First 2012 Himalaya fall summit: Manaslu

Posted: Oct 01, 2012 04:23 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) "From camp four, with our boots still on and probably looking a bit rough at this point with crazy things still frozen to our beards, noses and who knows where else. We are vey happy to announce that our entire Mountain Professionals team, Tone, Leif, Vibeke, Fredrik, Ryan, Chhirring, Pema, and Lhakpa, reached the summit of Manaslu 8163m this morning!"

There you have it. The first 8000+ summit in Himalaya this season went to tormented Manaslu. Congrats climbers, safe descent!

Summit push is ongoing also on Dhaulagiri where climbers planned to reach C3 today. The Makalu attempt was aborted. A second try is planned for after the next weekend, weather allowing.

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File image of Full moon rising on Manaslu (Sep 15, 2008)
courtesy Kari Kobler, SOURCE
File image (2007) of Mountain Professionals climbing guide Ryan Waters.