Horia Colibasanu (left) and Peter Hamor, during last year's expedition to Manaslu.
courtesy Horia Colibasanu, SOURCE
Horia Colibasanu, and Peter Hamor, for Manaslu New Route

Posted: Mar 29, 2016 07:29 pm EDT

(This heads up was originally published on Pythom.com by Larisa Ghitulescu)


Romanian-born Horia Colibășanu, atop of seven 8,000-meter summits so far, leaves for Nepal on March 26. He will team up with Peter Hamor (Slovakia) in an attempt to open a new route on Manaslu (8,163m), Northside, a press release says.


He will not use supplementary oxygen or high-altitude Sherpa.


Colibășanu successfully climbed Manaslu in 2006, with Spaniard Iňaki Ochoa de Olza (1967-2008) as rope partner.


The mountains Colibășanu climbed include K2 (8,611m), Annapurna (8,091) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m), three of the world’s most dangerous eight-thousanders.


Five out of his seven successful summits were firsts for his home country.


Press release here:  http://horiacolibasanu.com/ro/comunicat-manaslu-2016-tentativa-de-ruta-noua/#more-1152