and it was only repeated in 1993, again in 2005 and rarely since

then.

The South East Ridge was first climbed in same year.

The North East Face was successfully scaled in 1984 and the

first solo ascent was accomplished on April 15, 2005 by Ueli

Steck. Remarkably he reached the summit via a direct line in a

37 hour push from base camp with a single night’s bivouac on

the face.
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