Report on the ascent of Cho Oyu in the Himalayas at Cursed Mountain website

May 19, 2009

Report on the ascent of Cho Oyu
in the Himalayas at Cursed Mountain website

Blind mountaineer Andy Holzer
reports at the official game website

Deep Silver Inc., a publisher of
interactive entertainment software and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media,
announces a cooperation with the renowned blind mountaineer Andy Holzer. Holzer
will report on climbing Mount Cho Oyu in a blog at the official website for the
exclusive Wii™ title Cursed Mountain at

On April 19, 2009, the team
surrounding blind mountaineer Andy Holzer set out for its greatest adventure so
far – climbing Cho Oyu in the Himalayas, the world’s sixth-highest mountain at
8,021 meters. The team of seven is planning to reach Cho Oyu’s summit towards
the end of May. For the first time in history, a blind European, Andy Holzer,
will then stand on top of a mountain higher than eight thousand meters.

At the official website for the
horror game "Cursed Mountain", which is also set in the Himalayas, Andy Holzer
will report in his own blog on the incidents and encounters he experiences
during his arduous ascent.

About Cursed Mountain: Set in the
late 1980s, gamers will take on the role of a fearless mountaineer as he climbs
into the Himalayas on a quest to find his lost brother. As he ascends the
mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in
that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World. Villagers, pilgrims,
mountaineers and Buddhist monks – dead but not yet reincarnated – are all that
is left on the mountain.

Terrible visions will disorient him,
and ghosts and demons block his path. But the question remains – is his brother
still alive?

Cursed Mountain is set to be
released in 2009.