Snowy Manaslu may get a new route this month.
courtesy Peter Hamor, Horia Colibasanu, Michal Gabriz, SOURCE
Manaslu Summit Attempt Tonight

Posted: May 04, 2016 03:46 am EDT

( Shisha Pangma ready for summit attempt was announced this morning and now news arrived from the Slovak-Romanian team that Peter Hamor and Horia Colibasanu will go for Manaslu summit today, May 4, according to news coming from Horia yesterday via sat phone.


In an earlier announcement on Pythom, the climbers said they will attempt to open a new route on Manaslu (8,163m), Northside. They use no supplementary oxygen or high-altitude Sherpa. The climb is a repeat from last year's attempt, read Peter Hamor's interview with Explorersweb for the details.


Tonight's push goes on the standard route, to acclimatize. The new route attempt will follow after that.


In addition to other major 8000er peaks, Romanian-born Colibășanu successfully climbed Manaslu in 2006, with Spaniard Iňaki Ochoa de Olza (1967-2008) as rope partner.


Among his many outstanding accomplishments, Slovak Peter Hamor is known for summiting Annapurna alone and enduring a bivouac in a dug out ice cave on top.


(Ed note: The story originally said tonight's summit push would go on the new line, which has been corrected.)


Follow the reports here.



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