Oyu (Zhuoaoyou) is the sixth highest mountain in the world.
Its elevation is 8,201 metres (26,906 feet).
There are only 14
peaks of 8,000+ meters in height in the world.
= For all mountains of the world, height
is not always directly portional to the difficulty in climbing them.
Weather, remoteness, steepness, and terrain are also major factors.
= Cho Oyu was the 5th of the 8,000
meter peaks to be climbed. Annapurna in Nepal was climbed in 1950.
Three years later, Mount Everest on the border of Nepal and China/Tibet
and Nanga Parbat in the Karakoram of Pakistan were climbed. The
following year, K2 in the Karakoram of Pakistan on the border of
China and Cho Oyu in China/Tibet were climbed.
= Cho Oyu lies in the Himalaya
and is 20km west of Mount Everest.
= The word “Himalaya” means “Realm
of the Snow Gods” in Sanskrit.
= Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess"
efforts in China and Asia to help amputees and other disabled
China is planning to have a team of its mountaineers carry
Flame to the top of Mount Everest (Qomolungma) and broadcast
the event live during the pre-Games torch relay in 2008. Logistically,
taking the flame to the highest point on Earth is not the
biggest problem, they say. "Going up may not be too complicated,
but filming the whole thing will be very complex," says Liu
Jingmin, executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing
Committee for the Game.
Five percent of China's population, or over 60 million people,
are handicapped, and the government began large-scale efforts
to rehabilitate them in the 1980s. They have announced goals
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the
Pacific (UNESCAP) has declared 2003-2012 as the second
Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons
Aid to the Disabled Day in China is the third Sunday of
May each year. In 2004, Nawang and our Friendship Beyond Borders
team reached the summit on May 16th, which was National Aid
to the Disabled Day in China that year.
information about efforts in China and
Asia to help amputees and other disabled people