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U.S. Team Pitches New Camp on Cho Oyu Peak

April 29, 1986|United Press International

KATMANDU, Nepal — An eight-member, American-led team trying to scale the 26,906-foot Cho Oyu peak in the Himalayas has pitched its second bivouac camp, the Ministry of Tourism said Monday.

It said the camp was established at 20,800 feet on April 20, only three days after the party, which includes a British climber, set up its first camp at 19,420 feet. The climbers hope to reach the summit in May.

Led by attorney James Frush, 34, of Trinidad, Colo., the team is preparing for a 1988 climb of Mt. Everest from the south.

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