The principal goal of the project Himalayadventure MMXV is to climb the 8th highest mountain in the world Manaslu (8,163m) and its closest neigbour Manaslu North (7,157m), which will be preceded by a series of acclimatisation ascents in the Solo Khumbu valley. The ascents will be made in light style, without the aid of high altitude porters and supplemental oxygen.
- Manaslu (8,163 m) – March – Jun 2016
MANASLU (8,163 M)
Washed by the rivers Buri Gandaki and Marshyangdi, the massive ice range is located in the Central Himalayas near the Nepal-China border. The main summit of Manaslu, the highest amongst the Nepal’s 8000m peaks, had been unknown to climbers until 1950 due to the country’s political isolation. The Japanese made the first attempt on the mountain in 1952 but only their fifth expedition in 1956 was successful. The mountain range of Manaslu includes a handful of other impressive peaks: east summit of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Manaslu North, the latter being a 7,157-metre high mountain unclimbed before 1979. Its North-East face towering above the Larkya Glacier ranks among the most interesting faces in the Himalayas.