(By Raheel Adnan) A group of climbers topped Manaslu, today. These are first summits of the season on Manaslu (or any other 8000m peak), this fall. Last week, bad climbing conditions and deteriorating weather thwarted summit-bids. Several teams, then decided to abandon their attempts for the season. On Makalu, the Ski team went for summit today, but were forced to turn back from “above 8000m”. Finally, another summit push is underway on Manaslu, as climbers will be going up from C4 tonight.
Fifteen climbers summited Manaslu today and are already descending to lower camps. Summit Climb team’s expedition leader Daniel Mazur tweeted this evening. “We are at C4. Route is very good, no crevasse. Met Dan, Vincent, Philippe, Santiago, Viktor, Boyan, 9 Sherpas. Congratulations. We go tonight.”
As per Seven Summit Treks BC manager Chhang Dawa Sherpa, following climbers reached the top.
1. Mr. Santiago Quintero (Ecuador)
2. Victor Hugo Rimac (Peru)
3. Daniel Stuart Trevena (Australia)
4. Philippe Jean Marty (France)
5. Vincent Jean Callet (France)
6. Boyan Petrov Petrov (Bulgaria)
7. Gaimpaolo Corona (Italy)
8. Lu Shuigu (China)
9. Mr. Gilian Kit Wai Lee (Australia)
10. Cheji Norbu Sherpa
11. Mingma Thenduk Sherpa
12. Ang Dawa Sherpa
13. Pasang Nurbu Sherpa
14. Changbabu Sherpa
15. Mingma Sherpa
Summit Climb team will be going for summit tonight.
No Success on Makalu
Ski Makalu team has been pushed back by avalanches and dangerous conditions on summit-bid. The team went up from C3 (7450m), this morning.
“Push is over and no summit reached. We did ski from a new high point. And everyone safe after some very real avys above 8k.” Adrian Ballinger wrote this evening.
Another Attempt on Everest
Finally, new from Everest is that Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki is gearing up for another summit push. He’s aiming to reach the summit by early next week.
Previous Himalaya fall season 2015:
Himalaya heads-up: Kuriki coming down, Manaslu and Makalu pushing, Himex and (some) Junkies leaving - UPDATED
Sky-skiing Makalu: Interview with Adrian Ballinger
Lhotse South Wall: Interview with Sung Taek Hong
Unknown Himalaya: Interview with Luke Smithwick
Nepal heads up: Rolwaling unclimbed peaks attempt
Himalaya Fall 2015: Slow start to the season; cool names returning for difficult quests
Climbers Missing in Kashmir
Himalaya Heads-Up: The Long Approach
2015 Fall season kick-off
Himalaya Fall Season Preview: Slow Return of Climbers, Kuriki Back for Everest