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Tormod Granheim from Norway made it on ski down Cho Oyu, Tibet

The Norwegian Viking Tormod Granheim succeeded in his attemp today to ski down Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. He is part of a small scandinavian team call the Tibet Bergans Big mountain Expedition including skier Tomas Olsson, photographer Jonas Tufveson and cinematographer Peter Frick. Three other Norwegians are ready to do the same venture tomorrow.

Photo. Tormod Granheim on ski. Photo Copyright: Fri Flyt.


Tormod Granheim is currently in Tibet attempting to climb and ski Cho Oyu (8201 m) and Shisha Pangma (8046 m).

According his website, the team planned to climb without oxygen and sherpasupport.No one has ever succeeded skiing of the two summits within one climbingseason. 


Tormod Granheim is among the leading Scandinavians in the field. He is a well-known player in Scandinavian magazines as well as newspapers and TV, with his strong psyche, razor-sharp edges and need for adventure.


Photo. Tormod Granheim on Cho Oyu before his venture.

Photo Copyright: Fri Flyt.


Photo. Tormod Granheim enjoy suspense thrill at one of the world`s highest mountains.  


Photo Copyright:

Tormod Granheim (www.tormodgranheim.com).


Based in Chamonix, he has taken skiing to a new level, and skied a number of the classic test-pieces, including a cordless, solo descent of the notorious Eugster Diagonal on the North Face of Aiguille du Midi (1200m @ 50-55 degrees, second ever cordless).


January 2002 he reached the summit of Aconcagua (6962m) and skied the Polish Glacier. The 2003 summer he climbed and skied the two Chinese summits Muztagh Ata, and Kuksay Peak in a period of about a week. The first being more than 7500m, and the latter some 7200m. Kuksay was soloed in a roundtrip of less than 30 hours involving a bevy and some 3000 meters of vertical gain.


Tormod Granheim`s next big challenge is the neighbouring mountain, Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world - for both climbing and skiing? He plans to conquer the mountain in 2006.


Stein Morten Lund, 1 October 2004


Additional information

Read more about Tormod Granheim at his website. Here you find continuously updated information about his latest adventures: www.tormodgranheim.com.



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