Summit Push Underway

11 Oct

11th October – Manaslu Base Camp

Right now Mal and Ben are slowly making their way to Camp 4 at 7,400 metres in readiness for their push to the summit tomorrow morning 12th October. The sherpas went up yesterday to pitch the tent and set up camp.

The winds have died down a little but unfortunately not enough for Mal to consider flying from below the summit. So he will leave his skis and wing behind and is currently looking at waiting at Camp 3 till the 13th to try and fly then when the winds are forecast to drop again.

Tonight Mal, Ben, Siddhi Mama and Phemba Rinji will be huddled in their tent at camp 4 eating and drinking as much as they can and trying to stay warm. Mal and Ben will be resting on oxygen and they will start their climb at around 5am hoping to reach the summit by 9am.

The forecast is for clear skis and moderate winds and a full moon tonight.

In the meantime base camp is getting pretty quiet with just 4 expeditions left, all of whom are going for the summit tonight or tomorrow.

Wishing them all the best for a successful summit and more importantly a safe return to BC.

11th October – Manaslu Base Camp

Right now Mal and Ben are slowly making their way to Camp 4 at 7,400 metres in readiness for their push to the summit tomorrow morning 12th October. The sherpas went up yesterday to pitch the tent and set up camp.

The winds have died down a little but unfortunately not enough for Mal to consider flying from below the summit. So he will leave his skis and wing behind and is currently looking at waiting at Camp 3 till the 13th to try and fly then when the winds are forecast to drop again.

Tonight Mal, Ben, Siddhi Mama and Phemba Rinji will be huddled in their tent at camp 4 eating and drinking as much as they can and trying to stay warm. Mal and Ben will be resting on oxygen and they will start their climb at around 5am hoping to reach the summit by 9am.

The forecast is for clear skis and moderate winds and a full moon tonight.

In the meantime base camp is getting pretty quiet with just 4 expeditions left, all of whom are going for the summit tonight or tomorrow.

Wishing them all the best for a successful summit and more importantly a safe return to BC.

Sophie at Base Camp

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