Cho Oyu 8201m – Field Recordings from Tibet

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Cho Oyu 8201m – Field Recordings From Tibet
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Live album (Field recordings) by Geir Jenssen
Released October 10, 2006
Recorded September–October 2001, Cho Oyu
Venue Cho Oyu
Genre Ambient, field recording
Length 48:15
Label Ash International
Geir Jenssen chronology
Cho Oyu 8201m – Field Recordings from Tibet
Wireless: Live at the Arnolfini, Bristol
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Cho Oyu 8201m – Field Recordings From Tibet is an ambient album released by artist Biosphere under his real name Geir Jenssen. Recorded in 2001, it was released in 2006.


Geir Jenssen is an active climber and mountaineer, a hobby which is an inspiration on his work as well as a source of natural sound samples. His highest feat was in September–October 2001 when he climbed the Cho Oyu (Himalaya, 8201 meters) without supplementary oxygen. Exactly five years later in October 2006, he released this album of field recordings made during the trip, as a "sources" companion of sorts to his album Dropsonde released in vinyl one year earlier, and which used some of those field recordings as raw material.[2]

The album is released in a 142 mm by 162 mm card stock sleeve, and includes the 12 page booklet "Only Krishna and I: With Adventure Peaks to Cho Oyu", a diary of Jenssen's climb.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Zhangmu: Crossing a Landslide Area" – 4:25
  2. "Tingri: The Last Truck" – 5:23
  3. "Jobo Rabzang" – 2:55
  4. "Chinese Base Camp: Near a Stone Shelter" – 4:28
  5. "Palung: A Yak Caravan Is Coming" – 4:56
  6. "Cho Oyu Base Camp: Morning" – 8:34
  7. "Nangpa La: Birds Feeding on Biscuits" – 5:09
  8. "Camp 1: Himalayan Nightflight" – 2:38
  9. "Camp 1.5: Mountain Upon Mountain" – 1:35
  10. "Camp 2: World Music on the Radio" – 3:25
  11. "Camp 3: Neighbours on Oxygen" – 2:16
  12. "Summit" – 2:31


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cf. Allmusic review.