Cholatse

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Cholatse
Taboche-Cholatse-fromKyobuGoth.jpg
Cholatse (right) and Taboche (left)
Cholatse and Taboche with views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ngozumpa glacier and Gokyo
Elevation 6,440 m (21,130 ft)[1]
Location
Cholatse is located in Nepal
Cholatse
Cholatse
Location in Nepal
Location Khumbu, Nepal
Range Khumbu Himal
Coordinates 27°55′05″N 86°46′00″E / 27.91806°N 86.76667°E / 27.91806; 86.76667Coordinates: 27°55′05″N 86°46′00″E / 27.91806°N 86.76667°E / 27.91806; 86.76667
Climbing
First ascent 1982 by Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley and Bill O'Conner
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Cholatse (also known as Jobo Lhaptshan) is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. 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.

there is a lake just below this pass to the east, and in Tibetan 'cho' is lake, 'la' is pass, and 'tse' is peak so Cholatse means literally "lake pass peak".[2] Cholatse was first climbed via the southwest ridge on April 22, 1982 by Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley and Bill O'Connor. The north face was successfully scaled in 1984.

Notable ascents[edit]

  • 2005 North Face - first solo ascent by Ueli Steck, April 15, 2005.[3]
  • 2005 Southwest Ridge - summit attained by Kevin Thaw, Conrad Anker, Kris Erickson, John Griber and Abby Watkins on May 12, 2005.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cholatse on Peakware
  2. ^ http://www.summitpost.org/cholatse/215085. Retrieved 10 May 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ MacDonald, Dougald (13 July 2005). "Solo on Cholatse and Tawoche". Climbing.com Hot Flashes. Climbing magazine. Retrieved 1 Sep 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Himalayan Cataract Project team Summits Cholatse!". MountEverest.net. ExplorersWeb. 12 May 2005. Retrieved 1 Sep 2009.