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"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).

Manaslu ski/climbed under 24 Hours w/out O2

Posted: Oct 09, 2012 02:39 am EDT
(Newsdesk) "I met Basti and Consti on the way down and they decided to come down with me and we skied down together. It was the worst ski descent ever."

It happened on Manaslu this season but may have been overlooked at the time, said our friends at EpicTV who sent word over today.

Benedikt Böhm topped w/out 02 and skied down back:

"Everything was wind-packed, totally unpredictable, and just really, really bad," Böhm said.

"When we got to Camp 4, we took off our skis and traversed a bit because the route was icy and we didn’t want to risk it. We put them back on again at 7300m. As we skied beneath the big serac we could see the huge avalanche crown above us. It was four meters deep!"

“Below that the ski descent got even worse because of the avalanche debris. It was no fun at all, we were just eating altitude."

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