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Manaslu

Manaslu Overview

COUNTRY: Nepal
MAX. ALTITUDE: 8156m
CATEGORY: Mountaineering
DIFFICULTY:
P6
T5

One of the coveted 8,000m peaks, Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and is a fantastic example of high altitude mountaineering. From Kathmandu we set off on a bus packed not only with us and our gear but with our entire mountain crew. The trek to base camp takes us through many local villages and we continuously get glimpses of those white giants on the horizon. Gradually the country changes; as we gain altitude the broad river valley we have followed narrows and the trail begins to cut into the sides of the steep valley.

At length we reach the base camp of Manaslu that will be our home for the next few weeks. Above us towers the huge bulk of the mountain we have come to climb. Once at base camp (4,800m) the work begins: Manaslu is a huge mountain and cannot be underestimated. In comparison to other 8,000m peaks, though, Manaslu’s normal route has only moderate technical terrain. A long glacier approach leads to camp one and a short ice-fall needs to be negotiated to reach the spectacularly located camps 2, 3 and 4 and the climb requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques.

Manaslu has been climbed Alpine-style but we enhance our success rate by using expedition style climbing methods and an extremely strong Sherpa team for logistical support. An expedition to Manaslu will provide the climber with a huge amount of satisfaction and an increased skill set readying them for further expeditions of this nature. She is a perfect peak to consider before Everest or a technical 8,000m peak such as K2.

 

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