On October 3, 2000 Tim Boelter reached the true 8201-meter summit of Cho Oyu — the world’s sixth highest mountain. His camera was with him every step of the way. We have a documentary that details the experience — buy it now from our online store. It is an informational film that showcases the region, the local people of Tibet and Nepal, and the strong, experienced team that made the attempt.
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Located in the Himalayan Range, 25 miles west of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu’s massive bulk straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet. Known as one of the easiest 8,000-meter peaks to climb, it is becoming more popular than Everest. But contrary to popular belief, in the rarified air above 26,906 feet, nothing comes easy.
Follow this team of climbers as they reveal, through their own words, the physical and mental barriers confronted throughout their journey. From landslides destroying roads in Nepal, to a selfless rescue attempt ending in tragedy, this is a film about the true nature of Himalayan expeditions. In the end, only a small handful in this large expedition reaches the ultimate goal. Join us on an incredible journey through the timeless culture of Nepal and the breathtaking landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau. Witness the unpredictable nature of Himalayan climbing and the diminishing affect altitude can have on the human body as we climb without oxygen to 26,906 feet.
This DVD positively rocks! Entertaining, fascinating and absolutely breathtaking. The photography is stunning and the climber’s own words perfectly describe exactly what goes into such an adventure. It’s terrific on all accounts. I bought the DVD on a lark, not knowing what to expect in terms of quality or perspective, and we have been completely pleased with it.
It was FANTASTIC.
The DVD was GREAT! Very professionally done and high quality. I summitted Cho Oyu in the Spring of 2001 and it accurately portrays what one will find on the mountain.
The interviews and running commentaries of the expedition members makes you feel as though you are living the climb with them. The work involved in establishing the camps and the hardships they endured really comes through in this film. I highly recommend Cho Oyu, West of Everest and I look forward to similar films from Media Ventures.
It really is a well-done video. I purchased it as helpful information since I was planning to climb Cho Oyu, and it served the purpose well. Non-climbing friends also found it quite entertaining.