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Maxut's image from the summit of Manaslu (click to enlarge).
"Everything was wind-packed, totally unpredictable, and just really, really bad," said the climber about the Manaslu ski descent (unrelated file image from the peak).
The route above camp 4 towards the summit (click to enlarge).
Max flags main sponsor banner. All photos courtesy of Max Zhumaev and Olga Zhumaeva (click to enlarge).


Image over Contact 4.0 of Everest and Lhotse view from C2 on Makalu, courtesy of Joa Garcia (click to enlarge).



Manaslu: first top images and more summits; Makalu: Joao Garcia, Andrew and others ready for summit push; Japan: Hirotaka and Yuka Komatsu heads-up, A

Posted: May 16, 2008 12:30 am EDT

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(MountEverest.net) He bagged the first summit of the season on Manaslu, and today Kazakh Maxut reports that also German climbers Thomas Lammle and Carsten Otto summited at 12 pm, with Australian Michael Parker and Sherpa following at 2 pm.Max arrived back in BC today. He also reports that one of the Japanese expedition's Sherpas died from heart failure 3 days ago. The other Sherpas have gone on strike and the expedition is currently halted. MakaluCloudClimbing website reports that Alex Gavan reached Makalu Summit on May 12,...

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