Indian expedition teams scale Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu

KATHMANDU: Four climbers accompanied by four Sherpa guides on Thursday successfully scaled the Mount Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest peak of the world at 8,167 metres.

The four-member expedition team from Giripremi, an Indian mountaineering club, included Prasad Joshi, Ashish Mane, Akshay Patke and Pawan Hadole. They were accompanied by four Sherpas; namely:  Dorji Sherpa, Fu Dorji Sherpa, Ming Temba Sherpa and Tenzen Sherpa.

They had started the summit bid on May 12 from the base camp.

"This feat marked the Giripremi's 5th successful ascent of eight thousanders in a row," the mountaineering club said in a statement today.

Earlier, on May 14, another expedition team of the same organisation, Ganesh More and Sumit Mandale had reached the summit of Mount Cho Oyu (8,201 metres), the sixth highest mountain in the world.

The team was accompanied by Dawa Chiri Sherpa, Kame Chiri Sherpa and Lakpa Norbu Sherpa.