Ueli Steck Summits Cho Oyu

On May 5th, Ueli Steck and Don Bowie reached the summit of the sixth highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu (8,201 meters). (Source: Don Bowie)

Success on Cho Oyu comes just 18 days after Ueli solo-climbed Shisha Pangma (8027m) reaching that summit in a mere 10.5 hour push. Unstable weather conditions over the high Himalaya over the last two weeks gave Ueli, and climbing partner Don Bowie, plenty of time to relocate camps between peaks and recon their route up to 6800 meters. Thanks to clearer skies and ample preparation, Ueli felt prepared to strike out for the top.

Don called via sat phone to report that Ueli and he had summited Cho Oyu on May 5th! They are on their way down to Base Camp.

We’ll have more to report once they descend and are safely back in camp.


  1. Tom
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    !!!! Well done boys, congratulation – have a safety descend

    Regards Tom

  2. Martin Ridgway
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Awesome feat guy’s keep it up. I’m shecking back daily!!

  3. Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Ueli and Don on summiting Cho Oyu, and wishing you a safe descent to base camp.

  4. Alexei
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Permalink


    Ueli is such an inspiration! Wishing you the best for the rest of the trip and a save return.

  5. Gonzalo
    Posted May 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Always impressed on what you do as a climber and what you can do as a person (like Iñaki’s rescue attempt).
    Keep it up!! And safe return to BC!

  6. Posted May 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Most impressive.

  7. Mariusz Sprutta
    Posted May 9, 2011 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    I am impressed. Keep doing that! All the best!

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