Stories

In Manaslu base camp 10am

The team is well settled in Manaslu base camp at 4800m, which is shrouded in mist and daily afternoon rain. Today they enjoyed clear views of Manaslu once above the clouds during their first rotation to Camp 1 (5700m). The…
Finally the clouds have cleared a bit to offer the team first views of Manaslu, she's a beauty. Manaslu is locally known as the Japanese mountain, in reference to the various Japanese teams who attempted different routes and the successful…

Manaslu team in Samagaon 2pm

Finally in Samagaon, the last village before base camp! The team is ecstatic that tomorrow is a rest day...well kind of a rest day with only a short day hike around the village planned. The last few days of steep…

Wet wet wet to Manaslu 2pm

The team are comfortably resting in Jaghat...relaxing after cooling showers and finally dry shoes. Yesterday was a bit of a wash out. In fact, quite a wash out. Two Sherpas had to drop their loads to beat a descending landslide…

First day of trekking to Manaslu 1pm

It is hot and humid! Bizarre to think that the team will be freezing and wearing down suits in a few weeks time, when it's so hot at the moment.

Day 1 of trek to Manaslu base camp 10am

Day 1 was a bumpy journey on a 4WD which got bogged a few times in the muddy roads, and then a switch over to a bus to Arughat.

Heading to Manaslu 5pm

The Himalayan Ascent Manaslu Expedition 2012 is about to kick off. Support staff are already on the trail to base camp, and climbers, Chris Burke and Anders Bergval, and guides, Lakpa and Sumit, leave tomorrow.

ClimbMandu

Himalayan Ascent were out in full force at the 1st ClimbMandu rock climbing competition in Kathmandu, Nepal. Senior guide Ankaji competed in the lead competition and made it to the finals, he just missed out on a top 3 ranking…
The Himalayan Ascent Spring season is fast drawing to a close. The fundraising team of “Everest One” for Sharon Cohrs made a successful round trip to EBC and back. Thirteen Australian trekkers joined Sharon and Allan for Sharon’s “Climbing For…

Ama Dablam Summit and other news!

Fantastic news!! Summit success! Scott Macintosh and Niels Tietz made the epic climb from Camp 2 to the top on the afternoon of April 26th. Chris Possa made the wise decision to turn around after Camp 3 after feeling the…
Lakpa just called to update us from Camp 2…after an epic day yesterday, they were unable to make it to the summit. They got as far as the serac above Camp 3 (~6400m) around 2pm, but “safety first” prevented them…
Well the team is at this moment snuggled in their sleeping bags at Camp 2, but I doubt they are sleeping much. In less than 1 hr, Lakpa, Niels, Scott and Chris will be making a 12am (25th April) start…