Mt. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain of the world. It lies in the Himalayas at 20 km to the west of Mount Everest at the border between Tibet and Nepal. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. Cho Oyu Expedition was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest the following year in the year on October 19, 1954 via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy and the team of an Austrian expedition. Being the 6th highest peaks of the world, Cho Oyu has the highest success rate among the world's fourteen 8,000er peaks. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, some climbers consider Cho Oyu Expedition to be the easiest 8,000 metre peak to climb and it is a popular objective for professionally guided. The ascent to the summit is short and direct with a few small technical sections which can be climbed safely using fixed lines.