Sheridan Man to Climb Cho Oyu

Darren Rogers does a handstand on top of Cayambe (18,990 feet) in Ecuador. (Submitted Photo)
Darren Rogers does a handstand on top of Cayambe (18,990 feet) in Ecuador. (Submitted Photo)

A seasoned mountain climber from Sheridan will be joining an international team next week to climb Cho Oyu mountain in Tibet.

His name is Darren Rogers. He talked about the climb during a recent interview.

He said he's been climbing for years.

So, why this mountain?

He said he's continually training, and because of that, people in Sheridan might know him, without realizing the fact.

Still, this particular climb will be a tough one, he said, because of the high altitude and remoteness of the summit. He said he lands in Kathmandu, Nepal, and after receiving a visa for China will drive for several days to cross the border into Tibet before arriving at the base camp.

From there, he said, the climbers will acclimate to the altitude by hiking up to three other camps above the base camp before making the climb to the top. He's going with the International Mountain Guides organization that supplies the food, oxygen, logistics and transportation.

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